CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
Get Connected, Spartan Engineers! The Center hosts recruiting events where you can connect with employers in the Fall and Spring semester.
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.
Computing / IT / Data Science / Technology
Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 1-4pm @ Munn Ice Arena
Thursday, Feb. 23rd 1-4pm @ Munn Ice Arena
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!
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, 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.
January 24th / 2 -7p
Connect with students from Big 10 schools at one event!
March 21st / 2 - 7p
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.
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 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.
Instructions for creating your Job Search Alerts and Preferences
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!
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
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.