Exploring Careers & Majors

Explore career paths on Handshake

ou probably know Handshake as the place where college students are hired for great jobs and internships. But Handshake also has resources to help you find your career path. Think back to when you were deciding on your major. You may have done research to learn about different areas of study and tried a few…

Making the most of spring break: informational interviews

Now that the rush of midterms has subsided you should make the most of your break by doing a little career planning. Whether you are planning a streaming binge, relaxing poolside, or working hard at a part-time job, this is a perfect time to create new networking contacts and reach out to professionals to learn…

Exploring Majors and Pursuing Passions

When she arrived at the University of Missouri, Sophia Bianco didn’t know what she wanted to do. Growing up in the small town of Dixon, Missouri, Bianco dreamed of working in the music industry — but was it possible for someone with “no musical talent,” as she would say? The answer was “yes,” and Bianco…

Don’t Do It Alone!

If you are walking on Lowry Mall, you'll notice some black and gold signs outside the Student Success Center promoting our career services. One prominently says, "Don't Do It Alone," meaning that you have LOTS of resources and support if you are deciding on a major or considering career paths. The Career Center staff is…

Don’t Let Switching Majors Spook You!

There is nothing more daunting than wanting to change your major, however, you're not alone!  According to NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), about half of students who are working towards their bachelor's degree switch their major at least once.  College is a time to prepare you for your future, so it is important to find…

Taking MAJOR Steps

Did you know that at least 80% of college students change majors at least once during their college career? So, it’s nothing to worry about if you find yourself getting more and more curious about other educational paths. In fact, its more beneficial if you do your research now and switch sooner rather than later.…

Careers in Government to Consider Based on Your Major and Interests

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 9.6 million jobs in federal, state and local governments across the country. These jobs encompass hundreds of industries and have an annual mean wage of $70,590. There are many pros and cons to working for the government, but for students who are considering public…

How to Make a Career Choice When You Are Undecided

With thousands of options, how will you choose a career that’s right for you? If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task may seem insurmountable. Fortunately, it isn’t. Follow an organized process and you will increase your chances of making a good decision. Assess Yourself Before you can choose the right career, you must…

The Ultimate Guide to an Informational Interview

Informational interviewing is an amazing way to get an inside perspective on specific job positions and the workplace! Not only does it connect you with professionals, but it also helps you practice networking skills. To get started, read below and learn about the before, during and after steps of an informational interview. (Blog reposted from LiveCareer) While…

5 Tips for Exploring Career Interests in College

Whether you are just about to enter college, in your final year, or about to start your master’s degree, you know well enough that exploring your career interests and options is no easy feat. It takes years of figuring out what interests you the most. And even then, there’s no telling if something else may come your…