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Career Fairs


Freshman Extravaganza - First Year Networking Event

Come to the courtyard between Case & Wonders (under tent) to network with our recruiter partner companies. This is a casual, drop-by event- you do not need to stay the entire time. No need to dress up and no resumes needed. FREE FOOD!

Wednesday, Sep 6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Case/Wonders Courtyard

Register and check out who's attending in Handshake 

College of Engineering Partners Showcase

This is the signature event for engineering students and employers to kick off the fall recruiting season at Michigan State University! The College of Engineering will welcome 15+ employer partners who are looking to engage with first-year through senior-level talent seeking co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities as well as those curious and looking to learn more about these companies / industries.

Thursday, September 7th, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Munn Ice Arena

Register and check out who's attending in Handshake

Industry Days (under tents in Wilson/Case courtyard)

Industry days is a series of days organized by industry sectors to provide students the chance to network with company reps in an informal setting and participate in interactive demonstrations all while experiencing the future of industry and technology.

  • Monday, Sep 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Aerospace, Automotive, EV & Mobility Day

  • Tuesday, Sep 12, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Civil, Energy & Environmental Day

  • Wednesday, Sep 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Manufacturing Day 

  • Thursday, Sep 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Computing, Electronics, Technology & Semiconductor Day 

Register and check out who's attending in Handshake

Tech Connect - Big 10 Women in Computing Exchange (VIRTUAL)

This event is hosted and coordinated in partnership between Women in Computing groups and Computer Science inclusion programs across nine Big 10 universities to connect students engaged in these organizations with employers nationally. While the Grace Hopper Conference is a large-scale event that serves as a platform to connect and engage with employers on career opportunities, this serves as a smaller-scale path to effectively connect with fellow Big 10 students to top employers, university recruiters, and program managers.

Monday, Sep 25, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Virtual in Handshake 

Registration Opens Sept. 18th

Engineering Co-op & Intern Exchange

The Engineering Co-Op & Intern Exchange is an engagement fair that encourages networking between students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op and internship opportunities.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Munn Ice Arena 
Register and check out who's attending in Handshake

Engineering Virtual Exchange

The purpose of this event is to provide a virtual option to connect with recruiters and alum for both interns/co-ops as well as full-time positions.

Tuesday, October 10th 3-7pm EST via Handshake Virtual platform

Registration Opens Oct. 3rd


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!


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!




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 Fall 2023 Co-Op/Intern resume book and the 2023 Graduate resume book.


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. 


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.


Here are a few of our favorite job boards (besides


If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a job or internship posting, please contact 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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