Career & Academic Planning

Welcome Students!

There are a wide range of services available to you that will ultimately help you find success beyond Moberly Area Community College. Check out all that we offer and come see us today in the Career Center located on the Moberly campus!

MACC would love to help you connect future and current student experiences with career opportunities. The Director of Career and Academic Planning works side by side with faculty members, academic advisors, student affairs staff, workforce development staff, and others throughout the campus community to promote career readiness. The career readiness of students and strong recruiting interest from industry is why a high percentage of our CTE graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate education within six months of graduation. The annual post-graduation reports by the CTE Data & Student Success Department provide evidence that the MACC family is preparing students to be valuable employees.

Business (Business Administration-Accounting, Management or Marketing, and Business Office Administration )

  • ICAN
  • Comcast
  • Fastenal
  • MBS Textbook Exchange
  • Shelter Insurance
  • Veterans United Home Loans

Early Childhood Education

  • Central Missouri Community Action
  • Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center
  • YMCA Child Development Center

Information Technology (Programming, Networking, and Cybersecurity)

  • IBM
  • Columbia College
  • Compass Health
  • University of Missouri

Manufacturing (Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Mechatronics)

  • 3M
  • Dana Inc
  • ESSIG Research
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Fluid Power Support
  • Gates Rubber Company
  • Hubbell
  • Pepsico/ Quaker
  • Vulcan Drying Systems
  • Watlow
  • Wiese USA

Nursing (Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse)

  • Boone Hospital Center Corizon Health
  • COMO Cubs Pediatrics
  • Fulton State Hospital
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Veteran’s Home
  • MU Health Care
  • Northeast Regional Medical Center
  • Phoenix Home Care
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • SSM Hospital
  • Truman VA Hospital

Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Capital Regional Medical Center
  • MU Health Care
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • SSM Audrain

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Columbia Manor
  • Fulton State Hospital
  • Heritage Hall
  • Innovate Rehab & Wellness
  • Oak Tree Villas
  • TMC Physical Performance Systems

Veterinary Technologies

  • University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

There are many job-related websites available, including Indeed, LinkedIn, Zip Recruiter, and many others. Researching information about labor market trends, job descriptions, wage and salary information, career ladder, and advice on interviewing, creating a resume, and other job-seeking skills has never been easier. Below you will find resources to help you find your career path, ideal degree program, and tips on creating a resume, and having a successful interview.

Area Job Postings:

MACC Canvas (Student Resources) only MACC students can access 

Career Centers:

Missouri Career Centers – Division of Workforce Development
Columbia: 573-884-9024
Kirksville: 660-785-2400
Hannibal: 573-248-2526


Career Assessments and Exploration:


What major is required for my career….



Job search skills are important. To organize your job search you must be able to develop a resume, complete applications, interview successfully, develop a portfolio, research employers, and network. MACC offers a one-credit course, SKL250, Employment Seminar, for students who would like to refine their job-seeking skills and learn the most effective and efficient methods to obtain employment. MACC also offers internship opportunities in partnership with area businesses. 

Is an internship right for you? 

An internship is a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, and practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. 


Off-Campus Career Counseling Schedule

FREE services include vocational assessment, academic support, and applications for grants and scholarships through the New Traditions program.

Individualized career counseling, by appointment

For questions please contact:

Sarah Hardison, Director of CTE Outreach
Career Center, MACC-Moberly Campus, Room C25
(660) 263-4100 Ext 11232

Keys to a Successful Resume

There are many important aspects to a resume. Everyone has a different way of putting one together and, in most cases, there is no “right” or “wrong” way. However, there are some common characteristics that appear to be most successful in getting people job interviews and jobs.
The strongest, most important, and most effective difference in a resume that works, is how you describe your skills, abilities, and responsibilities from previous employment.

For a successful Resume:

Lead with your skills and strengths:

Focus on your strengths and not your liabilities.  If you don’t have a lot of professional experience, start with your best-selling points: your education qualifications and the skills that could transfer to a professional environment.

