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"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


What direction are YOU headed?


The Career Planning Office is here to help!  We have 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.



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


We offer:

  • Career Advising: Speak with a 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
  • Career Planning course - GUI 1960 (1 credit hour).  Designed to guide you through the career decision-making process
  • Assessments to help clarify your interests, strengths, workplace values, and career options
  • Resources:  Printed and online occupational resources that provides information, such as job descriptions, educational requirements, salaries, work environment, employment outlook and additional information
  • College admissions and transfer assistance


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


Take advantage of one-on-one career advising!  Stop by the Career Planning Office AS 117 or call 573-518-2193 to schedule an advising appointment.

For any career related questions contact:

Beth Mell, Career Advisor

 Office AS 117 or call (573) 518-2193



Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

                           8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the summer





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