Parents and Family

Throughout your student's years at Missouri State University, they will be engaged in the career development process — whether they think of it that way or not. As a family member, you are an essential part of their network, offering insight, advice, and support during this time of academic and career exploration.

At the Career Center, we are committed to providing students with the resources and information necessary to make informed decisions and achieve individual career development goals. We help students explore majors, fine-tune résumés and letters, identify internships or full-time opportunities, prepare for interviews, and explore graduate programs.

Encourage your student to meet with a member of our staff early in their Missouri State experience.

Here you will find links to the services we offer:


Bear Notes articles

A service of Parent and Family Programs, Bear Notes is a monthly e-newsletter that communicates MSU news, important dates, event information, and resources to parents and families of students. Included in each issue is an article from the Career Center. Some of our past articles include:

Before the résumé: Should you create a master list?

Don't bite off more than you can chew (and other tips for surviving job interviews during meals)

Know the warning signs of job scams

Make the most of your holiday break

Three tips to start your networking process

Understanding the career development process: Understand yourself (part 1 of 4 parts)

Understanding the career development process: Explore options (part 2 of 4 parts)

Understanding the career development process: Make decisions (part 3 of 4 parts)

Understanding the career development process: Take action (part 4 of 4 parts)

"Yes, And"

10 Tips for Parents for Prospective
Students from JobWeb

An overview of how to help your student through the transition of high school to college.

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