The following services are offered by the James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center:
Career Resource Library - Current career-related books, free journals and publications, newsletters and career- specific handouts are available. Students have ability to check out materials for three days at a time.
Assessments - The Career Development Office offers several assessments to assists students in the process of determining a career path. The Holland Card Sort, the Missouri Occupational Card Sort, the Strong Interest Inventor and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator are all available to students by appointment. SIGI 3 is also available through the University network 24/7. This tool is an educational and career planning software program that integrates self-assessment with in-depth and up-to-date career information.
Career Exploration - Students may make individual appointments to talk about internship possibilities, job shadowing and informational interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center to make an appointment
Career Advising - Appointments may be made with the professional staff to assist students with individual needs.
Workshops - A professional staff develops and presents workshops on topics such as: Resume Writing Tips, Successful Cover Letters, Successful Interviewing Strategies, Marketing Yourself, Network for Career Success, Job Searching Skills, Presentation Portfolio for Foliotek, and more. See our Schedule of Events for upcoming dates.
Resume Review - Students may have their resumes and application materials reviewed by scheduling an appointment with the professional staff or by utilizing the "drop-in" times as available. Drop in times are Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Sample resumes, cover letters and reference pages are also available.
Credential Services - For education majors, the Career Development Center keeps confidential files containing student's resume, letters of reference, certificates, and other relevant information. The Center sends the materials to all school districts or job sites selected by the student. Stop by the Center to sign up!
Job Searching - Several online job searching and resume posting systems are available specifically for CMU students as well as specific links by major and interest.
Mock Interviews - Interviewing skills are honed during video-taped mock interviews offered in the Center Development Center. Contact the staff to set up an appointment.
On-Campus Opportunities - The Center hosts companies, organizations, and graduate schools for on-campus interviews and/or informational sessions.
Professional Business Etiquette - Professional etiquette dinners and events are provided free of charge to freshmen through seniors.
Career Fair - An annual Career EXPO is hosted in the Conference Room of the Student & Community Center in the Spring. Employers offering full time positions, internships and summer employment as well as Graduate and Professional School recruiters attend. Known organizations such as Shelter Insurance, AFLAC and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have attended in the past.
The Center also co-sponsors the MOJOE, a career fair targeted for education majors which is held in late Spring. The Career Development Center also advertises other fairs and career development opportunities in the state of Missouri.
Graduate & Professional School Information - Resources, entrance exam registration, on-line practice tests, and study guides are available. Sessions on applying to graduate school are provided as well as one-on-one assistance by appointment.
Alumni Mentor Program - The Center will assist students in networking with alumni in a field of interest or a targeted company.