Requests for Classes or Groups

The MU Career Center offers many presentation and assignment options to best serve your class or group. For greatest impact, WE RECOMMEND TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Introduce topic: Have your students check out the MU Career Center
  2. Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to your group or check out our downloadable lesson plans
  3. Assign an activity: Provide an assignment on a career topic
  4. Follow up: Share helpful links, handouts, and resources

If your students need a presentation or will be visiting us for an assignment or assessment, let us help you:

  1. Browse presentation and assignment options here.
  2. Submit a request below:

MU Career Center Request Form

FAQs

What happens when I submit a request?

  • Follow up: Within 1-3 business days, we will contact you with a confirmation or follow up questions.
  • If no response: Please email us at careeroutreach@missouri.edu if you have not heard from us after 3 business days.

When should I have my request in by?

  • Two weeks: To process and find a presenter, you should submit your request at least two weeks prior to desired date.

What if the MU Career Center staff is unable to fulfill my request? 

  • Options: We do our best to accommodate requests. If any of the following arise, we will contact you to find the best solution:
    • A date or time conflict
    • We don’t have enough notice (less than two weeks)
    • MU Career Center drop-in traffic will be too overwhelming during a particular week
    • Cannot create a customized topic

What can I expect from a presentation?

  • Length and Time: Typically around 45 minutes. Start times should be:
    • 9AM – 7PM Monday-Thursday and 9AM – 3PM on Friday
    • Wednesdays from 4-5 is our weekly staff meeting time: we may not be able to accommodate requests during that time.
  • Presenters: Facilitated by one of the MU Career Center’s outstanding trained paraprofessional staff.
  • Content: Designed to be interactive and helpful for most any student audience demographic (freshmen-senior, most majors/interest areas). Specific customization may not be available.
  • Location: We usually come to you, but groups of 15 and under can request to come to the MU Career Center (subject to room availability).
  • Resources: Additional career resources to provide to your class/group can be found at Mizzou Career Tools.

What can I expect from a class assignment at the MU Career Center?

  • Location: To complete an assignment, instruct your students to come to the MU Career Center, located on the lower level of the Student Success Center on Lowry Mall.
    • We are open on a walk-in basis from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic semester. Students will check in with a Career Specialist at the front desk.
  • Assessments and other Assignments: For all on-site assignments, students will need to arrive NO LATER than 3:00 p.m. to allow time for the consultation.
  • Don’t wait: Please advise your students not to wait until the last minute: we can’t guarantee a student will be seen on time if they come in the day the assignment is due.

What if I need to contact someone about my request or I need to reschedule?

  • Non-urgent questions: Email us at careeroutreach@missouri.edu
  • Urgent questions: If you haven’t received a confirmation, need to reschedule or cancel a presentation on short notice, or other urgent questions, contact Laura Peiter at 573-884-6317 or peiterl@missouri.edu.