Career planning toolkit

Learn about the career development process, which includes taking career assessments, exploring majors and careers, researching employers and industries, gaining experience, and more.

Job search toolkit

Learn how to search for internships and full-time jobs, create résumés and CVs, write application letters, network, interview, prepare for graduate school, and more.

Walk-in hours 

Available during the spring and fall semesters, walk-in hours are staffed by the Career Center's highly trained Peer Advisors. This is a FREE service for Missouri State University students and alumni. No appointment is required. (Note: individuals are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.) Although walk-in hours are not held during summer, you may make an appointment by calling the Career Center at 417-836-5636.

  • Get tips and advice for writing résumés and cover letters; learn how to tailor your résumé for a specific situation.
  • Have your résumé and cover letter reviewed before you send them to an employer or submit them for a class assignment.
  • Learn more about the Career Center's programs, services, and resources.  

Fall 2016 walk-in hours

Monday – Friday
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Carrington 309
Walk-in hours will be closed 12:15 – 2:15 on September 20 and 22. Instead, have your résumé reviewed at Résumé Madness! September 20: Karls Hall 11 am – 3 pm; September 22: Temple Hall 11 am – 3 pm.

Focus 2 career assessment

Need to take the Focus 2 career assessment? Log into Focus here. If you need to create a new account, please click on the "Register" button. Focus 2 is now available on smart phones and tablets. No app to load.

Log into JobTracks

View job and internship postings, register for events, sign up for on-campus interviews, access the Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory, and more!

 Need an appointment?

Students and alumni may schedule individual appointments with Career Resources Specialists for assistance with the following:

  • Career counseling & assessments
  • Occupations/majors research
  • Employer research
  • Job/internship search
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Practice interviews

Appointments are free of charge to students and alumni. Call our office at 417-836-5636 or stop by one of our locations (Carrington Hall 309 and Glass Hall 117). We will not make appointments through e-mail.

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The mission of the Career Center is to provide professional assistance and intervention to Missouri State students and alumni through the use of career counseling, internship and full-time job searches, and vocational and educational information, so they may make insightful career decisions.