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10 Ways to Calm Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

Projects, papers and exams are upon us and December can be a really stressful time for most students. Here are 10 ways to manage stress and practice self-care, excerpted from the Healthline.com wellness blog. 1. Chew gum Chewing is a…

Career Outcomes: What do MU alumni do after graduation?

Over the past month we have posted alumni spotlights on Instagram and Twitter highlighting the experiences of diverse alumni and their career advice. And while we have more than 30 interesting and successful alums profiled, you might be thinking, “What…

Networking Made Easy: Mango!

As a career advisor, I often discuss with students the importance of networking and the benefits of tapping into professional contacts. Our website has lots of information about WHERE you can network but there’s little discussing HOW to network. When…

Say “Yes” More Often

Alumni Spotlight Kasey Hammock Master’s of Public Affairs, 2018 Executive Director at First Chance for Children Kasey’s career at First Chance for Children began as an undergraduate intern. Her experiences as an intern ignited her passion for childhood…

Alumni Spotlights: Tigers Sharing Wisdom

For the remainder of fall semester, the MU Career Center will be featuring alumni spotlights on Instagram. I’d encourage you to follow along as you read about the career journeys of Mizzou alums from a variety…

Strengths and Your Job Search

When I was in high school, I worked a lot of food service jobs. I mostly waited tables and found that while I could make good tips, I really didn’t enjoy the work and found it stressful and draining. My…

Strengths for Academic Success

We are halfway through the semester and it’s a busy time for exams, papers and mid-term projects. As you manage all of these deadlines and responsibilities, have you ever really thought about how you use your CliftonStrengths as a student?…

Discover Your Talents!

“There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths.”     – Don Clifton Don Clifton was the author of the CliftonStrengths assessment and father of strengths psychology. CliftonStrengths…

"Fall" Into a Career

Some people have a laser focus and have always known what they want to do in a career. Others of us don’t have that singular vision and are open to more possibilities. My elementary school dreams of being a professional…

How to Avoid Zoom Fatigue

Excerpted from the Harvard Business Review Feeling drained or exhausted after a day of Zoom-based classes, work sessions or org meetings? You’re not alone!  Video calls force us to be more intentionally focused on conversations in…