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Career Services Announces Two Virtual Expos, Other August, September Events

By Jeff Murphy, August 21, 2020

Career Services 2020

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri Career Services Center has announced plans to host two virtual career expos in September that are specifically targeted toward degree programs within two UCM academic colleges in addition to other August and September activities that will be of interest to a wide range of other students.


Included in the fall semester lineup is the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies Virtual Career Expo, Sept. 9, and the College of Health, Science and Technology Career Expo Thursday, Sept. 10. Career Services has designed these events to make it possible for students to connect with employers who are actively hiring for positions directly related to their majors. Graduates and professional schools will also participate in the event, providing answers to questions about their programs and application processes.


According to Joni Porter, employer relations representative at the Career Center, attending a career expo is an ideal time for students to meet professionals in their industry or major, ask questions, distribute resumes, and explore a multitude of career opportunities. All students are encouraged to attend, regardless of class status. Underclassmen will find these events to be beneficial as they will provide an outlook on the job market. Juniors and seniors, or anyone interested in pursuing employment (full-time or internship) opportunities, should activate their Handshake account, upload a current resume and complete their profile information, she said.


The Career Services Center will provide informational webinars to help guide students through the process and will be available to assist students during the event. Technology will also be available in the computer lab on the second floor of the Ward Edwards Building for students who do not have a device to connect online.


Additional Career Services virtual events include:

  • Vital Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Virtual Career Expo Experience; 4 p.m. Aug. 25
  • Students at UCM… Get Ready for the Expo; 1-4 p.m. Sept. 2. This virtual event is designed to train students on how to navigate a virtual career expo while also addressing questions and issues related to: the differences between one-on-one (1:1) and group sessions, as well as interview and resume coaching.
  • Dine Like a Pro, Eat Like Your Future Career Depends on It, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 23

As Handshake is an important tool in helping students to find jobs and explore career options, students are encouraged to download this application through IOS or the Google Play Store. They can also access it at Doing so gives students an opportunity to see which employers plan to attend the career expos and sign-up for 1:1 or group sessions.


Prior to attending an expo, students should do the following:

  • Register for the Career Expo of their choice (or both)
  • Sign up for group or 1:1 sessions prior to the day of the expo
  • Be sure privacy settings are on “Community”
  • Check out the attending employers
  • Complete or update their Handshake profile
  • Upload a resume to their profile

Students who need assistance or do not have a personal device can come to the second floor of Ward Edwards Building computer lab where they can utilize computers and receive assistance in navigating the event.

For more information on our Career Expos and events, please contact the Career Services Center at 660-543-4985, or stop by the office in Ward Edwards 1200.


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