Lessons from International Students: What I Learned About Job Searching in the U.S.

As an international student, you are in the U.S. on a student visa. While your student visa allows you to work in the U.S. (using CPT and OPT), there are many factors that make obtaining this work challenging.

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By Allison Fox
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Top Tips for International Student Career Success – from International Students!

If you are hoping to find work in the U.S. after graduating from MSU, read on for advice from our international students who were successful in finding U.S. jobs.

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Should I go to Graduate School?

Question: I’m getting ready to graduate and don’t know whether or not I should apply for a graduate program. How do you know if graduate school is right for you?

There are a variety of reasons why students choose to …

By Kayla Wikaryasz
Kayla Wikaryasz Senior, Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
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Ask an Expert: Illustrating Skills in Technology

Question: In a recent job interview I was asked to provide some examples of my experience using technology. I wasn’t sure what the employer was hoping to hear— is there a good way of responding to a question like this?

By Karissa Chabot-Purchase
Karissa Chabot-Purchase Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: How to Build and Talk about Teamwork Skills

Question: How can I build my teamwork skills while in college?

Experience engaging in teamwork is a skill sought out by most employers, and a competency that college students are especially primed to develop.

Teamwork is the ability to build …

By Allison Fox
Allison Fox Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: Cover Letters 101

Question: I’m applying to a role that asks for both a resume and a cover letter. What’s a cover letter? Does it really matter? How do I write an effective cover letter?

A cover letter is definitely one of the …

By Bill Morgan
Bill Morgan Experiential Learning & On-Campus Internship Coordinator, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: Alternatives to Summer Internships

Q: I wasn’t able to land an internship this summer. What are my options to still gain some experience and build my skills?

Summer is a great time to engage in some resume building activities! Here are some ideas to …

By Rachel Mangiavellano
Rachel Mangiavellano Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: Careers Working with Animals

Q: I’d like to pursue a career working with animals. Is becoming a veterinarian my only option?

It’s not! MSU alumni work with animals every day without degrees in Veterinary Medicine. You might consider some of the below opportunities as …

By Jill Cords
Jill Cords Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: How to Write a Creative Resume

Q: I’m planning to work in a creative field and want my resume to stand out without being “over the top.” How should I approach designing it?  

If you’re planning to pursue a major or field of study in a …

By Victoria Morris
Victoria Morris Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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Ask an Expert: How to Conduct an Informational Interview

I’ve been told that a good way to learn about different roles/industries is to conduct informational interviews with alumni in those spaces.  What’s the best way to approach conducting an informational interview?

Consider approaching an informational interview like an informal …

By Karissa Chabot-Purchase
Karissa Chabot-Purchase Assistant Director, Career Services Network
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