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What’s the Value of a Part-Time Job?

It’s Student Employee Appreciation Week and Mizzou is celebrating its part-time student workers who do so much to support the mission of the University. Whether you work on, campus, off campus or are getting ready to start…

Consider International Service with the Peace Corps

Consider international service with the Peace Corps after graduation Applications now accepted for jobs starting in 2022. Visualize your future. Life after graduation. Maybe you see your career unfolding, marriage, a kid or three, and buying your first home.

Career Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring weather got you in a cleaning mood? Freshen up with this checklist! Dust Off Your Resume When’s the last time you updated your resume?  Might be a good idea to give it a quick look over and make sure…

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Everyone on the Mizzou campus is READY for Spring Break! Whether you are going home to relax or travel staying  socially distanced from others, it’s important to remember to post smart on your social media over the break. And maybe…

5 Lessons from Famous Feminists You Can Apply to Your Career

Feminism is about gender equality. It’s liberation for every woman. It’s civil rights for men and women alike. Often the term carries with it baggage: the deep-seated fear of not being likeable, of being called bossy or being labeled as…

Benefits of Gap Year Work Programs

Adapted from Mike Profita’s blog post on thebalancecareers.com  Traditionally, a gap year referred to prospective college students who wanted to take some time off prior to beginning their post-high school education. More…

Where Will Mizzou Take You?

The University just published it’s Class of 2020 career outcomes. This is data collected from an exit survey of graduates (including Summer and Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 grads). A record-breaking 93.5% of 2020 graduates found successful…

Avoid These Interview Fails

Over the years I have conducted lots of interviews and spoken with many recruiters who shared stories of some major interview gaffes. Here are some anecdotes that provide some helpful lessons on things to avoid: The Virtual Dud One employer…

4 Cover Letter Myths

Cover letters are unique to the job search and unlike any other letter you will likely write. Lots of students ask us, “Should I send a cover letter?” and “Is it worth the time creating one”?  Our answer is always…

What Is an Internship? 

As you start to think about your summer plans, an internship might be something you consider. Internships are a great way to gain career experience and explore something new short-term. Whether you end up loving