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Handshake: A Career Emporium

Have you ever spent hours on a job search engine because of how many options you have? Have you ever wished you could consolidate all 50 job sites into one handy one? What if we told you that we have…

Get into Career Fairs Today!

Are you interested in getting your career started, but have no clue where to start? Here at Mizzou, we’ve got you covered! What is a career fair? A career fair is a great way to engage with recruiters and network…

How to Highlight Your Experience and Skills to Help Your Resume Stand Out

Your resume is living document that will change and evolve throughout your career. Every time you gain new skills and experience, or look for a job or internship, you should go through your resume and refine it. Here are some…

How to Write a Cover Letter For a Job: 5 Essential Tips

Before you start writing your cover letter, read the job posting carefully. Pay attention to the primary responsibilities, as well as the desired skills and experience for candidates. Keep the posting handy so you can refer back to it while…

Checking Handshake Helped This Freshmen Land 6 Job Offers!

Even in light of the mid-pandemic circumstances college students are facing today, many young job-seekers are still finding ways to start their career journeys. Some are even fielding more offers than they expected while navigating our virtual…

Handshake Hacks: A Checklist to Find a Job or Internship

How to: Be the first to know about new jobs and events Download the Handshake app: With the app, you get important alerts to help you stay ahead in your job search. You can save and apply to jobs, message employers,……

What’s the Value of a Part-Time Job?

It’s Student Employee Appreciation Week and Mizzou is celebrating its part-time student workers who do so much to support the mission of the University. Whether you work on, campus, off campus or are getting ready to start…

Consider International Service with the Peace Corps

Consider international service with the Peace Corps after graduation Applications 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.

Career Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring weather got you in a cleaning mood? Freshen up with this checklist! Dust Off Your Resume When’s the last time you updated your resume?  Might be a good idea to give it a quick look over and make sure…

Benefits of Gap Year Work Programs

Adapted from Mike Profita’s blog post on thebalancecareers.com  Traditionally, a gap year referred to prospective college students who wanted to take some time off prior to beginning their post-high school education. More…