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How to Talk About Activism Experience on Your Resume

Whether you’re fighting for racial justice, climate action, or another cause close to your heart, activism and volunteer experience can go on your resume. Any experience that has helped you build new skills can be included on your resume, whether or not it was a formal job or internship. But how do you do it—and…

7 “Green Flags” to Look for in an Employer

When interviewing with a new organization, it’s wise to keep an eye out for “red flags.” Some job-seekers might be wary of high company turnover, lack of punctuality, low salaries, or other factors that signal that it might not be the right job for them. Others might have had negative experiences in the past and…

When in Doubt, Apply!

How do you analyze a job description to determine if you are a fit? Many people assume that you must meet every requirement in order to apply. In particular, women tend to apply for fewer opportunities than men due to self-doubt about their qualifications. Keep these tips in mind during your job search to boost…

The Skills that Really Matter on Your Handshake Profile

Your skills section is one of the most important parts of your Handshake profile—if you do it right. The keywords in this section help Handshake recommend relevant jobs to you. Your skills also help recruiters find you on Handshake. And it lets them easily understand your skillset, without digging through your resume.  We analyzed the…

Salary Negotiation Tips for the Entry-Level Applicant

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 is…

Narrowing Down Your Internship Options

Whether you’re a freshman or a grad, it's never to late to look for an internship. However, with job boards like Handshake and LinkedIn being filled to the brim with opportunities, it can be difficult to find one that you like. Each one is different in its own way, but with some guidance you can…

Dos and Don’ts of Professional Social Media Posting

By now, you’ve probably been warned about social media and how it affects your professional image. Usually the tone is negative. Believe it or not, posting on your social media can be helpful for employers to gauge how you’ll fit in company culture. It gives them a window into your personality, which is great for…

Transferable Skills and Where to Find Them

As a college student, you may find yourself prioritizing school, friends, or regular income over gaining experience in your field. That’s okay! Believe it or not, many employers don’t expect recent college graduates (or underclassmen) to have 10+ years of work experience under their belt. Your resume is bound to feel a barren, but you…

10 Women Who Made Scientific History

BestColleges.com recently curated a guide that highlights 13 women who shaped the field of science through their hard work and determination. For centuries, universities refused to grant science degrees to women. The most prestigious scientific society, the Royal Society, didn't allow women to join until the 20th century. But women continued to practice chemistry, physics,…

Campus Involvement at Mizzou

Whether you’re new to Mizzou or an MU veteran, getting involved on campus is always a great idea. You’re able to develop new relationships, network and gain interpersonal skills in a fun and engaging way. However, finding things to do on a huge campus like Mizzou can be difficult. Luckily, we’re here to help. What…