Experiential Learning

Navigate Show Me Research Week based on your major

It is Show Me Research Week! It is a jam-packed week full of research including work displays, poster presentations, keynote speakers, professional development sessions and  award ceremonies. The events are open for all Mizzou majors and can easily connect you to specialists in the field, inspire your own research, or provide new insight! It might…

Meet with Involvement Ambassadors for Campus Connections

This week, January 22-26, is Involvement Week, with several events and opportunities for Mizzou students to explore a new interests or find people with similar ones as you. To help you make connections, students can visit with Involvement Ambassadors, a group of experienced students who offer one-on-one consultations. During these 30-minute sessions, ambassadors assess your…

4 Ways to Gain Experience and Upskill Your Summer

Even if you don’t have a summer job or internship, there are plenty of ways that your summer can give you new experiences for your resume and expose you to career paths you may never have considered before. Check out some of the free resources that can make your summer the resume-builder you’d hoped for. …

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,”…

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…

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…