It’s 2020: Be resolute!

With the start of the new year, we all propose resolutions about making ourselves better than we were the year before, whether that be with the goal of weight loss or spending less money, but what about resolutions that students can focus on to gain more skills and experience in the upcoming semester? 
For starters, after a long Winter break, make sure your resume is up-to-date with any extracurriculars or volunteer work that you may have participated in during this time. If you need help touching up your resume, or if you have yet to get one started, feel free to stop by the MU Career Center from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday for assistance. Because a resume highlights your accomplishments and experience, keeping it up-to-date can help when it comes to finding an internship or a new job. 
In addition, students should also consider creating a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a unique website with many features, such as being able to join groups and being able to share and create content. By being apart of LinkedIn, students can connect themselves to alumni from their school, who can help students develop professional contacts, as well as potential employers, who are able to view work showcased on the student’s profile. 
Finally, the best way to gain more skills and experience is to get involved on campus. You can join clubs, participate in volunteer work, or even attend campus events. These opportunities can open the doors for you to connect with people in real life, and they can help you find new things to try. Check out the Mizzou Events Calendar to find different events that you might be interested in attending and make sure to attend this week’s Winter Involvement Fair.
When it comes to developing your 2020 New Year’s resolution, we ask that you think about what you can do to help yourself grow as a student this semester in addition to any other goals you might have already set.