Gain Experience

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Look for employment related opportunities while you are a student to gain new skills and valuable hands-on experience. Jobs and internships are not only a good source of income, but can help you figure out what you do and don’t want to do. You can find part-time jobs and internships on the employment website. Students should also consider job shadowing to see first-hand what a day in the life of a professional is like.

Part-Time Jobs
Job Shadowing


Through service to others, students learn valuable lessons in citizenship and develop important personal and professional skills.  You have the option to volunteer for one-time or ongoing opportunities or register for a service-learning course to earn credit while helping the local community.



Getting involved on campus and in the local community through student organizations, service opportunities or leadership experiences will help you achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals. Getting involved outside of the classroom can help you discover your true interests, strengths, and values.

Student Organizations
Leadership and Involvement

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research can be a transformational experience during your time at MU. There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Students from all majors can work with faculty mentors, graduate students, and peers to discover knowledge across campus.

Office of Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

With more than 300 programs to choose from, there are just as many academic, professional or personal reasons to study abroad.  As a result, you will return with a global perspective, intercultural competence, enhanced career opportunities and a greater understanding of yourself. MU offers programs in more than 40 countries for every major, varying from one week to a full year.

Study Abroad