Career Success

Graduate with cap and gown

Get ready to make your statement to the world

You want to stand out and make a difference. It’s one of the reasons we call our students Citizen Bears.

With your Missouri State education, you’ll go on to address society’s greatest needs.

Our alumni can be seen around the world as:

  • Senators, representatives and governors.
  • CEOs and business leaders.
  • Famous actors and entertainers.
  • Four-star generals.
  • Health-care leaders.
  • College presidents.
  • Professional athletes.

And so much more.

See how our students fare after graduation

Average starting salary

$41,394

For Class of 2018
Employed or re-enrolled

90%

Graduates employed or enrolled in continuing education – within six months of graduating
Alumni network

130,000+

Graduates around the world

We help you get started

As you work toward your goals, you’ll have amazing opportunities to:

  • Intern at top global corporations.
  • Travel the world for archaeology digs and language immersion courses.
  • Dig into global agriculture practices.
  • Perform for professionals in Los Angeles and New York.
  • Practice health care in hospitals and clinics around the region.
  • Shape minds in real classrooms.
  • Conduct research and present findings.

Where graduates get jobs 

You'll also gain the attention of Missouri State's top employers, including:

  • Mercy Health System.
  • CoxHealth.
  • Cerner Corporation.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts.
  • The Walt Disney Company.
  • BKD accounting and advisory firm.
  • Jack Henry & Associates.
  • Bass Pro Shops.
  • Amazon.
  • Apple.
  • Boeing and more.

 

Preparing you for a career

The Career Center can help you choose a professional path, teach you how to write a résumé, walk you through a mock interview and more. We’ll also help connect you with possible employers and job opportunities.