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Professionalism

Top 5 Communication Do’s and Top 5 Don’ts to Avoid at Work

What is good workplace etiquette? If you haven’t worked in an office or professional environment before, you’re probably unsure. While it varies from office to office, there are some general guidelines for how to communicate at work. Here are five…

Facing Fears: How to Embrace “Failure” at Work

Little misses at your job or internship can shape big wins for your future. For many college seniors, the summer before graduation is a great time to start building solid career foundations. Putting hard work into a summer internship for…

How to Secure a Great Letter of Recommendation

If you’re applying for an internship, job, or graduate program, you may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. This letter should come from someone with professional authority that can endorse you as an excellent candidate. How do you…

10 Steps to Make a Great First Impression at Work

You’ve probably heard that first impressions are important. But what does it mean to make a good first impression at work—and how do you do it? We’ve outlined a step-by-step guide for you to get your new job or internship…

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Everyone on the Mizzou campus is READY for Spring Break! Whether you are going home to relax or travel staying  socially distanced from others, it’s important to remember to post smart on your social media over the break. And maybe…

4 Cover Letter Myths

Cover letters are unique to the job search and unlike any other letter you will likely write. Lots of students ask us, “Should I send a cover letter?” and “Is it worth the time creating one”?  Our answer is always…

Networking Made Easy: Mango!

As a career advisor, I often discuss with students the importance of networking and the benefits of tapping into professional contacts. Our website has lots of information about WHERE you can network but there’s little discussing HOW to network. When…

5 Steps for a Great Elevator Pitch

For anybody in the workplace, time is the most valuable asset to maintain. We try to use as little of it as possible. This can complicate networking, since networking is all about making business connections that will last. So how…

Career Readiness

The end of the semester is nearing, but it is not too late to be career ready! “What does it mean to be career ready?” you may be wondering. The National Association of College and Employers…

What Is Professionalism?

This week, I went around and asked a few people this question, “What is professionalism?” And here are the answers I got: “The first thing that comes to mind is putting your best foot forward during hard times—remaining calm.” -Molly…