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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 workplace values. 

We have tools that will help you discover your career-related interests and abilities; identify and evaluate occupations that match your personality; identify matching fields of study; clarify and prioritize your career-related values and opportunities.


The Career Planning Office will help you gather information on job descriptions, 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.


Mineral Area College is a member of the following professional organizations

National Association Colleges and Employers

National Career Development Association;

Missouri School Counselor Association; and Gateway Career Services Association;

We offer:

  • GUI 1960 - Career Planning course (1 credit hour)
  • Assessments to help clarify your interests, strengths, workplace values, and career options.
  • Extensive printed and online resources providing occupational information, such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salaries, job search strategies, and employment outlooks.
  • Resume and cover letter assistance and development.
  • Interview preparation - successful techniques and strategies.
  • Career Advising where you may talk 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.
  • College admissions transfer assistance.
  • Online Career and Occupation Resources

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


Revising a resume, considering a career change or have any career related questions?  We have  the staff and resources available to assist you! 

For an appointment call

Beth Mell, Career Advisor

(573) 518-2193 or 518-2155

                                          Office Hours

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




          Career Planning Office

             Arts & Sciences Building room 117
     PO Box 1000
      5270 Flat River Rd.
     Park Hills, MO 63601

      FAX: (573) 518-2354


"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving." 

                                                                          Oliver Wendell Holmes