COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: September 22, 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.

  • Instagram Live: Excel at Interviewing

    Join Diana Alt, Career Strategy Coach, on our next Instagram Live @MSUCareerCenter on September 28, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Students, have you completed your Handshake profile?

    Find and apply to full-time jobs and internships, read reviews, get discovered by employers, register for career events, and much more. Complete your free profile today!

  • 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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