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Connecting through Tiger Spirit

We’ve talked before about career fairs as a means of networking with potential employers, but did you know that you can network in other ways too? Talking to alumni is another great way get started. Tons of people graduate from…

5 Steps to Take as a New Alumni

Graduating from college is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. As an alumni, you’re adjusting to a new normal that is the beginning of the rest of your life. Prepare for this by taking the following steps for success:…

How to Write a Thank-You Email or Letter After an Interview

How you follow up with an employer after your interview is almost as important as the interview itself. And sending a well-written thank you email and/or letter soon after your interview is essential. Here are some tips for writing a…

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…

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…