Faculty and Staff

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.

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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

During the fall 2017 semester, a proposal to eliminate the Career Launch Series (CLs) as graduation requirements was approved by Academic Council. Effective spring 2018, students will no longer be required to enroll in CL001-004 as a part of general graduation requirements. What this means for you and your students:

Students or Faculty assigned to a UI100 or any course with a CL co-requisite: The CL component will be automatically removed. Students will remain enrolled in the credit-bearing course and are expected to meet all requirements set forth by the faculty teaching the course. Faculty will also see the CL removed from their schedules, and will no longer need to report a separate grade for the CL. Faculty are encouraged to still incorporate those tasks associated with the CL content as assignments in the credit-bearing course.

Students who were enrolled in a spring 2018 CL section: Students would have seen the course removed from their schedule automatically before the beginning of the spring semester. No further action will be needed.

Students who have failed a CL in a previous semester: Even though the CLs are no longer required for graduation, if students have previously failed any CL they will still see this reflected on their official academic transcript as “F”. Students have the option of enrolling in and completing the requirements in an open section of any CL needed during the spring 2018 semester, and may sign-up via the Portal. Courses are offered online during 1st and 2nd eight week sections. Once successful completion occurs, students will see an “E” in the column to the right of the “F” denoting the course has been repeated/excluded from grades and the new course/grade figured in. Credit for the CL will show under electives on the official transcript.

If any student, faculty, advisor, or staff has specific questions about these changes, they are encouraged to contact the Office of Career Services, careerservices@semo.edu or 651-2583.


Academic Hall 057
Office Hours:
Regular: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
*Spring Break/Summer Hours: 8am - 4pm
*Fall/spring semesters Walk-in-Wednesdays 9am-4pm
Office of Career Services
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701