Experiential Learning

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…

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.…

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…

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…

5 Career Benefits of Getting Involved

This week is Involvement Week at Mizzou. Getting involved is uniquely “virtual” this semester, but there are still so many opportunities for you to work towards your career goals through engagement this semester. Here’s what getting involved can do for you: Marketable Skills The groups and organizations you are involved in more closely resemble most…

Be Your Own Self-Advocate!

Mizzou has embraced the NACE Career Competencies, eight skills that are critical for students to be "career ready", that is successful once they graduate and enter the workforce. One of those competencies is Career Management, which means students take a proactive role in defining, shaping and pursuing their career goals. One key aspect of managing…

Get Involved!

Did you know there are over 600 recognized student organizations at Mizzou? This week (Involvement Week) is the perfect opportunity for students to find their place at the university and gain valuable experience to use in future careers!  With this many organizations on campus, students can almost certainly find something that fits them personally! One…

Maximize Your Summer

As June kicks off and summer session begins at MU, students are likely finally getting into their summer routines. Whether it be summer classes, a part-time job, or an internship, everyone should be taking advantage of this time for personal and career development. Summer classes can be a great way to either get ahead or…

National Student Employment Week

This week is National Student Employment Week— a week where colleges and students across the country recognize the importance of student employees. Students are vital to the life and atmosphere of Mizzou’s campus and the downtown area. Many business and departments on campus are staffed and managed by Mizzou students. This week, we want to…