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CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

Fall 2024 Career Event Line-Up

Partners Showcase Career Exchange - Thursday, Sept. 5th | 4-7pm | at Munn Ice Arena

Gain early access to some of our top employers! At this event you can chat with reps from our partner companies to learn about co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities!

Register and see the complete list of companies attending 

 

Industry Days - Monday, Sept. 16th-Thursday, Sept. 19th | 1-4pm | Under tents in the Wilson Courtyard

Network and connect with reps about intern, co-op and full time roles while interacting with demonstrations showcasing the future of industry and tech.

Monday, Sep 16th | Biomed, CPG & Advanced Manufacturing Day

Tuesday, Sep 17th | Civil, Energy & Environmental Day

Wednesday, Sep 18th | Aerospace, Automotive, EV & Mobility Day

Thursday, Sep 19th | Computing, Electronics, Technology & Semiconductor Day

Register and see the complete list of companies attending 

 

Tech Connect - Big 10 Women in Computing Exchange (Virtual) - Tuesday, Oct 1, 2pm-7pm EST | Virtual in Handshake

This event is hosted and coordinated in partnership between Women in Computing groups and Computer Science inclusion programs across Big 10 universities to connect students engaged in these organizations with employers nationally.

Register and see the complete list of companies attending 

 

MSU Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Thursday October 10th, 3-9pm, Breslin Center

This all majors career fair aims to highlight top employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Students can make connections with recruiters that are actively seeking diverse talent for co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities.

Register and see the complete list of companies attending 

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Our office recently took over the old Sparty's located in the Engineering Building (across from 1340)! In addition to our main office (located at C108 Wilson Hall) students can stop by the Career Cafe to advance their job search and make career connections!

Got a quick career question? Need to jump start your job search? Evaluate a job offer? Drop by the Career Cafe (EB lobby) Tuesday - Thursday noon-2pm.​ No appointment needed!

Upcoming Events @ the Cafe

Check back later for an updated calendar...

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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 a great platform to uncover potential Spartan friendly opportunities, to search for jobs, and make connections with people who work in jobs and at companies of interest. 

 

Check out our tips for optimizing LinkedIn.

1. Build your LinkedIn profile. A complete profile makes it easier for recruiters to find you. 

2. Build your Job Search Alerts and Job Preferences to receive relevant job postings via email and make it easier for recruiters to find you. 


3. Network like a champion! Read Chapter 8 in WHO Logic to learn how to build a networking and communication plan. You can do this!

Check out our Michigan State University Engineering Connection LinkedIn Group!

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 2024 Co-Op/Intern resume book.

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 Handshake) LinkedInindeed.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

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