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Career Readiness: Intercultural Competence

One of the eight core career competencies employers are seeking from candidates is focused on equity and inclusion. Students need to demonstrate an "awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from historically marginalized communities, as well as different local and global cultures." This week our social media has focused on…

It’s 2024: Be Resolute!

With the start of the new year, we all propose resolutions about making ourselves better than we were the year before, whether that be with the goal of weight loss or spending less money, but what about resolutions that students can focus on to gain more skills and experience in the upcoming semester? For starters,…

6 Expert Tips to Get the Most Out of Mentorship

The right mentor can help change your career path for the better, guiding important decisions and sharing important career advice. If you’ve already explored the many benefits of mentorship and figured out your game plan to find a mentor, the natural next step is to figure out exactly how to navigate your new mentoring relationship.…

Where will Mizzou Take You? Five Ways to Develop Career Readiness

The National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness as “a foundation from which to demonstrate core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.” It also identifies eight career competencies that employers look for during the hiring process: career & self-development, critical thinking, equity &…

Ten Places to Visit Within Walking Distance of Campus

You don’t need a car to have delightful experiences in CoMo. As summer welcome sweeps across Mizzou, enjoy the Career Scoop’s list of the top ten things to check out within walking distance of campus. A few notes: we’ve calculated the distances using Jesse Hall, and the prices are accurate as of the publication of…

Career Outcomes: What do MU alumni do after graduation?

Each year Mizzou conducts the Outcomes Survey, asking all graduating seniors about their post-grad plans. Those results are published on the Career Outcomes website.  The data shows that Mizzou talent is sought after by employers and students are graduating career ready!  For Class of 2022,  95.4% of MU graduates has a successful career outcome 6…

Using ChatGPT for Your Career

ChatGPT is all the rage right now - I cannot scroll through my news feed without seeing a story about its impact. Whether authors are warning about the elimination of jobs or discussing the harms of artificial intelligence, I think we should take a moment to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of this new…

Building Career Competencies: Leadership

If you’re currently working in a leadership role, chances are you possess qualities that are highly desirable to employers.  Studies show that competency in leadership is linked to emotional and social intelligence, and can lead to increased employee engagement, job performance and opportunities for advancement.  For the month of May, we’re breaking down eight career…

Building Career Competencies: Critical Thinking and Equity & Inclusion

No matter what your major is or what your post-grad job might be, all employers have 8 specific skills they look for in potential employees. This week, we are taking a deep dive into the next two career competencies: Critical Thinking and Equity & Inclusion. These two go hand in hand, according to Associate Professor…

Building Career Competencies: Communication and Career & Self-Development

No matter what your major is or what your post-grad job might be, all employers have 8 specific skills they look for in potential employees. This week, we are taking a deep dive into the first two career competencies: career & self development and communication. But what does this mean, exactly? And how do we…