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 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.
  • 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.

September

5th- MINK Law Day - Overland Park Convention Center, 2:30-6 p.m.

The MINK Law Day is a fair hosted by the 10 law schools in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas, held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas.  Last year around 100 law schools sent representatives to table and showcase their programs.  There are two informational sessions that cover the process of taking the LSAT and applying to law school. It is FREE for students to attend.  Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

 Register Here

5th- Fall Fest 2018, Mizzou Rec Center 4-7 p.m.

Fall Fest 2018 is an annual event hosted by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center introducing many underrepresented student to various organizations, faculty/staff, University departments, and Columbia businesses. This event is a great opportunity to network within the Mizzou community.  

6th- Medical/Dental/Vet school in your future?  Student Center, Rm 2206 5:30-7 p.m.

Explore academic major options in pursuit of your career goals in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.  Meet with representatives from several MU departments that offer pre-med/dent/vet medicine paths.  Speak to Missouri medical/dental and veterinary school reps from:

  • MU School of Medicine
  • MU College of Veterinary Medicine
  • UMKC School of Dentistry
  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Light dinner provided.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Peterson 

10th - How to conquer the career fair - 317 Lowry Hall 4:00 p.m.

Navigating the career fair can be overwhelming.  With so many employers and so little time, learn the best strategies for making the most of your time at the upcoming career fair using the Career Fair Plus app.

10th- Undergraduate research 101- Getting Started - 171 Bond Life Sciences Center 4:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Workshop Series.  Workshops are held on Mondays from 4-5pm in 171 Bond Life Sciences Center.

16th - JCPenney Suit Up Event - JCPenney, Columbia Mall, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (West entrance)

Attend this MIZZOU ONLY event for great deals on business casual/professional attire.  You will receive an additional 40% off (even sale prices).  Register here!

18th - Engineering Career Fair - Mizzou Arena 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Did you know that all majors are welcome at the Engineering Career Fair?  Professional Dress and Student ID are required.  Shuttles will be available.

18th- Nuts and Bolts:  Applying to Graduate School, C2205 Lafferre Hall, 2-3 p.m.

 

Applying to an advanced degree can be intimidating. In this presentation, you will learn about the graduate school application process, with brief overviews of personal statments, funding mechanisms, required tests, different degree options, and planning your application timeline. Please register.

Who: Dr. Raquel Arouca - Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity Initiatives, Center for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education, Office of Graduate Studies

When: September 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where:C2205 Lafferre Hall If you have any questions, please email Dr. Arouca mugrademerge@missouri.edu or call 573-882-9578

19th - How to conquer the career fair with Coyote Logistics - 2-43 Ag Bldg 2 p.m.

Coyote Logistics will offer tips to successfully navigate the career and internship fair.  With so many employers and so little time, learn the best strategies for making the most of your time at the upcoming career fair, while making a good first impression.

20th - Business Career Fair - Mizzou Arena 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Did you know that all majors are welcome at the Business Career Fair?  Professional Dress and Student ID are required.  Shuttles will be available.

24th & 25th - Google is coming to campus.  Register to attend these events!

Culture Talk - Curious to find out what it's like to work at Google?  Learn Google's culture and values from Google engineers. Open to all students.  (12-1 pm in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall)

Resume & Interview Workshop - Curious to hear what Google looks for on a resume?  Get hands-on advice on best practices, must-haves and common mistakes.  Open to all students.  (5-7 pm in Ketcham Auditorium, W1005 Lafferre Hall)

25th -

Resume Reviews - priority will be given to computer science majors.  9-11 am

Mock Interviews - priority will be given to computer science majors.  1-3 pm

Code Jam - Ready to solve fun, challenging problems?  Test and grow your coding abilities and technical skills to get some awesome SWAG!  5-7 pm in Ketcham Auditorium

 

26th - A&S/CAFNR Career and Internship Fair - Mizzou Rec Center, 12-4 p.m.

Looking for an internship, full time employment, graduate school opportunities, or gap year ideas?  There is something for everyone at the Career and Internship Fair.  No matter your year, it’s never too early to start networking with companies interested in Mizzou students.

26th - Coffee with a Diplomat - How to Become a Foreign Service Agent - Memorial Union, S203, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.  Kristin Stewart, Diplomat-in-Residence, will speak about her journey as a foreign service agent and the foreign service entrance exam.  Deadline to apply is September 28, 2018.

27th - On Campus Interviews - Reynolds Alumni Center

Select employers will hold interviews the day following the Career and Internship Fair.  You must attend the career fair to be offered an interview slot.

October

1st - Graduate School 101 - 317 Lowry Hall, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

It’s time to apply for graduate school.  Where do you start?  Learn the steps and timeline for applying to and being accepted into a graduate program.

4th - Internship Search Workshop - 317 Lowry Hall, 4 p.m. October 4

Interested in finding an internship?  Attend this workshop to learn networking and searching strategies for identifying internships in your field of study.

TBD - LinkedIn Profile Workshop - Location TBD

Interested in developing your LinkedIn profile?  Attend this workshop to make the most of your account and link in like a pro!

17th - Internship Search Workshop - 317 Lowry Hall, 9:00 a.m. October 17

Interested in finding an internship?  Attend this workshop to learn networking and searching strategies for identifying internships in your field of study.

November

Wednesday Internship Search Workshops - 317 Lowry Hall, 9:00 a.m., November 7

Interested in finding an internship?  Attend this workshop to learn networking and searching strategies for identifying internships in your field of study.

Thursday Internship Search Workshops - 317 Lowry Hall, 4:00 p.m., November 1, 8, 15

Interested in finding an internship?  Attend this workshop to learn networking and searching strategies for identifying internships in your field of study.

Contact: 

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

 

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