Recruiting at Mizzou

Thank you for considering students at the University of Missouri to meet your hiring needs. Before you begin, please read below for more information on how to enhance your recruiting efforts.

Identify Candidates

To reach targeted candidates and let the MU community know for what you are hiring, there are many ways to specific recruit for your open positions.

Post Your Job Opportunities

Posting your vacancy is FREE and the most effective way to reach students and alumni in various majors. The postings with the best candidate response include a robust job description, clear application instructions, and a valid website where candidates can research you.

Attend Career Fairs

The University of Missouri sponsors several industry-specific career fairs each semester to provide employers a way to find top talent to meet your recruiting needs. Learn about upcoming career fairs, registration details, and contact information.

Conduct On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews help employers identify candidates early, access diverse applicants, meet faculty and staff, and increase your organization’s visibility.

Advertise On-Campus

There are several places to advertise your company at the University of Missouri. Indoor and outdoor bulletin boards are open to the public and are available in a variety of locations. For campus events such as an information session, employers can advertise on the events calendar (contact the appropriate career office you are working with to do so). Finally, there are a few key campus publications where you can advertise for a fee:

  • Missourian: Daily newspaper for campus and local community, (573) 882-5714
  • Maneater: Bi-weekly newspaper for students, (573) 882-5500

Establish Relationships

Building relationships with students, faculty and staff and considering sponsorship can help you build greater visibility and generate positive hiring outcomes.

Information Sessions and Classroom Visits

Schedule an information session to increase your visibility at the University of Missouri. These events are a way to promote your organization’s opportunities, culture, history, structure, and employee benefits in order to engage current or future applicants. Many members of faculty are open to employers making announcements and serving as guest lecturers in the classroom. You must first get faculty permission to do so, and should reach out to the appropriate career services office to make initial contact with faculty.

Career Workshops

Employers can conduct skill-based workshops about job search skills, participate in mock interview/resume review events, or sponsor etiquette dinners/special events set up by a career services office to provide information about interesting topics for students on campus. These workshops and events allow students to gain firsthand knowledge from those in the industry, and the face-to-face interactions and investment of time will brand your company as an employer of choice among Mizzou students.

Sponsorship of Student Organizations

MU offers a wide variety of professional, social, and special interest organizations for student involvement. Links to these organizations and/or contact information can be found at the ORG (Organization Resource Group) website.

Corporate Field Trips

Hosting a student group for a company site visit is a great way for you to share information about your company and help students prepare for the transition to the working world. It is also an excellent way to meet Mizzou’s top talent.