MU Career Center­­

The MU Career Center offers numerous resources and services to help you throughout your career journey from exploration to launch.

Peer Career Advising

All MU students are welcome to use our services which are provided by highly trained peer advisors that we call Career Specialists.  We offer daily appointments and drop-in services to help you:

  • Explore majors and careers paths
  • Take self-assessments
  • Write résumés, CVs and cover letters
  • Search for part-time jobs, internships and full-time positions
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Research graduate education
  • Develop a professional online image

Peer advisors meet with students in person or via Zoom. Our services are free of charge except for the CliftonStrengths assessment (which costs $15).

Our friendly and resourceful staff make talking about major and career questions an easy and comfortable process.  When you engage with us, you’ll discover more about who you are and get the information and resources needed to pursue your career goals. Connect with us!

Career Counseling 

MU students, and recent alumni seeking ongoing support may consider career counseling to more deeply explore issues. Counselors are graduate students in training who are receiving licensed supervision to provide individual counseling on a wide range of career, academic, and social issues. Counseling is available for appointments during the academic year, fall and spring semesters.

Arts & Science Career Development

The A&S Career Coach is focused on helping upper class Arts & Science majors develop post-graduation plans based on their values, interests, personality and skills. Whether you’re sure of what you want to do after you leave Mizzou or are just beginning to think about what lies ahead, the A&S Career Coach can help you on your journey. Learn more.

Journalism Career Services

Journalism students may seek advising from Peer Career Advisors. Additionally, they receive weekly Canvas messages with career advice and featured jobs and internships. Journalism students may also look at the helpful advice and resources on the Canvas career ready modules.

Online Resources

We encourage students to be actively involved in their career planning. There are numerous online resources and tools to help you throughout your career journey at Mizzou.  

  • Mizzou Career Tools is a searchable resource platform that can help wherever you are on your career journey, whether you are exploring majors, researching occupations, seeking internships, researching graduate school, or applying for full-time jobs.  
  • Career Communities are online hubs of information where you can explore possible career paths in broad industry areas. Each community page features career advice, employment opportunities, and occupational videos.
  • Career Guides offer comprehensive information and key advice on a variety of career topics like resumes, interviews, jobs searching and more. They are developed by our staff to help you become career ready.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Resourcesare intended for various student affinity groups. These web pages feature wellness, employment, career readiness and equity resources that address your unique career questions and needs.

Career Services at Mizzou

The University of Missouri includes a network of offices and career professionals ready to assist you! Our career partner offices offer one-on-one student consultations, sponsor career programming, and host recruitment events where you can connect with employers.    

Click the office name to learn more and schedule an appointment on MU Connect. 

Career Readiness

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies  that broadly prepare you for lifelong success in future workplaces and careers. Employers are seeking college interns and full-time hires that demonstrate these skills. Start by following these career readiness guides that describe simple, practical steps that will shape your career development journey.

Career Readiness Guides: