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.
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.
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.
Practice Interviews with real employers are offered during the academic year. Search "practice interview" under the Jobs tab in MySpartanCareer.com.
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.
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”
- - 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.
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.
- Mondays & Wednesdasy: 9:00am-12:00pm
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Fridays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Located in the Lear Career Center - Room 21 Eppley
Pleaese contact the Lear Center if none of the available times work with your schedule firstname.lastname@example.org or 517.432.0830
Mondays 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:15pm
January 13th - April 20th
Lear Career Center
Room 21 Eppley Center
The Summer Job & Internship Fair
WHERE: 4th Floor, Spartan Stadium WHEN: 2-6
For a complete list of career fairs click here.
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 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. Date is based on enrollment for Fall 2013.
Broad College policies
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:
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.