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Career Day provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with employers while learning about internship and employment opportunities. Northwest's fall Career Day is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Career Day provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with employers while learning about internship and employment opportunities. Northwest's fall Career Day is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Sept. 3, 2021

Career Services provides networking opportunities for success

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant


Northwest Missouri State University students have opportunities to seek internships and network with prospective employers during the annual fall Career Day this month – in addition to accessing a multitude of other resources offered by Career Services throughout the year.

Employers and students of all levels and majors are invited to attend Career Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse. Career Day connects students with internship and full-time employment opportunities in a variety of employment sectors.

“Employers are excited to be able to recruit in person at Northwest,” Hannah Christian, the director of Career Services, said. “There are tons of opportunities available right now to students, and the timing couldn’t be better for finding internships and full-time employment.”

Students should email a copy of their résumés to career@nwmissouri.edu to share with prospective employers. Prior to the event, students with questions about their résumés and networking opportunities also may schedule a meeting with Career Services or visit the office during its walk-in hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 130 of the Administration Building.

“Any resource a student might need to prepare for Career Day is available to them for free,” Christian said.

Students may view a list of employers scheduled to attend Career Day by clicking here.

Career Day connects students with internship and full-time employment opportunities in a variety of employment sectors.

Career Day connects students with internship and full-time employment opportunities in a variety of employment sectors.

Other Career Services resources and events

While Career Day is Career Services’ largest event each semester, the Northwest office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, offers several more opportunities throughout the year for students to hone their skills in networking, interviewing and career preparation.

Speed Networking and Mock Interview activities help students gain interviewing experience and feedback on their résumés during meetings with real employers.

Speed Networking and Mock Interview activities help students gain interviewing experience and feedback on their résumés during meetings with real employers.

Speed Networking

Career Services hosts its fall Speed Networking event Tuesday, Sept 14, which helps students practice their conversation skills and making a strong first impression in a fun, fast-paced setting.

Sessions are 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. Students should register by clicking here

Mock Interview Day

Career Services also offers Mock Interview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Hughes Fieldhouse and online via Zoom. Mock Interview Day helps students gain interviewing experience and feedback on their résumés during meetings with real employers. Interviews are about 25 minutes and include five minutes for feedback.

Students must sign up for Mock Interview Day by visiting Career Services on the first floor of the Administration Building. Students should submit their résumés and then select an interview in-person or via Zoom, based on employer availability.

Career Services also sponsors PBL Palooza (pictured in 2019), which provides an opportunity for students to share posters from their internships, field experiences and profession-based class projects for a chance to win prizes. This fall's PBL Palooza is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Hughes Fieldhouse.

Career Services also sponsors PBL Palooza (pictured in 2019), which provides an opportunity for students to share posters from their internships, field experiences and profession-based class projects for a chance to win prizes. This fall's PBL Palooza is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Hughes Fieldhouse.

Career Closet

Career Services even helps Northwest students dress for success by offering attire for all types of career fields at its Career Closet. Located in North Complex, it provides clothing and accessories to Northwest students at no cost.

Students may visit the Career Closet between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or make an appointment for other times.

Northwest’s focus on profession-based learning

In addition to the multitude of resources offered through Northwest Career Services, the University places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. 

Upon graduating from Northwest, 96 percent of bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

For more information about the services and resources available through Northwest Career Services, call 660.562.1250 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/career.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704