MU Career Development Network

About the MU Career Development Network

The MU Career Development Network is a group of faculty and staff on campus committed to helping students with their career development. Individual faculty and staff Career Services Champions have received specialized training in helping students with career-related questions and in preparing them for post-graduation success. The MU Career Center provides training and coordinates this network of professionals dedicated to preparing MU students for lifelong career development.

Benefits of the MU Career Development Network

Members of the MU Career Development Network are visibly identified on campus as Career Services Champions, demonstrating their willingness and ability to help students with career decision-making and preparation.

A multitude of benefits comes with joining the network, including:

  • Training specific to helping students with their career-related needs
  • Access to all training resources
  • Connection to and collaboration with other network members
  • Monthly updates, information, and resources from the MU Career Center
  • First to know about upcoming training and new offerings from MU Career Services offices

Learning outcomes from the training include:

  • Knowledge of MU campus career services
  • Introduction to career development theories and students’ decision making processes
  • Confidence using tools and techniques to discuss lifelong career development and employability
  • Familiarity with career-related resources and information for students
  • Ability to provide appropriate referrals on campus for career-related needs

How to Join – Become a Career Services Champion!

Career Services Champions attend a multi-module training to become a member of the MU Career Development Network. Training is comprised of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Career Services at MU: What we offer, how to access it, and what it all means for students
  • Module 2: Helping Students: Tips & tools for answering students’ career-related questions
  • Module 3: Resources & Referrals: Go-to helpful resources and where to refer for more help

Register to attend an upcoming training session! (Spring 2019 TBA)

  • Friday, September 7th from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11th from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 17th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We know that getting three hours at one time away from your position can be challenging, so we are also offering an opportunity to break the training up into three sessions. You need to register and attend AT LEAST two of the three 1-hour sessions to receive a certificate, laptop sticker, and access to our Canvas organization network and resources!

  • Wednesday, November 7th from 11a.m. – 12 p.m.: Module 1: Introduction to Career Services at MU: What we offer, how to access it, and what it all means for students
  • Thursday, November 8th from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m..: Module 2: Helping Students: Tips & tools for answering students’ career-related questions
  • Friday, November 9th from 11a.m.- 12 p.m. : Module 3: Resources & Referrals: Go-to helpful resources and where to refer for more help

Interested in learning more but can’t attend one of the upcoming trainings? Email Carrie Collier at colliercm@missouri.edu to learn about future training opportunities. Additionally, if you are interested in having your entire department/organization become Career Services Champions, we are happy to come to you at a time that’s convenient! Email Carrie Collier at colliercm@missouri.edu to find out more.

Beyond Career Services Champion – Become an MU Career Services Partner

Already attended previously offered Career Advising trainings or the Career Services Champion initial training and want to learn more? Become a Career Services Partner by participating in additional training offered by the MU Career Center. Check back soon for dates and times soon to be announced for Spring 2019!

  • MU Career Services Partner Training (Spring 2019 Dates & Times TBA)
    • Additional training, resources, and tips on how to help students with their career development and post-graduation planning.
  • MU CliftonStrengths Training
    • Introduction to CliftonStrengths and how to help students interpret/incorporate their strengths in career development.  Register to attend an upcoming training session! (Spring 2019 Dates & Times TBA)
      • Wednesday, September 26th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      • Thursday, September 27th from 8:30 – 10:30

Thank you for your interest in the MU Career Development Network. Please contact Carrie Collier at colliercm@missouri.edu or 573-882-8574 for more information or questions about this program.