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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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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Navigating Your First Year After College

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 - Career Services Network
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Job Scams

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 - Career Services Network
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Bringing the Office Home | Design Tips for Successful Remote Work

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 …

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How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: When you’re job searching, you should tap into your network for advice and assistance. But the COVID-19 pandemic—and the record unemployment that’s come with it—has turned so many aspects …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Right Way to Ask for an Internship in an Email (With Examples!)

As a college student (and beyond), it can often feel like everyone around you has everything all figured out. And when you start hearing from your peers about the internships they’ve secured, that feeling only gets worse—especially if you’re still …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Here’s How to Ask for a Full-Time Position After an Internship (Email Template Included!)

When I was a senior in college, I worked as an editorial intern for The Muse. By the time I graduated eight months later, I had a full-time job lined up here as an associate editor, which led me to …

By Kristi Coleman
Kristi Coleman Director, Network Partnerships and Career Education - Career Services Network
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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person

Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

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