COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: November 25, 2020

Career Center

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The Missouri State University Career Center empowers all MSU Bears for lifelong career success by providing career development services.

We're open and serving you virtually

Your health and safety is our number-one priority, so during the COVID-19 containment period, we are ready to assist you virtually with your career-related needs. Our operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Schedule virtual appointments with us through Handshake. You also may contact us for appointments and general information at 417-836-5636 or by emailing We look forward to assisting you.

See additional resources on job searching during COVID-19.

  • The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid-19

    This free webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m. shares proven strategies and tactics for helping job seekers achieve their career objectives in an employment market transformed by the pandemic. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

  • Summer Internship Program for RCOAL students

    Students with a major in the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters are invited to attend a Zoom information session to learn about this 8-week summer 2021 internship program.

  • Rockstars Live on LinkedIn

    November 9, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Get a fresh take on creating a professional LinkedIn profile as a student with this free webinar. If you missed the live presentation, you can still watch the recording.

  • Virtual Health Professions Career Fair

    Tuesday, November 17, 5–8 p.m. Network with employers who are actively recruiting for positions in health care. Pre-register on Handshake.

  • Virtual Drop-In hours

    Résumé reviews and general career questions. No appointment needed: Résumé reviews: MWF 12–5 p.m. & TR 10 a.m.–5 p.m. General career questions: MWF 12–1 p.m. & Wednesday 5–6 p.m. See details in link.

  • GoinGlobal

    Interested in internship and job opportunities in the United States and abroad? Be sure to check out GoinGlobal, which is free to Missouri State students, alumni, faculty, and advisors.

  • Check out our new appointment scheduler

    Now you have a new way to schedule Career Center appointments: Log into your free Handshake profile; select Appointments from the Career Center drop-down menu. Until further notice, in-person appointments have been suspended.

  • Welcome to Handshake

    Employers, we are excited to announce the transition to Handshake, a robust online platform that will streamline your process for recruiting Missouri State University students and alumni.

  • InterviewStream virtual mock interviews

    Practice your job interview skills with a "virtual interviewer." Select your questions and record your practice interview. InterviewStream is free to MSU students and alumni.

Learn more about making appointments with the Career Center. You may schedule an appointment through Handshake or by calling our office at 417-836-5636.

To schedule your appointment through Handshake, log into Handshake, select Career Center > Appointments > Schedule A New Appointment. Select your Category of Appointment and Appointment Type. On the next screen, select Staff Member. Then click on Appointment Medium and choose Phone Call, Zoom, Skype, or Email.

See the employer-hosted virtual events and the Fall 2020 virtual interview schedule.

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