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What Career Services Does...

What Career Services Does...

Career Services offers a variety of assistance to Northwest students, employers and faculty and staff. Click on each topic below to learn more.


Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters

A resume is a very important tool for your job search. This information will help you understand different types of resumes and help you decide what to include in your resume. There are also sample resume headings and key action verbs for your use.


Internship and Job Search

Internship and Job Search

Searching for a job or internship can be very difficult. Students often have so many choices and places to look they struggle with where to start. Here are some resources to help you begin the search process.


Networking and Social Media

Networking and Social Media

Research shows that as many as 90% of open positions are filled as a result of networking. The contacts you make, if cultivated and used wisely, can lead to future employment. Everyone has a network; it’s just a matter of thinking broadly and creatively about who is in it.


Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

The interview is one of the most important parts of your job/internship search. It will usually be the employer’s first chance to have a conversation with you. Likewise, it is your opportunity to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job/internship.


Career Events

Career Events

Career Services offers a variety of events to allow students, alumni, guests and employers to connect with one another at Northwest.


Career Closet

Career Closet

Free professional dress for Northwest students.


TypeFocus

TypeFocus

TypeFocus is a leading developer of online personality type resources. Established in 1997, TypeFocus is currently used by organizations across the world, including schools, employment agencies, colleges, universities, and corporations.


What Can I Do With This Major

What Can I Do With This Major

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.


Post-Graduation Data

Post-Graduation Data

Career Services surveys the previous academic year graduates and organizes the data to provide a view of “first destination” employment and continuing education statistics.


Business Journals

Business Journals

We are pleased to offer online access to American City Business Journals information from 40 cities including Kansas City and St. Louis.


Big Interview

Big Interview

An online tool for students to learn about and practice interviewing. Students can use their Northwest credentials to create an account and start learning today.


On-Campus Recruitment

On-Campus Recruitment

Employers visit the Northwest Missouri State University campus each semester to recruit quality candidates. These activities provide students with the opportunity to meet recruiters and network within their industry without leaving campus!


Pop-In Hours

Pop-In Hours

Need help with your resume, job search, or something else? Career Services staff can help Mon-Fri from 9 AM to 4 PM.


Hire A Bearcat

Hire A Bearcat

Hire A Bearcat is a social media account ran by Northwest Missouri State University's Career Services office to help students find jobs and internships. You can find it on Facebook and Twitter.


Presentations

Presentations

Need a presentation for your class or organization? Career Services is glad to help and offers a variety of topics to choose from.


Evaluating Job Offers

Evaluating Job Offers

Students who master the resume, cover letter and interview can find great success. They may even be offered more than one job or internship. So how do they decide which one to accept?



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