Your Journey to Career Success: Sense of Belonging

People are intrinsically social and have a strong need to feel included in groups. This sense of connection and affiliation with others is often called a sense of belonging. Students who have a sense of belonging feel more connected to …

By Thuy-Tram Butler
Thuy-Tram Butler Career Consultant, College of Social Science
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Ask an Expert: Highlighting Arts Experiences and Skills on Your Resume

Question: How should I highlight my arts experience on my resume and in an interview?

Many of us get involved in the arts to provide a creative outlet, have fun with friends, or help our mental health. And anyone who …

By Christine Bastian
Christine Bastian Director of Career Education, College of Music
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Starting a New Job

Between meeting colleagues, mastering skills, and tackling new responsibilities, the first three months at a new job can feel invigorating. But, of course, it may take some time to build up the confidence to accomplish everything you want to do …

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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
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.

View the full article on the OISS site.

By Allison Fox
Allison Fox
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What Does Business Casual Really Mean in 2023?

“Business casual” is a straightforward dress code in that the name translates precisely to what it means: a mix of formal and casual clothing. Yet it can be hard to know what’s too formal for this dress code and, conversely, …

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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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