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Connect with your future by attending career fairs, interviewing for positions, and negotiating job offers.


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, you’re 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)
  • 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, or other websites
  • Volunteer for a community service event

To get started on your networking, check out Spartan Links on LinkedIn. It’s a group that connects MSU students to alumni working in their area of interest. For more information, visit Career Services Network.

Career Fairs

There are many career fairs offered throughout the academic year and all are open to students in any major. Check the list and attend fairs that fit your personal interests. Don’t forget to prepare ahead of time with resources from the Lear Career Services Center and Career Services Network.


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 successful.

Negotiating Job Offers

If you are stuck in between offers and do not know how to continue, we can help! Join a Lear Center team member in offer exploration to help navigate your final offer decision for internship or full-time opportunities. Contact the Lear Center to set up an appointment.

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