Welcome & Mission Statement
Introduction to Career Planning & Development
Drury University's Career Planning & Development office is an evolving and dynamic resource for students and alumni. We are a centralized center dedicated to providing career development support and information. Career development is facilitated through career coaching and career exploration resources including interests, personality, skills, and values assessments, as well as online resources.
Workshops are offered throughout the academic year on Self-Assessment, Resume Writing, Job Search Strategies and Interviewing Skills. Today's technology is fully utilized to provide the best and most effective assistance to Drury students and alumni. To ensure that our students have the greatest advantage in their chosen field, we provide resume preparation assistance, internship assistance, a job/internship database, mock interviews, career fairs, on-campus interviewing opportunities, and the services offered on this website.
Our overriding goal at Career Planning & Development is to integrate individual career development within the academic environment and to provide a connection to the world of work. Your interest and involvement in Career Planning and Development, your career development resource, is encouraged and welcome. We look forward to meeting you and working with you.
Mission: Educate students and alumni of Drury University on career development issues and assist them in achieving productive and fulfilling careers through appropriate campus and community outreach and programming. Represent and connect the Drury community to the world of work and larger communities.
Drury University's Career Planning & Development office makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on this site. Career Planning & Development is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Likewise, the links to other web sites from the Drury University's Career Planning & Development office site are not under the control of the Career Planning and Development; and therefore we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. They are provided only as a convenience. Drury University's Career Planning & Development office assumes no liabilities for acts or omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them.
Across the United States, Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent. Please read the linked article for information on how to identify a scam and the consequences of participating in one. Here are some additional tips on how to determine whether an opportunity is legitimate or fraudulent.
- Google a recruiter or employer who reaches out to you first to help verify legitimacy.
- Watch for inconsistencies with email addresses. Most employer email addresses match the format of the company’s email address, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org. If still in doubt, contact the company they represent to verify.
- Beware of chat only platforms and meetings on social media sites.
- Never accept a job that requires depositing checks into your account or wiring portions to other individuals or accounts.
- Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses.
- Ads or offers that appear too good to be true call for further investigation.