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Don’t Stress Before You Say Yes

Don’t take that job! … at least, not until you’ve scrutinized your pay rate and every detail of your offer. Many students fall into the trap of accepting their first entry-level job offer without realizing what a bit of research can do to drastically change the concessions in their favor. Even fewer realize just how crucial it…

Career Planning Got You Blue? Sort Things Out with Focus 2

As a first year student just finishing my first semester of college, it has become overwhelmingly apparent to me that I am not as certain about my future aspirations as I was once before. Coming into Mizzou I was undoubtedly going in the direction of pursuing a career in the Public Relations field. A few…

Cultivating Confidence at Work

Having confidence at a job can be difficult, but is an important skill to cultivate when interacting with coworkers, bosses, and potential employers. Practicing confident language can help you value your work and gain self confidence naturally. Professionals are looking for people who have belief in what they do, so if you are feeling unconfident…

How to Build Your (Affordable) Professional Wardrobe

By Ana Bailey When making a good impression at your job, it is important to dress the part. The way that you dress can play a crucial role in how people perceive your ability to be professional, responsible, and trustworthy.  Most jobs require a specific dress code that may not currently fit your closet. However,…

Students Share Their Most Effective Networking Strategies

If you've clicked on this article, you probably know the basics of networking. Now, up your networking game with these success stories from college students and grads—myself included! Build it into your routine. If you don’t build networking into your routine, you’ll likely forget to keep up with your efforts in the chaos of life.…

Q&A with a Career Specialist

Meet Autumn, one of our wonderful Career Specialist supervisors here at the MU Career Center. This summer, you can find her downstairs at the front desk, ready to help greet and advise you whether you stop by the office or drop-in via Zoom. We just celebrated Autumn’s graduation this May and are grateful to have…

Making the Most of Internships

How can you make sure you're making the most out of your internships to strengthen your full-time job search? Always ask for more If you have downtime at your internship, ask your supervisor for more work. If they don’t have any projects for you to work on, go to other departments and offer to assist…

MU Grads Have Support and Success

A recent Show Me Mizzou story features three Mizzou graduates pursuing their career goals. Kendall Feist, Savannah Gonzales and Luke Pfitzinger are part of the graduating Class of 2023 who have found success: the recent career outcomes survey shows that more than 95% of recent MU graduates found employment, continued their education, joined the military…

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Everyone on the Mizzou campus is READY for Spring Break! Whether you are going home to relax or travel staying  socially distanced from others, it's important to remember to post smart on your social media over the break. And maybe you can do a little Spring cleaning while you are at! Here are some tips…

5 minutes to spare? 5 things to do on the Handshake app!

Handshake has always been a handy tool for students to find career opportunities and apply for jobs. Now, with the updated app, it is even easier than ever to find what you are looking for on the go! Whether you are waiting for the bus or just have time to kill, here are some tips…