Presentations and Assignments

NOTE: Individual consultations and outreach presentations can be either in person or on Zoom.

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 prepare, answer common questions, and what to expect from most interviewing situations.

Developing Your Online Image
Find out the basics of networking using LinkedIn show your positive side, network, research people and organizations, and search for opportunities. Also included is brief information about other social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

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 consultation with a MU Career Center staff member. Request an assignment here

CliftonStrengths Assessment ($15 fee per person)
Online survey that identifies your top five talent themes and gives language to use as a student and in a job search. We recommend to have students speak with a Career Specialist after taking CliftonStrengths; research shows that students gain more from taking this assessment when they have an opportunity to discuss their results.

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. We recommend to have students speak with a Career Specialist after taking Focus 2 to better understand their results.

Resume Review 
Send your students to the MU Career Center with a draft of their resume for review. They will get individualized feedback about the organization, style, and content 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 or enhance their LinkedIn profile in a compelling way.

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 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 plan.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to connect with a Career Specialist 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 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 to your group (45 minutes), show Interpreting Your Strengths video (14 minutes), or check out our “CliftonStrengths for Students” downloadable lesson plan.

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 to your group (45 minutes), show Ace the Interview video (15 minutes), or check out our “Interviewing” downloadable lesson plan.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to connect with a Career Specialist 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 to your group (45 minutes), show Developing Your Online Image video (will be available soon), or check out our “Online Image” downloadable lesson plan.

Assign an activity: Assign your students to start or enhance a LinkedIn profile, and then connect with a Career Specialist 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 to your group (45 minutes).

Assign an activity: Assign your students to complete the Focus 2 assessment, and then connect with a Career Specialist at the MU Career Center to discuss the results.

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