Presentations and Assignments

UPDATE FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2021: ALL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS AND OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS WILL BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM/ONLINE.

The MU Career Center offers the following options for you to request for your class or group. For additional clarification or ideas, consult with a staff member at the MU Career Center at careeroutreach@missouri.edu.

Presentations

All presentations are typically designed to be 45 minutes long and delivered by a trained MU Career Center staff member. Request a presentation here

CliftonStrengths for Students
CliftonStrengths identifies your top talent themes that can help you to be a successful student, explore career options, and prepare you for your job search. *requires students to take CliftonStrengths assessment. Please see more info below under ASSIGNMENTS.

Resume/Cover Letter
Learn the foundations of writing and refining a resume and cover letter to show off strengths, target and write content, and create a professional look.

Resume/Interviewing
A shortened version of both the resume and interviewing presentations, giving the basic information about both important pieces of a student job search.

Interviewing
All the vital info about interviewing is presented in an interactive presentation, including how to get ready, answering common questions, and what to expect from most interviewing situations.

Developing Your Online Image
Find out the basics of using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to not only show your positive side, but also to serve as valuable job search tools.

Values Activity
An interactive game where participants bid on career values, which helps them evaluate critical pieces of a possible future career. Recommended for audiences of 20 or less.

Assignments

Students can be directed to complete assignments through a virtual consultation with a MU Career Center staff member online. Request an assignment here

CliftonStrengths Assessment 
Online survey that identifies the student’s top five talent themes and gives language to use in a job search. $15 fee per person

Focus 2 Assessment 
Free online career self-assessment that helps you to explore your interests, values, personality, skills, and leisure activities and how they relate to possible future occupations.

Resume Review 
Send your students to the MU Career Center online with a draft of their resume for review. They will get individualized feedback about the format, content, and style of their document while discussing their strengths and goals.

Interviewing Preparation 
Your students can learn tips on interview techniques or conduct a short mock interview with a Career Specialist.

LinkedIn Profile Review  
A trained Career Specialist will meet with students individually about how to create a compelling LinkedIn profile.

Big Interview (online software platform) 
Big Interview is Mizzou’s online interview preparation software that provides students the ability to record answers to questions for your review. Email nella@missouri.edu for faculty/staff access.

Recommended Combinations

Introduce the topic verbally or though information on Canvas, then consider the following to integrate topics into your curriculum.
NOTE: All requests for both presentations and assignments where your students connect with a Career Specialist are submitted on the same form
Resumes and Cover Letters

Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to deliver the “Resume/Cover Letter” or “Resume/Interviewing” presentation online to your group (45 minutes), show Writing Your Resume (Be the Purple Squirrel!) video (14 minutes) or Conquering the Cover Letter video (6 minutes), or check out our “Intro to Resumes” downloadable lesson plans.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to connect with a Career Specialist online at the MU Career Center to do a resume review.

Follow up: Share Mizzou Career Tools link for resumes and cover letters.

CliftonStrengths for Students

Assign an activity: Assign your students to purchase a CliftonStrengths code ($15) and connect with a Career Specialist online at the MU Career Center to have a conversation about the results.

Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to deliver the “CliftonStrengths for Students” presentation online to your group (45 minutes), show Interpreting Your Strengths video (14 minutes) or check out our “CliftonStrengths for Students” downloadable lesson plans.

Follow up: Share Mizzou Career Tools link for CliftonStrengths. Have your students write a reflection about their CliftonStrengths talent themes.

Interviewing

Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to deliver the “Interviewing” presentation online to your group (45 minutes), show Ace the Interview video (15 minutes) or check out our “Interviewing” downloadable lesson plans.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to connect with a Career Specialist online to complete a mock interview or assign them to complete an online interview with Big Interview, our preparation software that allows them to record answers to a bank of questions.

Follow up: Share Mizzou Career Tools link for interviewing.

Online Image

Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to deliver the “Developing Your Online Image” presentation online to your group (45 minutes), show Developing Your Online Image video (will be available soon) or check out our “Online Image” downloadable lesson plans.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to start or enhance a LinkedIn profile online, and then connect with a Career Specialist online at the MU Career Center to do a LinkedIn Profile review.

Follow up: Share Mizzou Career Tools link for online image.

Career and Major Exploration 

Host a presentation: Invite a presenter to deliver the “Values Activity” presentation online to your group (45 minutes).

Assign an activity: Assign your students to complete the Focus2 assessment online, and then connect with a Career Specialist online at the MU Career Center to discuss the results.

Follow up: Share Mizzou Career Tools link for career and major exploration.