Career Planning & Development

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Welcome to Career Planning & Development! Career Planning & Development offers a variety of resources to students, alumni, faculty and employers. Career Planning & Development is an integral part of the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center. It offers personal and professional discovery to enrich your college experiences and shape your future. It’s the foundation of Your Drury Fusion.

Career Support & Appointment Scheduling

Students have the opportunity to meet with professional staff through virtual appointments, phone appointments, and in-person appointments (following Panther Plan guidelines) at this time. All of our regularly offered services are listed below.

Handshake is our online career services and job search platform offered to students and alumni. Use it to schedule appointments with our staff, search for full-time, part-time, internship, and on-campus employment opportunities. Network with employers, read employer reviews, and more.

All students are pre-registered with Handshake, so just sign-in with your email and get started!

Appointment Requests
Schedule an appointment online through Handshake. Choose: Virtual on Handshake, Career Planning – In-Person Appointment, or Career Planning – Phone Appointment. 

Pease review our Job Search Guide for additional job preparation assistance.

An illustration of a spy glass with the word job in the middle.Job & Internship Search Assistance
Job search strategies and recommended resources. Consult the Job Search Guide for additional support.


Illustration of a resume.Resume, Cover Letter, & Application Review
Tips, feedback, and, best practices. Consult the Job Search Guide for additional support.


An illustration of a woman being interviewed.

Mock Interview Training
Practice interviewing as you would in a professional setting with a professional staff member.


Illustration of a clipboard.Career & Major Exploration
Assistance with exploring careers and majors, creating a career action plan, and online career assessments (Focus 2 Career).


An illustration of a women.Online Image & Grad School Essay Review
Review of professional online presence and essay feedback and suggestions.

Contact Us:

Career Planning & Development

Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center
OEC 140
Office: (417) 873-7284

Schedule an Appointment on Handshake

Additional Resources

Events Calendar

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28 February 2024

Job & Internship Career Fair Spring 2024

10:00 am - 2:00 pmPlaster Student Union (Missouri State University)
13 March 2024

Mercy Rotational Leadership Academy

3:00 pm - 4:00 pmVirtual
9 April 2024

Mercy Rotational Leadership Academy

3:00 pm - 4:00 pmVirtual