Investigate Careers

Visit the MU Career Center

The MU Career Center includes a career library full of resources dedicated to career and major exploration. The paraprofessional staff at the MU Career Center also help advise exploring students.

Career Specialists provide drop-in assistance to all students. Located on the lower level of the Student Success Center (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Career Counselors meet regularly one-on-one to work through career and academic decisions, as well as personal/social issues. Available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters only. Make an online appointment with MU Connect.

Learn About Career Options

The following resources are nationally recognized sources of career and occupational information. O*Net and has comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. Both resources cover hundreds of different types of jobs, highlighting necessary training and education, earnings, expected job prospects, working conditions and more.

O*NET
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Research Careers Through LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great resource for exploring career paths, not just employment opportunities. We recommend that students create a profile and use the Alumni Tool to see what Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees. Student-focused resources help you leverage all the possibilities of LinkedIn.

Login/Create a LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn for Students
Mizzou Alumni Tool
Using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool

Set up an Informational Interview

By connecting with an employer in your field of interest, you can hear first-hand the pros and cons of various occupations to help guide your decision making process.

Informational Interview Tips