Exploring Careers & Majors, Page 2

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…

Train Like a Pro

In  the midst of Stanley Cup it’s easy to get caught up in idolizing the incredible athletes that grace our televisions each week.  What we often forget is that they are humans too and that they have career troubles just like us. Professional athletes often have trouble transitioning into careers after their time on the…

Hanging at Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving break is right around the corner and we all know what that means… endless questions from family members about what classes we are taking, what we are going to do with our lives and how we plan to use our summers. For some, this is an exciting time! For others, the holidays can be…

Personal Self-Assessment

In the previous blog post, I talked about academic self-reflection and how to bounce back from your first round of exams. For this post, I am going to talk about more than just your educational achievement and focus on your personal reflection and career path. It is so important to continually check-in with yourself along…

Exploration: Columbia & Career || Part 1

As an incoming freshman, you’re probably wondering: What is there to do in Columbia, Missouri? How can I try new things, meet new people and network all at once? Well my friends, here is your very own virtual tour guide of all the hotspots in Columbia that you don’t want to miss and some sweet…

Making the Most of Summer: Informational Interviews

Now that the rush of the school year has subsided you should make the most of your summer by doing a little career planning. Whether you are taking classes, relaxing poolside, or working hard at an internship or summer job, this is a perfect time to create new networking contacts and reach out to professionals…

Assisting International Students with Career Exploration

International students may encounter more career barriers when they try to get a job, select a major, or decide a career path due to the differences and concerns in culture, educational systems, and work eligibility. Based on the strong commitment to inclusion and equity, the MU Career Center has developed a variety of effective resources…

Career Planning with Focus2

As a first year student just finishing my first semester of college, it has become overwhelmingly apparent to me that I am not as certain about my future aspirations as I was once before. Coming into Mizzou I was undoubtedly going in the direction of pursuing a career in the Public Relations field. A few…

Reflecting for Future Happiness

Reflection is a common theme throughout life. As a junior in college, I’m always thinking back to a time when I was younger or when times were easier. I, also, ponder the things that I’ve learned in class and what I value. Reflection doesn’t have to be career or education based. It can be about…