Student Support and Career Services

Preparing for a lifetime of success

Missouri State wants to make sure that your students are not only successful in the classroom but are prepared to enter the working world when they graduate from college.

Academic support

Students can find assistance for their academic pursuits through some of the following services:

  • The Bear CLAW
    The Bear CLAW, an interactive space located in Meyer Library, connects your student to a variety of academic resources, including subject-area tutoring, the Writing Center, workshops, peer assisted study sessions, and employment and volunteer opportunities.
  • Computer Services Help Desk
    The Help Desk assists students and parents with technology questions, including how to troubleshoot common problems, create an account, reset passwords and more. Contact the Help Desk by calling (417)-836-5891.
  • Disability Resource Center
    The Disability Resource Center provides equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and services for persons with disabilities, so that everyone has full access to University life.
  • Multicultural services
    Multicultural services celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity of MSU, Springfield and the world. The Multicultural Resource Center serves as an academic and social gathering place for many students on campus.
  • TRiO
    At Missouri State, we offer both TRiO Upward Bound, a program designed to assist local high school students, and TRiO Student Support Services, which provides academic, financial and advising help to current students.

Career services

We want your student to also be successful in the job world. The University provides a number of career services and networking opportunities to help your student land the perfect job:

  • Internship opportunities
    Missouri State is home to the state’s largest internship program. Internships allow students to explore careers interests and to gain valuable experience. Some internships are paid while others are not, and students can often attain college credit for their internship experiences.
  • The Career Center
    The staff members at our Career Center offers career counseling, résumé help, mock interviewing, assistance with internship and full-time job searches and more, so our students and alumni can make insightful decisions about their careers.
  • Career fairs
    The Career Center also hosts a career fair each fall and a career expo each spring, in which more than 125 local, regional and national employers attend.