CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

All spring 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. 

Check out tips for getting started on Handshake.

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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.

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

Partners Showcase

Aug. 25th | 1-6pm 

Mechanical Engineering Fair

Sept. 14th | 3-6pm 

Applied Engineering Sciences Fair

Sept. 16th | 3-6pm

Electrical + Computer Engineers Fair

Sept. 21st | 3-6pm 

 

Computer Science + Computational Data Fair

Septembers 23rd | 3-6pm 

Civil + Environmental Engineering Fair

Sept. 28th | 3-6pm

Chemical + Material Sciences Fair

Sept. 30th | 3-6pm

HOW 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.

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 NEW Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Co-Op/Intern resume books + our NEW senior resume book.

PREPARE FOR VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS

The vast majority of organizations have moved to virtual operations.  This means that you will most likely be participating in video or phone interviews. Though it can be a bit challenging to make a connection with a recruiter using these virtual options, it is possible! Check out these resources to get started: Virtual Interview WebinarWHO Interview MethodCommon Interview Questions

PREPARE FOR VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS

We've got webinars that covers all things virtual career fairs! Plus make sure to check out Handshake's virtual launch kitVideo Requirements and Troubleshooting for Students

NEGOTIATIONS AND ACCEPTING OFFERS

Check out these tips and articles to negotiate your offer and help make that tough decision easier | Average Salary Data by MajorDos & Don'ts of Salary NegotiationHow to Evaluate a Job OfferTake the Sure Thing or Wait for Something Better?

INTERNSHIP / CO-OP FOR CREDIT

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