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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?…

Career Readiness: Intercultural Competence

One of the eight core career competencies employers are seeking from candidates is focused on equity and inclusion. Students need to demonstrate an "awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from historically marginalized communities, as well as different local and global cultures." This week our social media has focused on…

Exploring Majors and Pursuing Passions

When she arrived at the University of Missouri, Sophia Bianco didn’t know what she wanted to do. Growing up in the small town of Dixon, Missouri, Bianco dreamed of working in the music industry — but was it possible for someone with “no musical talent,” as she would say? The answer was “yes,” and Bianco…

Don’t Do It Alone!

If you are walking on Lowry Mall, you'll notice some black and gold signs outside the Student Success Center promoting our career services. One prominently says, "Don't Do It Alone," meaning that you have LOTS of resources and support if you are deciding on a major or considering career paths. The Career Center staff is…

Put Your Best Foot Forward

If you are walking on Lowry Mall, you'll see some black and gold posters outside of the Student Success Center promoting career services. One message says "Put Your Best Foot Forward" and we sincerely want every Mizzou student to be aware of their strengths and become career ready! Whether you are a sophomore looking for…

Meet with Involvement Ambassadors for Campus Connections

This week, January 22-26, is Involvement Week, with several events and opportunities for Mizzou students to explore a new interests or find people with similar ones as you. To help you make connections, students can visit with Involvement Ambassadors, a group of experienced students who offer one-on-one consultations. During these 30-minute sessions, ambassadors assess your…

January Handshake Challenge: How Many Boxes Can You Check Off ?

In career services, we always think the career search is fun—but we understand that, when you’re juggling classes, social commitments, and extra-curriculars, it can feel like a chore! That’s why we like to break the journey to your next internship or job into fun, easy challenges. Consider this guide to improving your Handshake experience like a…

Companies to Help you Launch a Career and Pay Off Student Loans

Will I make it to class on time after snoozing my alarm? Was I supposed to take out the trash today or is it my roommate’s turn? What should I grab for dinner tonight? Will I spend the rest of my life feeling absolutely crushed beneath the weight of the loans that are helping me attend…

It’s 2024: 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,…

How to Stay Motivated in Unmotivating Times

As finals approach, many students struggle to find motivation to start studying and work on their projects. This is a common feeling, but there are strategies and tips to help get you back on your feet and finish strong! Set a Schedule Making a schedule is crucial to stay organized during finals. Students tend to…