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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…

Career Fair: Conformity vs Self-Expression

When most people think of business professional, they think of solid colors, closed-toed shoes, navys, blacks and grays. I oftentimes hear people struggling between conforming for the sake of landing a job versus taking a few creative risks to display…

Job Search Boot Camp Takeaways

On Friday January 18th, the Career Center hosted a Job Search “Boot Camp” for students interested in learning more about taking the next step in their future careers. They heard from Dr. Pat Okker, Dean of the College of Arts…

Guide to Employer Communication

Here at the MU Career Center, we are continuously updating our materials to ensure we are always providing students with the most accurate information possible. We recently did just that with our “Cover Letter” and “Thank You…

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Why does it matter? It’s likely that most college students have heard something about the importance of diversity in the workplace, but we might not have necessarily heard why this is important. How…