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Career Scoop is an online forum created by, for, and about Mizzou students. Here you’ll find the most current information, tips, and the “inside scoop” on all things career-related. Subscribe now to get updates and discover ways to successfully pursue your career goals.

Communicate Your Value

Interviews are situations where it’s good – great, even – to brag about yourself. Obviously, that can be hard when you’ve always heard you shouldn’t brag. Here at the career center, we aim to help you communicate your value properly so that potential employers can see how awesome you really are. As you go through…

Your Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Social Media Image

By now your mom has probably told you to be careful what you post online because of how it might look in the future. Well, mom is right again. Believe it or not, employers do care about what you post on social media because it allows them to get a glimpse of your personal brand.…

Handshake Hacks to Land That Job

By now, you’ve probably spent a lot of time perusing the annals of the Handshake job site. You’ve probably even applied to an internship or two. Unfortunately, there are tons of students across the country who are in the same shoes, with quite a few of them in your town alone. On the bright side,…

Meet the Mark with Mizzou Mentorship

Internships are great a way for you to get a hands-on experience in your career, but there’s only so much insight they can offer you. While you are trying to gain as many valuable skills and experiences as you can, that can be overwhelming without the right support. If you’ve never thought about mentorship, we’re…

Equity & Inclusion: Why It Should Matter to All of Us

This MLK holiday I have been thinking about Mizzou’s 2022 theme, Spoken Word: Facing the Challenges of Tomorrow and Dr. King’s inspirational words, “Though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” Equity and inclusion are extremely important in career services, particularly as we think about the recruitment process and…

Top 5 Career Tips for First Generation College Students

As a first generation student, you are piloting their own path in college without following in family footsteps. By default, this makes you resilient and resourceful. However, there could be some specific challenges you might face when navigating career and major decisions because you are forging a different path than those before you. Recently, Mizzou…

Strengths on the Playing Field

If you haven’t taken the CliftonStrengths assessment, then it might be better to do so before continuing. If you’ve already taken it, then you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by the huge report that got dropped onto your screen. Well, its okay. Just take a deep breath and read on. How it Works Simply…

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…

Selfie Studio

Students, faculty and staff can take a professional-looking headshot for their LinkedIn profile and social media accounts. Stop by the lower level of the Student Success Center any weekday between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.