Exploring Careers & Majors

Which Path Will You Take?

Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood (Frost, 1915), but you don’t know where you’re going. And that’s totally fine. Figuring out what exactly you’d like to do with your degree, or your values, can be difficult. It takes time and everyone figures it out at their own pace. The University of Missouri has a…

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.…

The 120 Best Places for Students and Grads to Launch their Career

For years, Handshake has been the #1 place university and college students go to find jobs. Born out of a real need to level the entry level playing field, that journey has never been no more critical than it is now. In a year full of firsts, students took the unprecedented step toward the virtual…

Say “Yes” More Often

Alumni Spotlight Kasey Hammock Master’s of Public Affairs, 2018 Executive Director at First Chance for Children Kasey’s career at First Chance for Children began as an undergraduate intern. Her experiences as an intern ignited her passion for childhood education and with hard work and a bit of happenstance, Kasey was able to secure her current…

Alumni Spotlights: Tigers Sharing Wisdom

For the remainder of fall semester, the MU Career Center will be featuring alumni spotlights on Instagram. I'd encourage you to follow along as you read about the career journeys of Mizzou alums from a variety of backgrounds and majors. Each alum not only talked about their Mizzou experience but shared their advice for current…

“Fall” Into a Career

Some people have a laser focus and have always known what they want to do in a career. Others of us don’t have that singular vision and are open to more possibilities. My elementary school dreams of being a professional cereal taster didn’t work out, but I sort of “fell” into my career based on…

Why Mentorship Matters

This Fall, Mizzou launched the Mizzou Mentorship Program, and its purpose is to provide students with mentors to help them reach their full potential. Through this program, mentors will have a positive and supportive relationship with their mentees where they share knowledge, skills, and life experiences. Mentors are a great way to help you plan…

Preparing For Early Registration with Focus 2

Registration is going to be upon us soon. For a lot of students, it can be stressful to choose classes in a smart way when you’re still uncertain about what career, or even what major, it is that you want to pursue. What is Focus 2? Focus 2 is an interactive resource offered at the…

Undecided? Okay by us!

Declaring a major can be an exciting, yet stressful time in a student’s life. Pressure to declare quickly can come from home and school, making the decision even harder to make, especially when everyone else seems to have it all figured out. But guess what? It’s okay not to know right away. In fact, it’s…

Informational Interviews: A Tool for Deciding Students

Are you struggling with deciding your future career path? Many students feel completely confident in their major, but have trouble deciding exactly what they want to do with it. The MU Career Center has many resources for a deciding student, but one of the most valuable is informational interviewing.  Informational interviewing gives students an opportunity…