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Resource Center

Welcome to the Career and Life Design Center Resource Center for Students and Alumni! We hope you find the information on this page to be helpful as you start to research opportunities, build your LinkedIn profile, prepare job search materials, gear up for that big interview or think about applying to graduate or professional school. 

Job Search Preparation

Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

Careers in Computing  Job & Internship Fair

  Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
  UCM Elliott Student Union Ballrooms
  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Education Networking & Interviewing Day

 Wednesday, February 2023
  UCM Elliott Student Union Ballrooms
  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Nursing Hiring Fair - UCM - Lee's Summit

Monday, February 27th, 2023
UCM Lee's Summit Campus
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Health Professions Recruitment Fair 

 Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
  UCM Student Recreation & Wellness Center (Lower Level)
  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Digital Media & Communications Virtual Job Fair

  Tuesday, March 23rd, 2023s
  Virtual through Handshake
  3:00 -5:00 p.m.


All Majors Virtual Job & Internship Fair 

  Wednesday, April 18th, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. 
  (This event is for ALL majors)
  Register through your Handshake Account


Job Search Resources

Virtual Job/Internship Fair Resources

Handshake/LinkedIn for Students

Handshake Profile Challenge 

Learn how to Build a Great Student LinkedIn Profile.
LinkedIn Profile Checklist
Learn how to use LinkedIn to Find a Job or Internship 
How to Network on LinkedIn

Detecting Job Scams

The potential to be targeted for a scam exists everywhere. Scams are often designed as an attempt to obtain monetary gain in a fraudulent manner. Students are urged to please be alert to the potential of fraud when approached in person, by telephone, or through other electronic communication.

Businesses and agencies generally will not contact you by telephone or through electronic communication and ask for passwords or other sensitive personal information. Those who do could be looking for ways to steal your identity or to transfer funds from an account. Many scams are initiated with the promise of turning a small amount of money into a larger amount. Sometimes perpetrators will even give individuals a fraudulent check to deposit in advance of any services performed. 

The Warrensburg Police Department and UCM Department of Public Safety urge everyone to be aware of the different types of common scams. The FBI provides good information on its website concerning common fraud schemes. Please see the link provided, New scams by electronic mail also are posted by the FBI at

Anyone on campus who believes they may have been the victim of an attempted scam is encouraged to contact the UCM Department of Public Safety at 660-543-4123.

How to Detect Job Scams


Outside Resources to Help You Explore Possibilities

What Can I Do With a Major In...

This tool lets you explore what career options may be available to you by major. Simply follow the link to the exploration tool here to find out more about your discipline's projected career paths.


Deciding on your major can be a “puzzling” experience.  Focus is a comprehensive online career exploration program that can help you decide on a major and explore career options.  Focus is self-paced and interactive.  

You will discover several important “pieces” of the puzzle such as your interests, personality, values, skills and aspirations.  Focus will enable you to identify and explore options matching your personal attributes with an exhaustive major and career informational database. 

If you are creating a new user account, you will be asked to enter an access code. Your Access Code will be the word: MULES

New User Account

Existing User Account


Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other job sites, all of this information is shared by those who know the company best - the employees.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers to learn more about their career options. 

Employment Disability Guide

Employment Disability Guide covers topics to include job seeking strategies, acts and government resources, language, groups & associations.  








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