Be Career Ready: Start now!

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

  • Activate your 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

November 7th:  Defense Intelligence Agency Info Session, Ketcham Aud 4-5 p.m.

Hear from alumni, Dr. Jerome Venteicher about his career with the DIA”s Defense Counterproliferation Office.  He will discuss different career paths, application process, and share his experience in the intelligence community.

November 15th: Patent Law and Profession for Science and Engineering Students, W1004 Lafferre Hall, 10-11 a.m.

Don V. Kelly, registered patent attorney, will present an entertaining, interactive and helpful explanation of patent law, the patent system, the patenting process and the patenting profession for undergraduate and graduate science and engineering students.


Questions may be directed to Julia Parcell, Internship Coordinator at 573-882-4409 or