Experiential Learning

Building a Research Footprint

When Kristen Barwick chose the University of Missouri, her primary goal was to get into a research laboratory. Barwick enjoyed biology and chemistry in high school and became interested in research after listening to a teacher describe their research endeavors. “I didn’t even know research was an option until my senior year of high school,”…

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…

47 Online Classes That’ll Help Your Career (and They’re Free!)

Learning a new skill helps your career. Period. And it’s true no matter who you are. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets…

Making the Most of Internships

How can you make sure you're making the most out of your internships to strengthen your full-time job search? Always ask for more If you have downtime at your internship, ask your supervisor for more work. If they don’t have any projects for you to work on, go to other departments and offer to assist…

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…

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…

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…

Internships: They’re Only Scary If You’re in the Dark

Anything can be scary when you don’t know what you’re looking at. While we can’t help you with the shadows in your room, we can help shine a light on internships. First things first Be aware that an internship is not the same thing as a part-time job, specifically because each has a different outcome.…

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 your internship or try something that you find isn’t for you, both outcomes are helpful experiences. Perhaps most importantly, internships help you to form relationships and build…