Exploring Careers & Majors

Don’t “Do What You Love,” Do What Lets You Have the Life You Want

When it comes to career advice, we’ve all heard, “Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life.” Or picked up Marsha Sinetar’s book proclaiming, “Do what you love, the money will follow.” Or thought of Lana Del Ray explaining that “doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness.”…

Why Work in Government?

Every July 4th we celebrate our founding of our nation and it seems like a good time to discuss career opportunities in government. Career opportunities in government range from cybersecurity to environmental safety to public health. Public servants are passionate about making a difference in the world and keen to help our government tackle complex…

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…

Consider International Service with the Peace Corps

Consider international service with the Peace Corps after graduationApplications now accepted for jobs starting in 2022. Visualize your future. Life after graduation. Maybe you see your career unfolding, marriage, a kid or three, and buying your first home. Imagine in your future a two-year stint serving in the developing world. That is what you do…

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…