Navigating Your First Year After College

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The decisions you make, big and small, in your first year after college will help set you up for future success. If you are still feeling uncertain, know that you’re not alone. Here are three pieces of advice to help …

By Kristi Coleman
Kristi Coleman Director, Network Partnerships and Career Education Kristi Coleman
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Spartan Showcase: Michigan Legislative Internship

Spartan Showcase, Noah Peterson

Before Noah Peterson began his first year at Michigan State University, the International Relations major knew he wanted to secure an internship in the Michigan legislature. To achieve this competitive goal, now in his second year at MSU, Peterson sent his …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Five Challenges & 10 Tips for Getting Hired as an International Student

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International students hold various types of visas while studying in the United States. The majority of international students at MSU hold an F or J visa. International Students with F/J visa status must apply for authorization from OISS and the …

By Allison Fox
Allison Fox
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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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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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LGBTQ+ in the Workplace | Should You Come Out to Your Co-workers?

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If you’re in the closet at work, navigating your identity in the workplace can be challenging. Do you take your significant other to the office holiday party? Do you answer honestly when your co-workers casually ask about your dating life …

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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How to Get an Entry-Level Entertainment Job With No Experience

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Getting started in the entertainment industry often translates into low-paying or no-paying grunt work, but it can still be highly rewarding. If you’re willing to accept the low pay and the often menial tasks you will be given for the first …

By Pepa Casselman
Pepa Casselman Career Consultant, College of Education Pepa Casselman
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Top 10 Best Jobs in the Media Industry

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This article was originally published on the balance careers website, highlighting some of the top jobs in the media industry. These jobs include interpreter, video editor, technical writer and more.

Link to the article written by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-10-best-media-jobs-4098830

By Pepa Casselman
Pepa Casselman Career Consultant, College of Education Pepa Casselman
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