Career Counseling

Are you trying to decide on a college major or graduate education, considering a new career, or maybe need help conducting a successful job search? If so, the career counselors at the MU Career Center will be able to help you.


The MU Career Center provides a full range of counseling services for MU students, alumni, faculty members and community members.

Counselors-in-training are graduate students who are receiving systematic supervision to provide individual counseling on a wide range of career, academic, and social issues. Career issues may be clients’ initial concern, but academic and personal issues may emerge in counseling and can be discussed and explored as well.

Counseling services are available during the fall and spring semesters; during summer and winter breaks, please call (573) 882-6801, email, or visit the MU Career Center for assistance.

What We Offer

Career counselors provide the individual attention you deserve. We will provide you with one-on-one sessions to explore your interests and options, and acquaint you with the resources within the Career Center.

What We Do

  • Discuss career, academic, and personal/social issues.
  • Assist you through career transitions and decisions.
  • Offer career self-assessments to understand your skills, abilities, interests, talents, and values.
  • Connect you to job search and career information resources.
  • Help you set personal goals.
  • Explore ways to find balance in your life.
  • Discover academic enrichment opportunities.
  • Anything else you would like to talk about when meeting with us.

Available Assessments

   Self-Directed Search CliftonStrengths for Students
   Focus 2 Strong Interest Inventory
   Missouri Occupational Card Sort My Vocational Situation
   Missouri Majors Card Sort Insight Inventory

Getting Started

We offer two options for MU students to sign up for our career counseling services:

  1. Online. Sign up through MU Connect for a 30 minute intake session with one of our counselors. In MU Connect, use the “Services” Tab and  search for Career Counseling in the search bar. Please fill out an intake form in advance and bring it with you to your intake session. Call 573-882-6801 if you need assistance with making an appointment.
  2. In PersonVisit us at the MU Career Center to speak with a Career Specialist and sign up for a 30 minute intake session. We are located in the Student Success Center across from Ellis Library on Lowry Mall. Please make sure to fill out an intake form before the intake session.

If you are not an MU student (faculty, staff, alumni, community member) and would like to see a career counselor, fill out an intake form and e-mail it to . A counselor will be in touch with you, generally within one week, about setting up an appointment. There will be a $25 fee to use our career counseling services for the rest of the academic year.

If you have any questions about career counseling, please email us at or call us at 573-882-6801.

Career Counseling Hours

The Career Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., but additional hours may be available. A counselor will contact you to set up your first appointment.