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First Year

Students

General Activities:

  • Get to know faculty, counselors and staff
  • Start personal development by participating in campus activities and/or volunteer service
  • Learn to work effectively with others
  • Talk with professionals to learn about career options
  • Secure summer work and establish excellent work habits

Work with Career Services:

  • Consider taking the career assessment
  • Read academic major profiles to learn about MU majors
  • Use resources in the career library and on the OCS website to explore career options
  • Develop a list summarizing activities and experiences
  • Write your first college résumé

Parents

  • Support and urge your student to participate in campus activities and/or volunteer service
  • Let your student explore new areas to study
  • Remind them about taking the career assessment
  • Make sure you talk with your student to see how they are doing. This will help you keep involved.
  • Talk to them about writing their first college résumé
  • Encourage your student to use resources in the career library and on the OCS website to explore career options


 

 

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