Some Helpful Advice About Embracing the Give-and-Take Nature of an Interview

— Article by Audrey Spina, the Assistant Director of Career Services at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. 

Though a job interview represents a discussion between an interviewer and a job seeker, the prospect of controlling the direction of the conversation can represent an intimidating …

By College Recruiter
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Receiving Multiple Job Offers: Best Practices

Many students, recent graduates, and others early in their careers are thrilled when they receive even one job offer when they’re searching for a new part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level job. But some of those quickly find themselves to have …

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Maximizing Your Network for Job Opportunities

In today’s job market, making connections matters—a lot! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to land great job opportunities effortlessly? It’s often because of their network.

Your network is like a circle of friends, serving as a vital …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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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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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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Ask an Expert: Is Teaching the Right Career Path for You?

Question: I’m considering teaching as a potential career path. What do I need to know? 

Now more than ever, elementary, secondary, and special education teachers are needed to fill critical roles in K-12 schools. Newly trained and certified teachers are …

By Pepa Casselman
Pepa Casselman Career Consultant, College of Education
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Annual Collegiate Recruiting Survey: Hiring, Wages Expected to Climb

The job market for new college graduates is rebounding from the COVID-19-driven decline.

Phil Gardner, author of Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute annual Recruiting Trends survey, said employers who had slowed recruiting during the pandemic have accelerated efforts …

By Terri Hughes-Lazzell
Terri Hughes-Lazzell
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Spartan Showcase: Passion for Learning Sparked a Career in Student Support

As a three-time graduate of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Education, alumni Greg Steele is a lifelong learner with a deep-running connection to the university. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2002, Steele would go on …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Global Projects Internship

A passion for law drew Michigan State University undergraduate Annie Hamaty to the James Madison College. Studying both Social Relations and Policy and Comparative Cultures and Politics, Hamaty has learned how different policies impact domestic and international communities, which was …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Gaining Experience within a Grassroots Organization

Michigan State University third-year student, Reese McCaskill Jr., dreams of a career in public service. Majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and Social Relations and Policy at James Madison College (JMC), McCaskill Jr. hopes his coursework in policy will …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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