Spartan Showcase: Marketing Operations Internship

SpartanShowcase, Maddy Eischer

In the midst of the global pandemic, Michigan State University junior Maddy Eischer secured a virtual internship with the online beauty publication, Very Good Light. As a marketing operations intern, she has worked on a variety of projects with professionals …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Job Scams

Scam Alert

The Career Services Network has noticed a marked increase in students being contacted by fraudulent individuals and employers offering a variety of  “employment” opportunities. Students have reported being contacted via email, LinkedIn, or our Career Management System.

The hallmark of …

By Karin Hanson
Karin Hanson Director, Employer Relations and Communications Karin Hanson
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MSU Connect Helps Students and Alumni Make Powerful Connections

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As graduation looms and many students prepare to take on post-grad life, the job search often leaves students wondering, “Do I have what it takes? How do I stand out from other applicants? How can I show what makes me …

By Terri Hughes-Lazzell
Terri Hughes-Lazzell
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4 Ways to Build Meaningful Workplace Relationships Remotely

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Networking isn’t just about finding a job. Strategic and effective networking can help you gain insights about yourself, and can be a source of support and strength as you navigate the peaks and valleys of a job search. Building meaningful …

By Lisa Dubler - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Tips for a Job Application Refresh

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Stuck at home due to the pandemic (or for any other reason)? Especially if you’re between jobs, this could be the perfect opportunity to hit reset and take a fresh approach to your job applications. If you’re looking to say …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How to Answer “What Is Your Work Style?” in an Interview (Plus Examples!)

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Some interview questions tell you exactly what they’re looking for. Others take a little more deciphering—“What is your work style?” is one of them.

You might have gotten questions like “What is your management style?” or “What kind of work …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Bringing the Office Home | Design Tips for Successful Remote Work

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Illustration by Marian Blair

According to a March 2020 survey by Nonprofit HR, 69% of nonprofits are contemplating remote work as a longer-term option beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. But for many of us, it has become increasingly clear that our current …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How to Be a Social-Impact Storyteller

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As social-impact professionals, the ability to tell a good story can be the difference between engaging our community with the work we do and learning too late that no one truly understands our organization’s mission.

And now more than ever, …

By Jeannette Eaton - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How to Know if a Job is the Right Fit—Before Accepting the Offer

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It’s your first day at a new job, and it’s nothing like you expected. Maybe you write it off as first-day jitters. But as time goes by you realize that you’re just not clicking with the organization’s culture.

Perhaps you’re …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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