Career Center

  • What does it take to publish a magazine?

    November 3, 2015

    I recently talked with the editor of The Business Times Co. in Columbia, MO, which publishes the Columbia Business Times, Columbia Home and Jefferson City Magazine. She is a Truman graduate and said her experience writing for the Index opened a lot of doors for her professionally. The Business Times offers a number of summer […]

  • Interesting opportunities in marketing

    I recently visited Influence & Co, a marketing firm with primary locations in Columbia and St. Louis, MO and a smaller presence in Kansas City and New York City. The opportunities with this company are impressive and they primarily look at skill sets rather than major when recruiting, so if you are interested, you need […]

  • Make the most of your summer!!

    May 11, 2015

    Ahhhhh…summer is here, or at least spring semester is over and summer is coming soon! So, what are your plans? It is so much fun to live vicariously through your great experiences. I heard today about an amazing camp job in New Hampshire that has me envisioning scenes from On Golden Pond, and if you […]

  • May the 4th Be With You

    May 4, 2015

    It’s finally happening….you’re graduating!  These last 3-5 years have been filled with joy, hatred, exhaustion, confusion, anxiety, stress, and more.  But it’s here….and now you’re leaving this place that has been your “home.”  You’re a ball of mixed emotions–or for some, no emotion at all. You might have some plans for after graduation–that great job, […]

  • Day 1 on the job!

    April 27, 2015

    Your first day on the job is not all that different from your first day of school, except now everyone shaves and snack time has been replaced by after work socializing of a different nature. That first day of school, you learn you are supposed to show up on time and wear something nice. You […]

  • Top Job Candidate Skills

    April 18, 2015

    Going into an interview, you should be asking yourself, “What skills is this employer looking for?” Some skills will depend on the company, job and its description. However, there are some skills that every employer will be looking for. Knowing what these skills are in advance could help you better prepare for the interview and […]

  • Career Satisfaction = ?

    April 17, 2015

    What factors do you use when deciding if a career is the right fit?  Is there a magical formula that will tell me that I’m heading in the right direction? Well, somewhat.  Career satisfaction is really dependent upon each individual (obvs).  Some items in the equation might not be of importance to you, whereas it […]

  • The Career Center Doesn’t Bite

    April 16, 2015

    There are so many stereotypes given to the Career Center such as, “It’s only for senior Business majors,” “They’re going to judge me off my resume,” and “They’ll laugh at me if I say I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.” We’re here to tell you that none of those statements are true. Every […]

  • It is not all about the Money!

    April 13, 2015

    When you receive a job offer, it’s important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, the offer. The last thing you want to do is to make a hasty decision that you will regret later. Consider the entire compensation package – […]

  • Money, money, money!

    April 8, 2015

    Let’s take a quick poll.  How many of you actually balance your checkbook?  How many of you just check your balance online and go from there? If you don’t know how to balance your checkbook, then it’s about time you learned.  No, I’m not going to give you instructions on how to do that but […]