Welcome to the Career Services 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.
UCM will launch the AstrumU student application for all students in the Fall 2019 semester. AstrumU translates your educational journey at UCM into marketable skills that are in demand with employers. Students use AstrumU’s personalized tool to discover and prepare for career pathways based on their strengths and interests.
Students interested in joining a pilot group and testing the app can click here to sign up or visit ‘app.astrumu.com/student’ to create your UCM account.
AstrumU’s technology captures the soft skills, technical skills and experiences students gain in curricular and co-curricular activities on campus and in the community. Students have the opportunity to earn employer-funded incentives for completing career preparation activities.
AstrumU’s student application is a complementary tool UCM Career Services provides students. To find or post job and internship opportunities, please visit Handshake.
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
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.
ReferenceUSA is perfect for all of your research and reference needs when it comes to relevant, comprehensive and up-to-date data.
Liquid Compass is the best resource to find healthcare jobs.
MOREAP is a job search data base for teaching positions within the state of Missouri.
Build your Network
The Chamber of Commerce Student Member Program is a partnership between the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and the Career Services Center, designed to provide a select group of students with opportunities to connect with local professionals, build communication skills, improve confidence, and create connections to begin developing a professional network.
The program is open to UCM students from any major and any year in school, and is designed to follow the academic year. If you live in or near Warrensburg, you're welcome to continue your participation through the summer after the academic year. Participants may be invited back for additional time.
Members of the Warrensburg Young Professionals group (WYP) provide mentorship to program participants.
Applications will be reviewed by Chamber and Wellness Support staff and WYP members, and select applicants will be invited to an interview.
Requirements for participation in the program are:
To apply, please fill out the Google Form found here.
Employment Disability Guide covers topics to include job seeking strategies, acts and government resources, language, groups & associations.
Learn about the resources and benefits of a LinkedIn profile and how to get started.
If any of these are true for you, invest some time and energy with the staff of the Career Services Center let us help you with self-assessment, career exploration and planning.
If you do know what you want, do the research to learn if a graduate degree will help you get there. While certain careers, such as doctors and lawyers, definitely require an advanced degree, many fields offer job opportunities at the undergraduate level. In some situations, having an advanced degree could actually hinder your job search if you have little or no job experience. Graduate degrees are also highly specialized; you will not earn an MBA and then work as a counselor or a physical therapist. Again, take the time to be certain of your desired career path first.
Some reasons to work a few years before graduate school:
These will in part be determined by the individual requirements of the schools to which you are applying.
As you contemplate your decision, you can get details and begin to research available programs through the following resources: