Be Career Ready: Start now!

Preparing for your career can be overwhelming...start by taking one small step. See below for ideas:

  • Activate your www.hiremizzoutigers.com student profile in Handshake.
    • Part-time jobs
    • Full-time careers
    • Internships
    • Keep up to date on employer campus visits
  • Develop and submit a résumé for your student profile in Handshake.  Visit the MU Career Center's walk-in hours M-F 9-4.
  • Attend professional development workshops (see A&S specific events below) and employer information sessions on campus.
  • Research companies and attend campus Career and Internship Fairs.  Employers are eager to meet students early.
  • Join at least one student organization.  You’ll get to know other students and build your network.
  • Create a LinkedIn account.  Connect with AandSInternships and Mizzou alumni.  Get a free headshot at the Career Center's LinkedIn Photo Days!
  • Meet with the A&S internship coordinator to learn about search techniques and networking. Contact Julia Parcell
  • Complete at least one experience in your sophomore and/or junior years.
    • Study abroad
    • Research
    • Internship
    • Work related to your major
  • Complete informational interviews with industry professionals to learn about various career paths or join the Mizzou Mentoring program.  See Julia with questions.
  • Build relationships with faculty so you are comfortable asking for a letter of recommendation.
  • Apply for A&S scholarships for study abroad, research, internships, or departmental awards.

Upcoming Career Readiness Events – Spring 2020

January 24 Resume Reviews, 105 Lowry Hall, 12-2 p.m.

Thinking about applying for a part-time job or internship? Get your resume reviewed in time for career fairs starting in February! Drop by 105 Lowry Hall any time between 12-2 p.m. Friday, January 24th to get feedback, no matter how (un)developed your resume is.

February 10 Resume Writing Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Not sure where to start or how to improve your resume? Attend this workshop to learn the basics of resume writing. Register via Handshake.

February 11 Interviewing Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Preparing for interviews can be frightening! At this workshop learn how to: prepare responses to interview questions, stay organized and calm during the interview process, and understand what employers are looking for in new hires. Register via Handshake.

February 12 Conquering the Career Fair Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn strategies for making the most of your time at the Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 4th! Learn not only the logistics of the fair, but how to approach employers and make a great first impression! Register via Handshake.

February 13 Applying to Graduate School Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Have you thought about attending Graduate School? Attend this workshop to learn about applications, entrance exams, timelines and more! Register via Handshake.

February 17 Networking Know-how Etiquette Dinner Reynolds Alumni Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This FREE dinner is an excellent opportunity for A&S students to practice dining etiquette while learning professional networking skills. Seating is limited, so sign up today! You'll be glad you did! Register via Handshake.

February 18 Internship Student Panel Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Learn from other students who have completed one or more internships. Ask questions about how they found their internship, what the selection/interview process was like, seek advice for landing your dream internship and leave with a roadmap to successfully find the right internship for you! Register via Handshake.

February 20 Conquering the Career Fair Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn strategies for making the most of your time at the Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 4th! Learn not only the logistics of the fair, but how to approach employers and make a great first impression! Register via Handshake.

March 4 CAFNR/A&S Career and Internship Fair, Mizzou Rec Center, 12-4 p.m.

March 4 Central Intelligence Agency Information Session, Rm 2-16 Ag Bldg., 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency will be on campus to discuss career opportunities with their organization. Register via Handshake.

March 11 Getting the Most Out of Your Internship Experience Ag Bldg, Rm 2-43, 4-5 p.m.

Whether you have secured an internship this summer or are currently searching, this workshop will help you make the most out of your weeks as an intern. Register via Handshake.

April 19 JCPenney Suit Up Event, Columbia Mall, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Attend the JCPenney Suit-Up Event to shop for your next career fair, interview or job. In addition to suits, the sale now includes men's khaki's, men's basics, fashion jewelry, handbags, luggage and more! You will save up to 60% OFF select men's and women's career dress apparel, shoes and accessories when you use the extra 30% off Suit-Up Coupon available at the event. Student ID is required. Parents/guest are welcome to attend and help you shop! Refreshments will be served! Register via Handshake.

Contact: 

Questions may be directed to Julia Parcell, Internship Coordinator at 573-882-4409 or parcellju@missouri.edu