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
  • Honeywell
  • 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

Student Job Board:

MACC Canvas (Student Resources) only MACC students can access 

Module: Career & Placement Services 

Job Postings (listed by location)

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, and ideal degree program, and tips on creating a resume and having a successful interview.

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. 

Internship opportunities: Canvas-Student Resources- Apprenticeships & Internships

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 

Career Closet – Career Opportunities and Employer Relations | Missouri S&T

MACC CAREER CENTER, home of Career & Technical Education and Health Sciences Programs, can help you dress for seminars/conferences, awards presentation ceremonies, pinning ceremonies, membership recognition ceremonies, internship/apprenticeship, job shadowing, graduation, scrubs for clinical visits, etc.  Please get in touch with Sarah Hardison ( for more information.


  • 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.

Application is now online!

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

List of New Tradition Scholarships 

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship: Approximate value is $125/semester.  Must be a female student pursuing a degree in education.  

Carolee Hazlet Scholarship: Approximate value is $100/semester.  Must reside in Randolph and demonstrate high financial need. 

Darrell Stuart Memorial Scholarship:  Approximate value is $300/semester.  Preference is given to students seeking an AAS degree in Business Administration or an AA degree with an emphasis in Business. 

MAFCE Family & Community Education- Randolph County Chapter Scholarship:  Approximate value is $1,000/semester.  Must be a resident of Randolph County and have a strong GPA; preference is given to students majoring in education. 

Grimshaw & Associates Certified Public Accountants Scholarship: 
The approximate value is $100; awarded during the Spring semester only. Preference is given to students seeking a degree or certificate with an accounting emphasis.  

The Nita Enochs Memorial Scholarship: Approximate value is $250/semester.  Must be a female student attending the Moberly campus.

PEO-KJ Chapter Scholarship: Approximate value is $125/semester.  Must be a female student who demonstrates low income. 

Ruth Lawrence Memorial Scholarship:  Approximate value is $250/semester.  Must be a female student.  

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Moberly Post 2654 Scholarship: Approximate value is $125/semester. Must reside in Randolph County.  Preference given to veterans, or students related to a veteran. 

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

MACC’s Career and Technical Education Programs and Certificates may be eligible for funding through the Missouri Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant.

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 25 years old, or 
  • Have not attended high school or a postsecondary school in the last two years
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a Missouri resident (an active duty member of the U.S. military transferred to Missouri, or the spouse of an activity duty military member) A student who is a Missouri resident, must have been a Missouri resident for at least two years prior to receiving the grant.
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Have a federal adjusted gross income as documented on your Missouri 1040 tax form (or federal 1040 form if you’re active duty military) of either: $80,000 or less if your tax filing status is married filing jointly, or $40,000 or less for any other tax filing status.
  • Enroll in an eligible program at least half-time: Approved programs for MACC
  • Have not yet received a bachelor’s degree.


The application is available electronically through the State Financial Aid Portal. The 2023-2024 application will be available in early Fall.

You must create an account in MDHEWD’s Student Portal to access the application. 

To Apply:

  • Log in to the State Financial Aid Portal
  • Select the Estimate Eligibility link in the menu at the top of the page.
  • Select the appropriate academic year from the “Select an academic year” dropdown menu.
  • Click the link in the Fast Track Workforce Incentive grant row of the table.
  •  Upload a copy of your Missouri 1040 tax form to complete your application. Summer and fall coursework will be covered but awards will be made retroactively.


The Fast Track grant is designed to ensure, when combined with other state and federal financial aid, that tuition and fees are fully covered.

Awards will be for any remaining costs not covered by other state and federal student aid programs.

For students, if other aid covers the full tuition and fee costs, the award will be up to $500 to cover other costs such as books and supplies, room and board, or transportation.

Additional responsibilities:

Recipients are required to report their employment and residency to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development for three years. 


For more information about Fast Track, including eligibility requirements and application process, click here, or contact Levi Moore at 660.263.4100 x12111 or

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

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager