About the Career Center

We're here to help students find and start meaningful careers.

The Career Center’s role is primarily educational. Individuals learn career-planning and job-search techniques that they will use not only during college and immediately after graduation, but throughout their careers.

Career Center staff members help students locate resources and develop career management skills. Students who use the Career Center's services enhance their career awareness and job-search skills. Early career planning equals career success.

Our services

Career counseling and academic major exploration

Internships and relevant experience

  • Handshake, an online resource for full-time jobs and internships, which is free to students and alumni

  • Skill exploration

  • Mock interviews

  • Assistance and review of résumés and cover letters

  • Portfolio development

  • Employer/industry research

  • Networking

Job search, graduate school, and the world of work

  • Assistance with the job-search process

  • Review of application materials

  • Interview assistance

  • Full-time job postings on Handshake

  • Assistance with applying for graduate or professional schools

  • Information on the world of work

Contact us

Our core values


We provide an inclusive, supportive, and compassionate environment that respects and incorporates the thoughts, beliefs, and experience of others.


We intentionally collaborate with internal and external partners to create connections that assist our stakeholders in achieving common goals and outcomes.

Student success

We contribute to student retention and completion by creating opportunities that support career development, career readiness, and lifelong learning through engaging students and alumni in career services, resources, and education.


We are committed to professional education, growth, and innovation to effectively serve and advise our stakeholders regarding career-related needs in an ever-changing world of work.


We demonstrate integrity through the responsible use of resources, making data-driven decisions, and upholding ethical standards in supporting career development among students.

Our mission statement

To provide comprehensive career development services to students along their path to life-long success and to foster partnerships among students, employers, faculty, and staff.

Our vision statement

To empower all Missouri State Bears for lifelong career success.