News and Events
Student Walk-In Services Begin January 16th
MU Career Center walk-in services are now open! Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Please stop by for one-on-one assistance from a Career Specialist regarding any of your career decision or job search needs.
MU Career Center “On Location” January 23rd!
We know students are busy so during the Spring Semester the MU Career Center is planning to go out into the campus community to offer services to students when and where they need them! Our first “on location” event is scheduled for:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Memorial Union (Stotler Lounge III)
FREE Insomnia cookies to anyone who stops by for help!
So on your way to class or after getting your Starbuck’s, plan to stop by Stotler Lounge, near the North building lobby, to ask questions and pick up resources. We can help with deciding on a major, job searches, resume and cover letter writing, grad school apps, interviewing prep and much more! Join us on the 23rd… we did mention the free cookies, right?
Don’t Miss Campus Events: January 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in MU Student Center (first floor)
Summer Resource Fair
Monday, January 22, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
MLK Celebration: Junot Díaz
Monday, January 22, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium
Spring Business Career Fair
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Mizzou Arena
Career Spotlight: Online Images
Did you know that the MU Career Center can help students with creating a positive online image? In the growing age of social media, employers are becoming much more likely to research a potential employee’s online presence before completing the hiring process. This begs the question: what exactly does a strong social media page look like?
Things to keep in mind:
- 72% of recruiters view typos negatively.
- Employers almost always view drug and alcohol consumption negatively.
- Any offensive messages should be removed even if they weren’t personally posted by the user and are from a friend. Keeping the message on the profile associates both names with it, so it is best to just remove it.
- Keep an active account, but avoid going on long rants or tangents that could be viewed as over-sharing.
Social media can also be job-attracting if used properly!
- A strong LinkedIn profile can make a huge difference in the hiring process.
- 87% of recruiters are currently using the platform, which is more than double the amount of any other platform that employers use.
- For a strong profile picture, it is best to use a professional-looking headshot with a neutral background color. (Stop by the MU Career Center’s next LinkedIn photo day on Friday, February 2 free of charge!)
- Fill out as much information as possible to strengthen your profile.
- Update your profile often!
For more information or help creating a positive online image, stop by the MU Career Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays during the academic semester, and visit our website.
This August the MU Career Center launched a new website as well as a new tool to organize the hundreds of resources available to students, faculty and staff. Mizzou Career Tools organizes all of our resources, including our handouts, infographics, webshops, articles, videos, and recommended links.
If you visit our main page, you can access Career Tools by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab of our navigation menu. All printed resources provided at the MU Career Center, in addition to the many online resources we provide and recommend, are available on Mizzou Career Tools for anyone to access at any time! Access them all with just a couple of clicks.
Here are three easy ways to navigate Mizzou Career Tools:
- ‘Search Career Resources’– This includes four sections titled Explore, Experience, Connect, and Preparation with career related subtopics.
- ‘Search Resources By Name’– If you are looking for a specific guide, this is an easy place to search. For example, if you search “résumé”, the MUCC Guide to Résumés is the first result.
- ‘Trending Topics’– Are you just interested in career-related material? This might be a useful place to start. The bigger the word, the more popular the topic