Job search toolkit

Learn about Handshake

Handshake is the powerful, user-friendly online career management system for students and alumni of Missouri State University. It links you to employers, enables you to find and apply for jobs and internships, provides a method for you to sign up for career events, and much more! Handshake is free for students and alumni of Missouri State University.

Career events and programs

Develop your career readiness by participating in career events and programs such as Résumé Madness, Mock Interview Day, Etiquette Dinner, and career fairs such as Agriculture Career Fair, Arts & Letters Career Studio+Expo, Health Professions Career Fair, Accounting Day, College of Business Career Fair, CNAS STEM Career EXPO, and Career Expo/Education Career Fair.

Résumés and curricula vitae

Get advice for developing and tailoring your résumés and curricula vitae. See examples of résumés, and read tips for strengthening your documents.


Learn about interviewing, including how to prepare, the types of interviews, tips, and more.


Find out what networking involves, why it is crucial for an effective job search, and how to develop professional contacts.

Fall drop-in hours

Drop-in hours: Fall 2019

Drop-in hours are free and available for all students when classes are in session. No appointment necessary.

Note: Printed, hard-copy resumes are preferred over digital resumes.

  • Get tips and advice for writing résumés and cover letters; learn how to tailor your résumé for a specific situation.
  • Have your résumé and cover letter reviewed before you send them to an employer or submit them for a class assignment.
  • Learn more about the Career Center's programs, services, and resources.

Need an appointment?

Students and alumni may schedule individual appointments with Career Resources Specialists for assistance with the following:

  • Career counseling & assessments
  • Occupations/majors research
  • Employer research
  • Job/internship search
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Practice interviews

Appointments are free of charge to students and alumni. Call our office at 417-836-5636 or stop by one of our locations (Carrington Hall 309 and Glass Hall 276). We will not make appointments through e-mail.