Career Events and Programs

2023-2024 Events



August 21

Fall Semester Classes Begin

September 5

Business Resume Café Event

September 6

Business Resume Café Event

September 12

College of Business Career Fair – Springfield Expo

September 13

Technology & Construction Career Fair – Springfield Expo

September 14

Day after Career Fair Interview Day

September 14

Agriculture Career Fair – DARR Center

September 19

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

September 20

Resume Café Event - Strong Hall & O'Reilly Clinical Health Hall

September 21

Resume Café Event - Hill Hall & Plaster Student Union

September 28

PK-12 Teacher Education Career Fair – PSU Ballroom

October 5

Health Professions Career Fair – McQueary Building

October 12 & 13

Fall Break

October 24

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

October 27

Mock Interview Day

November 8

College, Natural & Applied Sciences (CNAS) Career Expo

November 14

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

November 20-24

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 8

Study Day

December 9 - 14


December 15

Fall 2023 Commencement

January 16, 2024

Spring Semester Classes Begin

February 6

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

February 19

President's Day Holiday

February 20

College of Business Resume Cafe

February 21

Construction and Engineering Career Fair

February 28

Job & Internship Career Fair

March 5

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

March 9 – 17

Spring Break

March 29

Spring Holiday

April 9

Bear Your Talent Tuesday

May 3

Study Day (No Classes, Offices Open)

May 4 - May 9

Final Exam Period

May 10

Spring 2024 Commencement

Employer & Recruiting Info

Missouri State University attracts employers locally, nationwide and globally.  We direct employers to post their opportunities in Handshake.

Employers want to connect with students as they build their talent pipeline for their organizations.  Employers recruit students and alumni for full-time jobs & internships by attending our career fairs, posting jobs & internships in Handshake, reserving recruitment tables on campus, hosting information sessions for students to learn more about their organization, and participating in our Resume Café, Mock Interview, Etiquette Dinner, Speed Networking and other hosted events.

Be on the look out for employers visiting & recruiting this Fall 2023.

  • Bear Your Talent Tuesdays – recruiting tables in academic buildings
  • Employer Spotlight of the Week

Top 16 employers recruiting students through Handshake



O’Reilly Auto Parts


Bass Pro

Forvis (previously known as BKP CPA Advisors)

City of Springfield, Missouri


Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City


Associated Electric Co-op

Oak Ridge Institute - Tennessee

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Oracle Cerner (previously known as Cerner Corporation)



Edward Jones

Career-related events for the semester