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Meet Career Specialist: Nez Redi

Meet Nez, one of our talented Career Specialists who was recently promoted to be a supervisor here at the MU Career Center (MUCC). When not at work or class, Nez invests his time and energy in his business ventures and podcast. Nez is someone that staff describes as a positive, ambitious go-getter who is a…

The Ultimate Guide to an Informational Interview

Informational interviewing is an amazing way to get an inside perspective on specific job positions and the workplace! Not only does it connect you with professionals, but it also helps you practice networking skills. To get started, read below and learn about the before, during and after steps of an informational interview. (Blog reposted from LiveCareer) While…

Building a Research Footprint

When Kristen Barwick chose the University of Missouri, her primary goal was to get into a research laboratory. Barwick enjoyed biology and chemistry in high school and became interested in research after listening to a teacher describe their research endeavors. “I didn’t even know research was an option until my senior year of high school,”…

Service: Transform Lives Including your Own!

With so many extracurriculars to pick from, it’s hard to narrow down what opportunities will fit you best. One thing we recommend all college-aged students try out is volunteering! There are so many benefits to volunteering, but here are just a few reasons why you might consider giving it a shot.  Benefits  https://career.missouri.edu/service-transform-lives-including-your-own/(opens in a…

5 Tips for Exploring Career Interests in College

Whether you are just about to enter college, in your final year, or about to start your master’s degree, you know well enough that exploring your career interests and options is no easy feat. It takes years of figuring out what interests you the most. And even then, there’s no telling if something else may come your…

Connecting through Tiger Spirit

We’ve talked before about career fairs as a means of networking with potential employers, but did you know that you can network in other ways too? Talking to alumni is a great way to get started. Tons of people graduate from MU every year, which means lots of people get added to an alumni network…

5 Career Benefits of Getting Involved

Whether you choose to try out a new club, take on a part-time job, or just get more active within your major, involvement can do amazing things for your resume and career. Here’s what getting involved can do for you: Marketable Skills The groups and organizations you are involved in closely resemble most future workplaces…

Why Study Abroad Can Change Your Life

As a college student, you are gaining skills and life experience all the time. Studying abroad can boost these attributes at warp speed if you’ll let it. Though you may be daunted by the idea of leaving your home country and being truly on your own out there in the world, it can be a…

How To Master Employer Communication: The Follow-Up

So, you just gave your elevator pitch and had a great experience networking at your college career fair! Now what? Make your impressions last and build connections that you can carry into your post-grad career by sending a follow-up! Take a look at these tips on what to include in your follow-up, as well as…

How To Master Employer Communication: The Pitch

For anybody in the workplace, time is the most valuable asset to maintain. We try to use as little of it as possible. This can complicate networking, since networking is all about making business connections that will last. So how do we make solid business connections, but only take up a minute of someone’s time?…