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CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

Get Connected, Spartan Engineers! The Center hosts recruiting events where you can connect with employers in the Fall and Spring semester.

Career Fairs

SPRING IN-PERSON RECRUITING EVENTS

MAKE SURE TO REGISTER FOR ANY EVENT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TO HAVE YOU RESUME SHARED WITH ALL EMPLOYERS ATTENDING. RESUMES MUST BE PUBLIC IN ORDER TO BE SHARED.

ENGINEERING EXPO (IN-PERSON) 
 

Looking for a job or internship? Want to learn more about a certain company or industry? Engineering Expo is an engagement event that encourages networking between students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op, intern, and full-time opportunities.

This is a two day event, different employers will be in attendance each day.

Event Details:
Computing / IT / Data Science / Technology

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 1-4pm @ Munn Ice Arena


Automotive/EV/Energy/Mobility/Manufacturing

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 1-4pm @ Munn Ice Arena

 

Event format:
Open Networking 1:00-4:00pm - During this time you can stop by any employers booth to network, learn more about the company and inquire about open opportunities.

Scheduled 1:1 Meetings 5:00-8:00pm - During this time you will be able to schedule meetings with representatives

INDUSTRY POP UP EVENTS (IN-PERSON)


These events are designed to highlight various industries to students seeking internships & co-ops. What is a pop up? A more casual/small scale career event used to help gain brand awareness and connect with potential candidates. 

Each interaction with a company enters you in a raffle to win various gift cards! 

Event Format:
1-4pm - Employers will be set up in the lobby of Wilson hall to network with students.
3-6pm - Employers can reserve a private interview space to interview candidates identified at the event or before hand

 

All events will take place 1-4pm in Wilson Hall Lounges

Monday, Jan 23rd -  Food, Beverage & CPG
Monday, Feb 6th- Aerospace & Defense

Monday, Feb 13th - Pharma & Medical Devices

Monday, Feb 20th - Civil Employer Partners

Monday, Feb 27th - Civil & Environmental

SPRING VIRTUAL RECRUITING EVENTS

VIRTUAL CAEER EVENTS
Our virtual multi-school events have proven to be very successful. Register for the below events for a chance to network with employersconnected with Big 10 universities.

Big 10 Engineering - Diversity & Inclusion Career Event

January 24th / 2 -7p

 

Engineered across the Big 10

Connect with students from Big 10 schools at one event!

March 21st / 2 - 7p  

 

Engineered in the Mitten 

Connect with students from schools across Michigan!

March 30th / 1 - 6p 

HOW DO VIRTUAL FAIRS WORK?​

Simply sign up for 1:1 and/or group sessions with the employers you'd like to meet with. That's right you can schedule meetings with reps and RSVP to attend group sessions BEFORE the event! 1:1 sessions give you the opportunity to meet individually with representatives. Group sessions with employers give you the opportunity to learn more about their organization and opportunities in a group setting. On the day of the fair, 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 the Handshake guide to learn about finding companies, signing up and system requirements.

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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!

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LinkedIn

Aside from career events, we recommend two primary platforms for connecting with employers, Handshake and LinkedIn. Just like you need to know the fundamental theorems of calculus, you need to know how to optimize these critical networking and job search systems. This is the spot to learn how to get the most out of Handshake and LinkedIn.

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 Fall 2022 Co-Op/Intern resume book and the 2022 Graduate 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 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

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