Faculty and Staff

Services are provided primarily in-person and are appointment based, with the exception of identified walk-in services. If an in-person appointment is not a feasible option, services may be provided through alternative means. (Phone, Skype, Email).

Available Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Resume & Cover Letter Reviews
  • Interview Preparation
  • Internship Information & Guidance
  • Internship/Job Search Advising
  • Graduate/Professional School Preparation
  • Group Presentations & Programs

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, students may stop by or contact the Office of Career Services:

Academic Hall 057
Phone: 573-651-2583
Email: careerservices@semo.edu
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
*Spring Break/Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Incorporate career planning into your classroom or organization by requesting a presentation on a variety of career topics. Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and requests should be submitted at least one (1) week prior to the date requested. All presentations are designed to last 30-40 minutes. To learn more about presentations, click the titles below.

Comprehensive overview of the services, resources, and program opportunities available through Career Services.

Intended for sections of UI100, this presentation includes a comprehensive overview of the services, resources, and program opportunities available through Career Services as well as more detailed information on the FOCUS-II assessment.

Maximizing opportunities available through career fairs including employer research prior to the event, appropriate dress, creating a strong first impression, communicating relevant skills, and appropriate follow-up.

Insight into the graduate school application process, how to identify and research schools, personal statements, scholarship and funding sources.

An overview of resources and strategies used in searching for an internship or full-time employment. Topics covered include setting goals, targeting and researching employers, networking, and generating interviews.

Information on the different types of interviews, how to prepare, making an impression, common questions, appropriate dress, and effective follow-up.

Using networking tools as an effective job search and career development strategy.

Strategies for developing a resume and cover letter that markets relevant skills and experiences to employers.

Overview of the major/career exploration process including assessment tools and resources available to guide the career decision making process.

Request Form

Interview Preparation Assistance

Career Services is happy to extend interview preparation assistance to faculty who may provide/require practice (mock) interviews as a part of their course(s). Our office is able to host the interviews, keeping record of student attendance if needed, or a CS staff member can come to a location designated by the faculty member.

To request assistance in this area, faculty will need to complete and submit the Faculty Request Form. Assistance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and, due to high demand, forms must be submitted prior to or within the first 3 weeks of the current semester. We will do our best to accommodate all submitted requests.

Due to CS staff availability, if a faculty member wishes to have their students complete a practice (mock) interview as a required assignment, it is strongly recommended that students are being encouraged to schedule their interview as soon as possible and are provided with a minimum of four (4) weeks to complete their interview.

Note: It is highly recommended that faculty have Career Services come in and present on Interviewing Skills prior to assigning their students to complete a practice (mock) interview. See the information above for scheduling a presentation.

Please contact Career Services with any questions.

Faculty Request Form

The Career proficiencies (CL001 - 004) were developed to ensure that all students graduate with appropriate career planning knowledge and a professional resume and cover letter. Although the proficiencies are zero credit, failing any proficiency will result in an F on the student's transcript. All four proficiencies (CL001 - 004) are required for graduation, and studens may not graduate on time if any proficiency is failed or unfulfilled.

Many majors have incorporated CL004 into specific courses. In these majors, students will enroll in a required major course and are prompted to enroll in a specific section of CL004. If a student's major does not have a co-requisite CL004 section, they may sign up for a section administered by staff within the Office of Career Services. Should a student have any questions or concerns regarding registering for the appropriate section, they are encouraged to contact their academic advisor. Faculty are encouraged to contact their department chair and/or the Office of Career Services with any questions.


Career Launch Proficiencies (CL 001-004) Information - Enrolled PRIOR to Fall 2016
Career Proficiencies FAQs - Enrolled PRIOR to Fall 2016
Career Launch Proficiencies (CL 001-004) Information - Enrolled Fall 2016 or After
Career Proficiencies FAQs - Enrolled Fall 2016 or After
Majors with Co-Req CL 004 Sections - Spring 2016

Courses with a CL004 co-requisite

Faculty who wish to incorporate the curriculum used for the university-wide sections of CL004 into their course should contact Andy Tilmon, Coordinator of Career Planning at jatilmon@semo.edu or 573-651-6747 for more information.


Academic Hall 057
Summer Hours: 8am - 4pm (Mon - Fri)
Office of Career Services
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701