External Employer Relations
The greatest offering of the Career Development Center (CDC/The Center) 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.

Employer Services
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:

  • Post unlimited job openings on our web-based management system. All job postings are free of charge.
  • Conduct on-campus interviews and information sessions
  • Set up an information table in our student union
  • Review resume books that represent students from a variety of fields and majors
  • Have immediate access to our career fair schedules, on-campus events, and other outreach opportunities
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Career advising is a dynamic, interactive process that ‘helps students understand how their personal interests, abilities, and values might predict success in the academic and career fields they are considering and how to form their academic and career goals accordingly’ (Gordon, 2006, p. 12). It is a process aimed at helping students effectively use information about themselves (e.g., interests, abilities, values, strengths) and the options available (e.g., majors, occupations, internships). Through the process, students integrate this information to set goals, make academic and career decisions, and develop plans to make meaning of their goals and decisions.” (Hughey & Hughey, 2009, p. 6)
Yes, all enrolled students and graduates of MWSU are able to take advantage of the services provided by the career center.
Yes! Please visit our office during scheduled walk-in hours, or call us to make an appointment and speak with a career advisor. We regularly schedule Career and Self-Assessment Workshops (CSAW’s) that help students identify their interests, skills, values, and personality and, with the guidance of a career counselor, you may connect the information you have gathered about yourself to possible majors and career.
Both on-campus and off-campus student employment opportunities are posted in Handshake. Students can access through their Goldlink profile.
No, we are not a placement office. However, we can provide you with various job searching tools necessary to conduct a proactive, strategic search in a highly competitive job market.
Yes, you can schedule an appointment to have a counselor review your resume. We DO NOT write the resume for you, rather we offer suggestions for improvement.

The best way to prepare for an interview is to research the company, review traditional and behavioral interview questions, and participate in mock interviews. You can schedule a mock interview by calling the career center.

MWSU students can also practice their interview skills at anytime with our virtual mock interview training system, Big Interview.

An informational interview is one way to get information regarding different occupations. Whether participating in a face-to-face discussion or phoning a professional in the field in which you are interested will give you a “heads-up” on the pros and cons of the profession, the qualifications needed, and may even provide a networking opportunity for you.

View events, including job fairs on the Career Services homepage. Career Services also sends emails to all students regarding events and will post announcements in the Griffon Weekly online publication.