Role of the parent
As a parent of a student at Michigan State University, it is important to help your child get prepared for college. This entails encouraging he or she to get involved in some of the opportunities available at MSU. It also includes preparing them for independence at a large University by giving them advice and not orders. Companies are looking for independent individuals, not individuals who can only operate with their parent's assistance. That being said, we suggest you try and guide your student through their collegiate career and allow them to adjust from sitting in the passenger seat, to being the pilot of their own life.
broad college Rankings
The Broad College of Business is one of the largest undergaduate business programs in the world with an enrollment of over 5,000 students. In the BusinessWeek 2013 survey of the best undergraduate business programs, recruiters/employers ranked the Broad undergraduate program 12th overall and 7th amoung public institutions. U.S. News & World Report 2011 rankings place the Broad College 16th among public institutions and 27th nationally, which places the college among the top undergraduate business programs in the United States accredited by AACSB International. Upon graduation, our students join the Broad Alumni network of close to 74,000 business and community leaders in all 50 states and 100 countries.
In addition to our U.S. News & World Report College ranking, some of the college's programs were also individually ranked, including Supply Chan/Logistics (1), Accounting (13), and International Business (14).
broad college majors
- General Management
- Hospitality Business
- Human Resource Management
- Supply Chain Management
For a description of the majors click here.
Broad College Reports
- Internships & Student Involvement (PDF)
An overview of Broad students' involvement in professional and educational experiences over the summer, including internship/co-op, study abroad and more.
- Destination Survey (PDF)
Provides a comprehensive summary of May 2012 graduates. The report includes a wide range of compiled employment and salary data including the geographic distribution of graduates, employment rates, and average starting salary and signing bonus by major.
- Broad College Demographics (PDF)
A quick glimpse at the demographics of the current Broad College population. Data is based on enrollment for Fall 2013.
Lear Center's mission
The Lear Corporation Career Services Center is dedicated to providing undergraduate students (all majors on campus) with highly individualized, progressive career planning and development strategies, while connecting them with employers and alumni for career opportunities in business.
- • Residential Business Program
- • Join a Student Organization
- • Service Learning (Volunteering)
- • Job Shadow
- • Attend Employer Events (posted on MySpartanCareer.com)
- • Internships
- • Part-time jobs
- • Tutoring
- • LinkedIn (Network with Alumni professionally)
- • Career Services Network Spring Break Corporate Tour
- • Career Services Network International Corporate Tour
- 1.Encourage your student to start networking early on at career fairs
- 2.Promote joining clubs/organizations as a way for your student to grow personally and professionally
- 3.Instill confidence in your student's ability to excel academically
- 2.Force your child into joining too many clubs/organizations, as overcommitting can get stressful and exhausting
- 3.Call a recruiter on your student's behalf
Getting involved in different programs and organizations is vital for your child’s growth. These various opportunities help build resumes and provide valuable life experiences that companies look for in their interviewing processes.
Here's a list of some options:
For other opportunities, click HERE.
An excellent site for students and employers alike, MySpartanCareer.com is a great tool that helps make it easy for employers to post opportunities, and for students to apply for various positions. These openings consist of internships, full time and part time jobs. Practice interview sign-ups are available on the website as well, providing students with valuable interview experience. In addition, company events and dates companies will be on campus are also posted on MySpartanCareer, providing great opportunities for students to get their name out there and start networking with employers early.
Parenting Do's & Don'ts
1.Go to a career fair or interview for your student
There's a fine line between supporting your child, and taking things too far. Check out this story, for example.
Lear center media
Check out the rest of the Lear Center website including the videos on our homepage or our youtube page. You'll find information regarding business attire, email etiquette, and recruiting insight, among many other business topics.