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  Career Planning Office

Whether a first career or a career change, the career planning process can be an exciting way to discover your ideal career! 

The Career Planning Office has resources to help you gain a better understanding of your interests, abilities and career values. We can help you gather information on job descriptions, earnings, employment trends, job outlook, training/education required, and more. 

Our services are available to anyone, college student or community member, who is undecided about a college major or career; recently lost a job and looking for a new career; need help with college transfer information; resume writing and interviewing skills; or just need help with the career planning process.


We offer:

  • Career Advising: Speak with a Certified Career Advisor who is well prepared and equipped with the necessary tools and resources to assist you with all your career, academic, and college transfer needs.
  • GUI 1960 - Career Planning course (1 credit hour)
  • Assessments to help clarify your interests, strengths, workplace values, and career options
  • Resources:  Extensive printed and online occupational resources that provides information, such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salaries, job search strategies, and employment outlook
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Interview preparation - successful techniques and strategies
  • College admissions transfer assistance


Career Exploration Web Resources - Many websites are available to help with the career decision making process. A few are listed on the left of this page.


For any career related questions, please contact

Beth Mell, Career Advisor

For an appointment stop by AS 117 or call

(573) 518-2193 or 518-2155

or email:

                                          Office Hours

                            Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Do you need a job, help creating a resume or revising an old, or assistance with successful interviewing tips? 

Check out the career services link below!         

Career Services



Mineral Area College is a member of the following professional organizations:

National Association Colleges and Employers

National Career Development Association

Missouri School Counselor Association

Gateway Career Services Association


"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor". - Oliver Wendell Holmes