CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
All fall 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.
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!
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 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.
HOW DO 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.
HOW CAN I PREPARE?
Research the companies. Know what kinds of opportunities they offer, recent news related to them, and review their website. Prepare questions for the company, and review your qualifications so that you are prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you'd perform in the job.
ATTEND A VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES
FRAUDULENT JOB POSTINGS
If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a job or internship posting, please contact email@example.com. 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.