News and Events

MU Career Center open Finals Week!

The MU Career Center walk-in services are available on Reading Day (Friday, December 8) as well as finals week (December 11-15). You may stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for one-on-one assistance from a Career Specialist.

 

Unique Opportunity

Recruitment is now underway for the third class of Deaton Scholars Program (DSP) for Spring 2018.

Are you interested in experiential development work, tackling food security, extreme poverty, or the related issues of health, malnutrition, environmental sustainability? Apply to be a 2018 Deaton Scholar and be a part of a new semester-long peer-to-peer, two-way mentorship program starting January 2018. The Deaton Scholars program is open to undergraduate, graduate, professional and international students across all disciplines.

Apply here. Due date is January 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

The DSP is a program coordinated by the MU Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.

 

Featured Resource

CliftonStrengths (previously known as StrengthsQuest) is an assessment designed to identify ones’ top five natural talents.  The MU Career Center offers a website, named Strengths@Mizzou, which is fully dedicated to helping students, faculty, and staff better understand what this assessment is all about. In addition, it explains what CliftonStrengths can be used for, and how to get the most out of your results; whether it be for teaching purposes, personal growth, career exploration, or utilizing them in the workforce.

The web page is split up into two main categories, one for Faculty and Staff, and one for Students. As an educator, you can also find questions to reflect on your own personal talents in a work setting as well as an abundance of resources on incorporating CliftonStrengths into your classroom. There is also a link to request CliftonStrengths, where you can have individuals in your course take the assessment as part of your curriculum.

The Student section contains information on how to incorporate natural talents into school life, in a role as a leader, and in the workforce. Students will discover reflection questions that can assist them in figuring out individual ways to include talents in these different settings, as well as an ample amount of activities and resources. Also, student organizations can request CliftonStrengths presentations for their group. If a student has not taken the assessment for a class but wishes to, they can stop by the Career Center anytime between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during the academic semesters.

Overall, if you are looking for more information about CliftonStrengths, the Strengths@Mizzou website is filled with answers. The website is fully packed with explanations and tools specifically designed for the faculty, staff, and students at Mizzou. If you have any activities, ideas, or success stories you would like to share you can email them to careeroutreach@missouri.edu, we would love to hear them!