Customize your resume for each job:

One size does not fit all. Your resume needs to target the employer you are sending it to and emphasize the parts of your background that most fit the rule.

Keep it brief:

One to two pages. Keep it concise by using bullet statements rather than complete sentences.

Read and re-read:

Be sure there are no typos or mistakes. Grammarly is a useful tool-


Do Not:

Use abbreviations:

With very few exceptions, this includes acronyms. Letters that stand for a business or organization are generally not appropriate. Don’t assume that everyone knows what you are talking about or that it means the same thing across the board.

Use multiple fonts:

Using “crazy” fonts, unusual colors or super fancy paper might get your resume some attention-but probably not the kind you want.

Send a laundry list:

Your resume is a sales tool, not a laundry list. Don’t include every class you have ever taken or every summer job you’ve had, unless they are relevant.

Sell yourself short:

This is your time to highlight your skills and what makes you a desirable, and valuable employee

Forget about formatting:

A messy, thrown-together resume looks sloppy and ill-prepared. This is the time to share a snapshot of you and what your skills and talents are.

There are multiple resume-building websites to help you prepare your resume step-by-step.

Microsoft Office 365-templates

Resume Builder

My Perfect Resume 

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Do you have an upcoming job interview or special event and need professional attire? The MACC Career Closet is a free service offered to all MACC students and residents of any MACC location. The clothing has been donated by community businesses and individuals in the MACC service region. Students who do not attend the Moberly campus can request an appointment and clothing in their size range that will be delivered to their MACC location for fitting. Just fill out the Personal Stylist form to get started.

If you have professional attire you would like to donate, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Hardison @ 660.263.4100 x11232 or


  • Follow directions: Read all of the information and any additional directions on the job application carefully.  Also, take note of when the application closes, and make sure to submit yours on time.

  • Provide accurate and honest information: Make sure that all of the information in your application, including your resume and cover letter, is accurate and a true portrayal of your experience and qualifications. 

  • Do your research on the company and position: Take the time to get to know the company you would like to work for and fully understand the job description. 

  • Proofread your application: Review and edit all of your application materials to make sure there are no grammatical mistakes or formatting errors in your documents. 

  • Ask questions: When you are unsure about a portion of the job application, try to find an answer to your question by reviewing the directions. If you still have any concerns, reach out to the employer via email.

New Traditions is a statewide network of resource centers and resource personnel. The goal of New Traditions is to help members of special populations enroll, enter, and complete career and technical programs. New Traditions is designed to assist people who are facing economic changes and need skills training. Its major purpose is to assist in planning careers that offer more job security, higher pay, and employment success.

Who is considered a member of the special population group?

  • Individuals who are seeking employment in an occupation traditionally dominated by the opposite gender.
  • Individuals who are unmarried or legally separated from their spouse and are pregnant or have a minor child(ren) for which the parent has either sole or joint custody.
  •  Individuals who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a disabled spouse, and must prepare for paid employment.
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families
  •  Female students who are seeking vocational skills to enable them to support themselves and their families.
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals who have limited English proficiency

Please refer to MACC Financial Aid to learn more about the scholarships and requirements available for students.

Use the link to access the scholarship applications, including New Traditions:

For assistance, please contact:
Sarah Hardison
New Traditions
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-4100 extension 11232

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), through the Division of Career Education, requires community colleges to collect placement data on alumni in career and technical majors 180 days after graduation. Data collected on graduates indicates employment status in a related or non-related area, whether students are continuing education in a related or non-related area,  whether students are in the military in a related or non-related area, and whether students are not employed and if so, the various reasons for not being employed.

180 Day Follow Up Form

Below is the most up-to-date Graduate Placement Rates Report

Graduate Placement Rates Summer 2021-Spring 2022

Graduate Placement Rates Summer 2020-Spring 2021