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Which Path Will You Take?

Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood (Frost, 1915), but you don’t know where you’re going. And that’s totally fine. Figuring out what exactly you’d like to do with your degree, or your values, can be difficult. It takes time and everyone figures it out at their own pace. The University of Missouri has a…

Internships: They’re Only Scary If You’re in the Dark

Anything can be scary when you don’t know what you’re looking at. While we can’t help you with the shadows in your room, we can help shine a light on internships. First things first Be aware that an internship is not the same thing as a part-time job, specifically because each has a different outcome.…

Recovering from a Bad Exam

The first round of exams has passed and some of you may even have already started studying for the second round of exams. Whether it was your first college exam or your hundredth, you probably have realized, school is hard. It can be difficult to find time to study between classes, activities, and social time…

E-tiquette: 5 Things to Remember When Navigating Virtual Interviews

With the age of the internet upon us, you might find that old-fashioned interviews are going out of style. Employers have turned to Zoom and other virtual outlets for interviews and networking, but what does this mean for you? It means that you should be ready to present yourself in a virtual setting, which can…

Stay Informed on Informational Interviewing

Have you ever wished you could just walk up to an employer and ask questions? No strings attached, no job on the line, just questions. Well, you can do just that with Informational Interviewing. What in the world is that? Informational interviewing is simple; it's an interview where the sole goal is to get information.…

5 Steps to Take as a New Alumni

Graduating from college is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. As an alumni, you’re adjusting to a new normal that is the beginning of the rest of your life. Prepare for this by taking the following steps for success: 1. Clean-Up Your Social Media It’s expected for you to have had a good time in college.…

Stress Management and Wellness

Here at Mizzou, we want our students to feel supported. We know that life can get overwhelming for everyone, no matter where you are in your college career. Let’s go through a few options that we have on campus that can help you manage your stress. Sanvello During the start of the pandemic, Mizzou launched…

Handshake: A Career Emporium

Have you ever spent hours on a job search engine because of how many options you have? Have you ever wished you could consolidate all 50 job sites into one handy one? What if we told you that we have a website filled with employers looking to hire students specifically at your school? Let’s introduce…

How to Write a Thank-You Email or Letter After an Interview

How you follow up with an employer after your interview is almost as important as the interview itself. And sending a well-written thank you email and/or letter soon after your interview is essential. Here are some tips for writing a thank you note that will impress employers. Why you should send a thank you It…

Get into Career Fairs Today!

Are you interested in getting your career started, but have no clue where to start? Here at Mizzou, we’ve got you covered! What is a career fair? A career fair is a great way to engage with recruiters and network with professionals in the industry you want. It gives the recruiters a chance to get to know…