Student Profiles

Featured Women Leaders: Aliyah Gillespie

In October we celebrated National Business Women's Week and the Career Center reached out to several female campus leaders to ask about their experiences and seek out their advice. Today we feature junior Aliyah Gillespie, a Health Sciences major from Belleville, Illinois. Aliyah is Vice President of the Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,…

Featured Women Leaders: Tiera Montgomery

In October we celebrated National Business Women's Week and the Career Center reached out to several female campus leaders to ask about their experiences and seek out their advice. Today we feature senior Tiera Montgomery, a Strategic Communications major from Kansas City, Missouri. Tiera is former President of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Director of Marketing…

Freshmen “Reals”

Victoria Zeyen Broadcast Journalism Hastings, MN Question: What is one thing you wish you knew before coming to Mizzou (college)? Answer: “I wish that I knew the reality of change and that’s it’s really real and it’s a lot different than what we’re used to. You definitely get put out of your comfort zone, so…

Make Your Move, Tiger!

August 16th: the official time to move to Mizzou, then let the college life begin! My college experience started just a few days prior. Apparently, it wasn’t normal for freshmen to come before move-in day without a legit reason, so it was common for me to be approached with: Are you in a sorority? Are…

Why Become a Career Specialist?

Working at the MU Career Center has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve learned so much in the past two years. I’ve learned so many things from career related tips to life lessons. I love the positive feeling and family vibe the MU Career Center gives off. I never dread…

How To Save Money As a College Kid

With paying for growing student loans, steep textbook expenses, and painful tuition costs, it’s no secret that college is expensive. Let’s be real, every college student is facing the struggle of being “a broke college kid.” No one should have to sacrifice fun college experiences for these necessary heavy expenses though, which is why I…

It’s Okay Not To Know

What are you going to do with your life?  The pivotal moment in your life will come when you will have to answer this question.  Contrary to popular belief, that time isn’t now.  Like many college students, I used to be under the impression that you go to college to pick a major to study…

Where Mizzou Took Me

Well, you’re here. You managed to breeze through high school and convinced your parents to shell out thousands of dollars for what can only be assumed as a college education. However, I’ve come to learn that going to college is much more than late-night, Red Bull-fueled study sessions in the shadiest places on campus. The…

The Road Less Traveled

I grew up in an intellectual family, where my grandfather is a Chinese literature scholar, my dad is a professor and my mom is a journal editor and Russian translator. Business was never a topic in my life and it had never been a career I’ve considered. As I was interested in science and sociology,…

Why Experiential Learning Matters

“Experiential Learning” is often referred to as learning by doing. It gives you the opportunity to use or gain knowledge in a different way than solely reading textbooks or listening to lectures. It’s often through “involvement” that we truly learn — we take terms and theories and see how they play out through interaction and…