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RECRUIT SPARTAN ENGINEERS

Contact our office at careers@egr.msu.edu to discuss your recruiting strategy!

Join our MSU Engineering Employer Recruiting Network Group on LinkedIn!

SPRING IN-PERSON RECRUITING EVENTS

ENGINEERING EXPO (IN-PERSON) 

Engineering Expo 2023 will be a 2 day event, please only register for the day that best fit your organizations industry. Reminder, 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!   
 

We are also trying a NEW format that will allow employers to host 1:1 scheduled meetings in addition to the traditional open networking format. Details below!

Computing / IT / Data Science / Technology Registration

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 1-5pm @ Munn Ice Arena
 

Automotive / Mobility / Manufacturing Registration

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 1-5pm @ Munn Ice Arena

EVENT FEES: $400 (Registration Includes: 1 - 6' Table and access to our College of Engineering resume books)

FORMAT
Open Networking 1:00-4:00pm - During this time any student can stop by your booth to chat about opportunities.

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

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.  All participating companies will also receive a resume book of all the students that registered for the event. Employers can select virtual or in-person format.

IN-PERSON FORMAT
1-4pm - Employers will be set up in the lobby of Wilson hall (our engineering residential dorm) to network with students.
3-6pm - Employers can reserve a private interview space to interview candidates identified at the event or before hand

 

VITUAL FORMAT
For the virtual pop-up, our office will display a stand with QR codes that allow students to learn about your organization (think Alum testimonial) and then provide you with their resume. You will also receive a resume book of all the students that checked in for the event.

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

Monday, Jan 23rd -  Food, Beverage & CPG Registration 

Monday, Feb 6th- Aerospace & Defense Registration

Monday, Feb 13th - Pharma & Medical Devices Registration

Monday, Feb 27th - Civil & Environmental Registration

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 connect with students at multiple universities during one event!

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?

Handshake virtual career fair tool allows you to schedule 1:1 meetings and host group sessions with students using both chat and video. We recommend using the Group Sessions as general information sessions and the 1:1s as the traditional in-person career fair meeting (elevator pitch scenario). The 1:1s are NOT designed to be interviews and students will not be prepared for interviews.

Here are some resources to help:

Webinar Recording: Virtual Fair Training for Employers
Help Article: Creating a Schedule for Virtual Fairs
Help Article: Hosting Virtual Fair Sessions
Help Article: Video Requirements and Troubleshooting for Employers

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Our online recruiting system, Handshake, connects employers with MSU students. As an employer, you can post opportunities, promote events and register for career fairs. The system is free to use for employers and students, and requires only a one-time registration. 

 

Create an account and post a job today!

Make sure you're familiar with our majors before you post!

PROACTIVELY FIND CANDIDATES

In addition to job postings your can search our student database and send targeted messages to students.

Handshake's Candidate Hub helps recruiters discover which students would be good candidates for their open positions and reach out with thoughtful messaging. 

 

Promote virtual events - Request new virtual event in Handshake and include the links to video conferencing in the URL field. 

Sign up to host Virtual Info Chats in Handshake. This new feature allows you to send a custom invite link to students prompting them to schedule a 15 min meeting with you. You can find instructions here. 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

GAIN VISIBILTY

One of the best ways to gain visibility is through student organizations. We encourage you to contact student organizations to discuss possible involvement opportunities. The Center also offers multiple programs that can help you grow your brand on campus.  Email us at careers@egr.msu.edu to discuss increasing student engagement.

PLACEMENT DATA & REPORTS

Looking for guidance on pay? Want to know where our Spartan Engineering graduates go? Or wish to grab the latest enrollment data on the College of Engineering? Check out our Placement Data and Reports page.

PARTNERSHIP / SPONSORSHIP

The Center offers Partnership/Sponsorship and Special Engagement options for employers who are interested. Contact us directly at careers@egr.msu.edu for more details. 

INTERNSHIP FOR CREDIT

The College of Engineering offers a one credit course for students during their intern or co-op experience called EGR X (formerly EGR 393). The co-op semesters enable students to thoughtfully work out a “working lifestyle” that can include continued learning, sensitivity to professionalism and professional ethics, and a habit of thoughtfully assessing current events. You can direct students HERE for more information. 

ON CAMPUS EMPLOYER

Many students pursue internships on campus, allowing them to gain valuable professional experience through MSU’s diverse departments. MSU Departments are encouraged to post their open positions on Handshake. Sign up for an employer account and start posting today! 

CONNECT WITH THE UNIVERSITY

Connect with College of Engineering departments. Want majors outside of engineering? Connect with our Career Services partners across campus.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Most international students are eligible to participate in registered cooperative education and internship opportunities with the approval of the College of Engineering and the Office of International Student Services. Experiences may be found in the United States or the student's home country. Employers who are interested in exploring hiring a diverse pool of candidates and who will consider co-op or intern experiences for international students should contact The Center (careers@egr.msu.edu) to learn more. There is no need for visa sponsorship to employ an international student as a co-op or intern.

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