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Spring 2024 Career Events

Big 10 Engineering - Diversity & Inclusion Career Event (Virtual)

This event is for organizations interested in strengthening corporate diversity. Companies will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with members of our diverse student community across the Big10!
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm via Handshake Virtual platform

Register in Handshake - Registration opens Jan. 16th

Engineering Expo 2024 - 2 Day Event!

Wednesday, Feb 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Companies with majority of operations in-state (Michigan)

Thursday, Feb 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Companies with majority of operations out-of-state

The purpose of this event is to provide a venue for students to explore paths where their major may lead them from introductory exploratory discussions to internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities!

Registrer in Handshake - Registration opens Jan. 16th

Engineered in the Mitten (Virtual)

Thursday, Mar 28, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm via Handshake Virtual platform

This event will highlight opportunities across the state to the engineering students attending Universities throughout the state. Students will be seeking a range of summer and fall internship / co-op experiences, as well as full-time opportunities following graduation across the State of Michigan. NOTE: ONLY Companies located in the State of Michigan and/or that have opportunities for in-state employment will be allowed to register.

Registration in Handshake - Registration will open March 14th


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 Spring 2024 Co-Op/Intern 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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