Career Readiness

The end of the semester is nearing, but it is not too late to be career ready! “What does it mean to be career ready?” you may be wondering. The National Association of College and Employers defines career readiness as, “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” They define the competencies as critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management and global fluency. “How can I become career ready?” you may be wondering. Well, lucky for you the MU Career Center specializes in career readiness. Here are some things you can start doing now beyond the basics!

  1. Polish up that resume
  2. Make connections on LinkedIn
  3. Attend conferences and seminars
  4. Apply for a leadership position
  5. Keep up with global news
  6. Participate in class discussion and team activities
  7. Learn digital programs that pertain to your major (excel, adobe, coding software, etc.)

There are always ways to stretch your career muscles and the Career Center is here to be your personal trainer. Start now by attending some events right here on Mizzou’s campus. Below is a list of some events coming up!

 April 9th: Journalism Career Services Event: Career Prep: Where Will You Fit?

This event is for journalism students looking for resume help, job search assistance and interviewing tips. It is from 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Palmer Room at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. There will be food and coffee throughout the day!

 April 12th: Job Search Boot Camp

This event is for MU juniors and senors who need a crash course in job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more. It is from 12:00-6:00 pm in North Memorial Union and students should RSVP on handshake by 5:00 pm on April 9th.

April 16th: Resume Review at the LGBTQ Resource Center

Stop by the LGBTQ Resource Center from 1:00-3:00 pm to get your resume and cover letter reviewed by a Career Specialist! This is a great time to ask questions about the disclosure of personal information while on the job search or any other questions you may have!

Start now so you can be strong later!