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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?…

How to Find A Work Life Balance

Between jobs, schoolwork, and clubs on top of having a social life, we are all busy people! Making the most out of each task may feel like our top priority, but when’s the last time you stopped or slowed down? When’s the last time you focused on your mental well-being and not just personal achievement?…

What’s the Value of a Part-Time Job?

Welcome back, Tigers! We hope your first few weeks of school have been nothing but extraordinary and full of memorable moments. The MUCC is excited for all the upcoming campus career fairs that will provide you with the opportunity to find the right employer. In the coming weeks, we will be hosting the Campus Part-Time…

Should You Use Canva for Your Resume?

Creating your resume in Canva can feel like manifesting a makeover. What can seem like a plain and boring document suddenly looks colorful and eye-catching. So as a career coach, when I meet with clients who’ve spiced things up by making a Canva resume, I hate breaking the news that their fancy new document probably…

The Right Way to Read an Entry-Level Job Description

So you’ve found an entry-level job description that looks promising. How do you make sure it’s worth your time to apply? The job description can tell you a lot, not just about the role, but about the company and culture. Take the time to read the job description carefully. Then, use the job description to…