Career Development Center
The mission of the Career Development Center is to counsel, educate, and empower the Missouri Western State University student and alumni community. We strive to bring their self-concept into focus and to clarify the connection between identity and satisfying work, by providing guidance, support, resources and opportunities that will help them implement their personal and professional goals.
The greatest offering of the Career Development Center (CDC) at Missouri Western State University is our promise to provide you, the employer, with the highest level of customer service. With a finger on the pulse of the business world, our staff consistently builds solid relationships with a clientele that spans the corporate spectrum. We solidify these partnerships by visiting your office, touring your facilities, reviewing your company history, meeting your staff, and assessing your corporate culture to better serve your needs.
In today’s highly competitive job market, proactive employers seeking to hire the best and brightest talent available are establishing their presence on the Missouri Western State University campus. As liaisons between the university and the workplace, our goal is assist employers with easy access to current students, recent graduates, and experienced alumni who are seeking new career opportunities.
On-Campus Marketing Strategies
The Career Development Center hosts an annual Career Fair each fall and spring. Additionally, the CDC sponsors an Education Expo. Employers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities we present to advertise and promote their organizations, jobs and internships on-campus. A few of these methods include:
As we provide guidance, support, and resources to clarify the connection between identity and fulfilling work, we invite our partners in the business world to join us in educating our students. As a guest speaker in one of our Career & Life Planning courses, you will have an opportunity to discuss a career topic or your industry field. This is a great way to connect with students, market your organization, and make an impression to generate student interest in your company and/or profession.
Because we have developed a solid business liaison with you, employers are invited to develop and facilitate workshops on such topics as Resume Writing & Job Correspondence, Networking, Interviewing Skills, Dress-For-Success, and other business etiquette issues.
Employers are invited to conduct on-campus Mock Interviews both as a way to sharpen students’ interviewing skills and as another means to market your organization.
Whether you represent a Fortune 500 company with continuous hiring needs, or a smaller organization with need for occasional hires, we will provide you an array of recruiting strategies to meet Missouri Western State University top quality students and alumni who are looking for employment, internship, and summer work-study opportunities. Our comprehensive recruiting program allows you to:
For additional information about how you and your organization can be involved with Missouri Western State University students, please call (816) 271-4205.
Career Development Center