Learn, Serve, Change the World is a civic engagement, campus-based Title IV program; combined funding provided by federal work-study dollars and Missouri Western State University. The program replaces the former America Reads/American Counts program and centers around three elements:

  • Engagement
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration

Students who are eligible to receive and are awarded federal, need-based financial aid may apply to work as a Community Assistant in the program. Community Assistants provide valuable service to local non-profit agencies while earning a paycheck that can contribute to expenses they incur while attending MWSU. It also allows the students the opportunity for experiential learning while working in an area closely tied to their chosen field of study.

We know our students will gain valuable skills that are vital for their personal growth and self-discovery through developmental practices. Students are encouraged to actively participate in meaningful learning experiences within distinctive learning environments. Thereby, students will understand key concepts and incorporate them into their daily lives.

By providing students with resources and opportunities to discover new ideas and explore their passions, we challenge students to develop academic and personal goals while giving them the support to succeed.

One of Missouri Western’s core values is Service. We make every effort to build on our sense of community. This enhances the Learn Serve Change the World students’ experiences by developing and maintaining strong working relationships with students and our partners.

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.