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Northwest alumni may access internship/job vacancies, may be included in resume referrals and participate in On-Campus Recruiting events through Hire A Bearcat. Simply complete a short profile. (No additional fee at this time)
We are pleased to offer online access to American City Business Journals information from 40 cities including Kansas City and St. Louis. Career Services routinely recommends these resources to those we serve. Access to these materials is available through the Career Services website.
Meet our Career Ambassadors, trained student paraprofessionals ready to assist you in the office or around campus with career-related questions and concerns.
Fast, informative, engaging videos featuring real students, recruiters, and career services professionals on diverse career-related topics delivered in 30 second to three minute segments.
Searching for information about majors, interviewing, salaries, internships, resumes, or graduate schools? Many resources are available on this site, try the Career Services search to find specific information. In addition, our Resource Library offers a variety of diverse career-related materials. We have books, magazines, DVD’s, newspapers, and periodicals to help get you started. Stop by anytime Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and browse our selection at Administration Building 130.
The majority of college students across the U.S. change their major at least once and many change majors several times during their college years. Visit our Choosing a Major site to explore your career options. You can make an appointment with our staff for personal assistance or stop by during Walk-In Hours any Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. We offer many resources to help explore majors and career paths.
Staff members are available to critique application materials (examples – resume, cover letter, vitae). Drop off document(s) and make an appointment, or visit our office during Walk-In Hours on Wednesdays between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Career Ambassadors are also available for assistance. Watch for them around campus.
Career Services provides a centralized connection to all Northwest students, faculty and academic departments. Career Services:
For more information, email Stacey Stokes or call 660.562.1343.
Career Services hosts a variety of career events to propel students toward a successful future and a connection with potential employers for both internships and full-time opportunities.
Hire A Bearcat is Northwest’s online recruiting system. Students and alumni may view jobs and internships, sign-up for interviews, upload resume/job search documents and be included in resume referrals.
Employers may post job and internship positions, manage on-campus interview schedules, request resume referrals, and develop integrated accounts across all NACElink Network Schools (fees involved).
Employers may post jobs, internships, and interview schedules through Hire A Bearcat. View our posting policy.
Northwest students and alumni have the opportunity to view postings and interview schedules after completing their profile section within Hire A Bearcat.
Need help starting or continuing an internship or job search? Make an appointment with one of our staff members to discuss career options/majors, identify potential jobs/employer markets, and develop search strategies. A wealth of information is available in the 10 step job search document which is embedded with links to helpful information including resume and cover letter examples, interview tips, regional employment resources, salary negotiation and relocation resources. View the internship webpage for suggestions and resources to begin your hunt for an internship.
Career Services Staff and Career Ambassadors are here to serve you. If you would like to make an appointment please complete this short intake form and we will contact you within 24 hours to confirm an appointment time.
Each fall and spring employers travel to the Northwest campus to interview candidates for all types of positions -- full time, part-time, and internships. They are looking for you! Current students and registered alumni gain access to interview schedules by completing a profile in our Hire A Bearcat database.
Need a class or group presentation? The list below contains our most frequently requested topics for freshmen through graduate students. Presentations can be customized to fit a specific audience.
Please complete the Presentation Request form and we will be in touch to confirm details. All requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.
Contact us with any questions by emailing or calling 660.562.1250.
Employers frequently contact Career Services looking for qualified candidates. We query Hire A Bearcat for candidates that match the employer's criteria and forward the applicable resumes to the employer. Employers follow up directly with candidates. Students must complete a profile and upload a resume to be included in this service. Alumni may opt into this service by completing a profile. (No additional fee at this time.)
TypeFocus Careers brings it all together in a program that helps you make good career choices.
Our staff is available to assist students every Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., without an appointment on a first come, first serve basis. We are located in the Administration Building, Room 130.
This powerful resource connects majors with potential careers. Each major offers a list of common career areas, typical employer types, and strategies to maximize career opportunities in that discipline. At the bottom of each major page, view a variety of links to find websites with more information about related careers.