MySpartancareer.com

Did you know that MSU has approximately 17,000 student employees? Departments frequently hire students for positions around campus. MySpartanCareer is the Career Services web-based system that allows you to access job postings, career events, workshops, and more. Whether you are looking for a job or internship that is part or full-time, on or off-campus, in or out of state, paid or unpaid, MySpartanCareer has it all. The system is free to use for current student and alumni (up to 2 years out). See more information on our MySpartanCareer page.

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The Lear Center provides hands-on guidance to help you decide what you want to do and how your education and experiences will get you there. Here are some steps to get you started, but remember: Your major is just one of the factors that shapes your future career—your interests, skills, values, and personality all play a vital part.

  • Interest Fields
  • What can I do with a major in...
  • SpartanLINKS (Career Exposure series)
  • Student Organizations
  • Volunteering
  • Part Time Work
  • Undergrad Research
  • Travel
  • Career Services Network International Corporate Tour
  • Informational Interview/Job Shadow
  • Grad School
  • Specializations

     

    Prepare

    RESUME HELP

    Quality resume writing workshops, quick resume critiques, and walk-in advising are offered during the academic year to help you create a stand-out resume. Look for workshops and quick resume critiques on MySpartanCareer.com under Events>Workshops.

    INTERVIEW HELP

    Practice Interviews with real employers are offered during the academic year. Search "practice interview" under the Jobs tab in MySpartanCareer.com.

    JOB SEARCH STRATEGY

    Meet with one of our career advisors to develope a strategy for your inten/full-time job search. Contact the Lear Center for advising times.

     

    Networking

    The Department of Labor estimates that up to 80% of positions are filled without an employer advertising! If you are relying on job postings as your primary job search strategy, your only seeing approximately 20% of what is out there.

    Networking takes place whenever you:

    • - Meet with faculty or staff —especially a Career Advisor
    • - Attend an employer info session or career event (visit “Events”
      in MySpartanCareer.com)
    • - Meet guest speakers or engage with your peers in class or through a student organization
    • - Talk with family, friends, and other acquaintances about their work
    • - Post messages on Facebook, LinkedIn, chat rooms, or other websites
    • - Volunteer for a community service event


    • Check out Spartan LINKS on LinkedIN. Its a group that connects MSU students to alumni working in their area of interest. More information is available here.

       

    Interviewing

    Great, you’ve got an interview! Now what? First, make sure that you prepare appropriately. Afterward, take the next steps to make yourself stand apart from the other candidates. Take a look at the resources below to make your interviewing experience a successful.

  • Interview Basics
  • Communication Essentials
  • Negotiating Offers
  • Career ADVISINg

      Located in the Lear Career Center - Room 21 Eppley

    • Please contact the Lear Center to schedule an advising appointment lear@broad.msu.edu or 517.432.0830

    Summer Hours: 8am-4pm

    Workshops

    Please check back in August for our updated workshop dates.

     

    2014 Career Fairs

    Accounting & Information Systems Career Exchange
    WHERE: 4th Floor, Spartan Stadium WHEN: 4-7pm

    Career Gallery - The Business Exchange
    WHERE: Breslin Center WHEN: 2-6pm

    For a complete list of career fairs click here.

     

    Career Passport

    MSU Career Services Network's informational career guide for students. The booklet has information to help you create a resume, develope a job search strategy, prep for interviews, and much more!

     

    Broad College Reports

    Internships & Student Envolvement (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 2013 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. Date is based on enrollment for Fall 2013.

     

    Broad College policies

  • Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy
  • Sample Apology Letter for Interview No-show or Late Cancellation
  • Falsification of Information Policy
  • Reneging Policy
  • Honor Code


    International students

    To help meet the particular needs of international students, MSU's Career Services Network has partnered with MSU's Office for International Students and Scholars to provide centralized online resources. Check out the links below to access information specifically for international students' job search:

    Online Resources for International Students
    Job Search Strategies for International Students

    For more information on services and resources available to international students at MSU, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars, 103 International Center, 517.353.1720, oiss.msu.edu.