Career resources

An Amazon representative and a UMSI student talk at a busy job fair.
Recruiters from many of the world's top organizations participate in our career fairs to meet UMSI students.

Build your career development skill set and connect with employers

The UMSI Career Development Office provides career advising, career development resources and a variety of ways to engage with employers who want to hire UMSI students. Some examples:

  • Information sessions— Network with and learn about organizations who are interested in hiring UMSI students.
  • Formal and/or mock interviews— Gain interview experience while showing real employers what you have to offer.
  • Portfolio & resume reviews— Fine-tune your resume and/or portfolio by getting feedback from employers.
  • Office hours— Ask employers questions directly to learn more about their organizations.
  • Student engagement & networking events— Participate in a design jam, data jam, or archives blitz to show employers your skills in action.
  • Career fair— Network with a variety of employers all in one place.
  • Elevate Your Passion— Before the career fair, 10 UMSI students are given the opportunity to give a TEDtalk-style presentation about how their field of study and passions will elevate their careers.
  • UMSI expoSItion— Show off your projects and skills at this reverse career fair event.
  • Company Days— Attend a half or full day of activities customized by an employer.
  • Career insider experience— Visit an employer’s location for greater insight into their organization and work culture.
  • Client-based course projects— Work as a team on a real organization’s information project over the course of a semester.
  • Community & service projects— Work on a team to help a community or service-based organization with an information project.
  • iTrack— Check iTrack to view jobs posted by employers looking to hire UMSI students.
  • Resume books— Have your resume featured in a book that will be given to employers that could benefit from your skills.