CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

All fall 2021 recruiting will take place virtually.

Keep scrolling for details on events and new resources! 

Our online recruiting system, Handshake, connects employers with MSU students. Students can research companies, apply for jobs, register for events and send peers questions. 

Use the Handshake Guide to get started in the system!

Plus check out our 5 tips for making the most of Handshake!

1. Upload your updated resume This will help you complete your profile + you'll need it to start applying to jobs!

2. Complete your Career Interests. This helps ensure you will see the most relevant jobs and events in the system.

3. Update your privacy preferences to make sure employers can message you and make sure your resume is public.

4. Follow employers and jobs your are interested in. This way you'll get notified of new jobs, application deadlines and event registrations for your top employers.

5. Create Saved Searches to have new jobs emailed to you weekly!

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LinkedIn is another great forum to uncover potential Spartan friendly opportunities! Before you connect on the site, make sure that you have a complete profile and foundation of connections with fellow Spartan students / engineers, faculty and staff, etc. Faculty and engineering staff are connected with thousands and thousands of alums from the program, so connect to maximize your 1st and 2nd Degree networks.

Check out our Michigan State University Engineering Connection LinkedIn Group!

 
 

All Career Fairs will take place virtually in Handshake. Check out Handshakes Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair to help you prepare!

HOW DO VIRTUAL FAIRS WORK?

Sign up for 1:1 and group sessions with the employers you'd like to meet with. On the day of the fair, simply log into Handshake, navigate to the fair page, and click on the My Sessions tab to start your meetings. Make sure you are using Google Chrome. Check out Handshakes Guide to learn about finding companies, signing up and system requirements.

HOW CAN I PREPARE?

Research the companies. Know what kinds of opportunities they offer, recent news related to them, and review their website. Prepare questions for the company, and review your qualifications so that you are prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you'd perform in the job.

 

Watch our webinars on Preparing for Virtual Fairs and Using Handshake for Virtual Fairs.

ATTEND A VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

RESUME BOOKS

We frequently distribute resume books to employers that reach out to us.  Maximize your odds of finding a co-op by dropping your (updated) resume! Check out the Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Co-Op/Intern resume books.

GET CREDIT FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP

Did you know you can get credit for your internship or co-op? Once you have secured employment head over to this page to learn more. 

ON-CAMPUS JOBS

MSU hires more than 17,000 students per year! Check out this list of current on-campus jobs posted in Handshake. Some departments might post on their own site, for those check out MSU department resources. Interested in Undergraduate Research? Review opportunities here.

OTHER JOB BOARDS

Here are a few of our favorite job boards (besides Handshakeindeed.commitalent.org aftercollege.comcareers.esd.org engineerjobs.comhellowestmichigan.com

FRAUDULENT JOB POSTINGS

If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a job or internship posting, please contact careers@egr.msu.edu. No legitimate employer will send payment in advance and ask the employee to send a portion of it back. DO NOT provide any personal information especially social security numbers or financial information! Find more tips on avoiding scams here