Your Journey to Career Success: Cultural Identity & Learning

Campus life is fun, but can also be challenging. You may miss friends and family, as well as the familiar foods and routines of home. Some students struggle to adapt academically or socially. Such reactions are all normal responses to …

By Thuy-Tram Butler
Thuy-Tram Butler Career Consultant, College of Social Science
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Your Journey to Career Success: Seeking Help & Mental Health Awareness

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball or a setback happens? How do you manage your basic needs and your studies when things take a turn for the worse?  Sometimes you need to seek help to …

By Thuy-Tram Butler
Thuy-Tram Butler Career Consultant, College of Social Science
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Your Journey to Career Success: Organizational Tools and Time Management

Keeping organized is essential for meeting the demands of a busy life. We have classes, homework, work, volunteer hours, enrichment activities, and relationship building with peers and friends at Michigan State University. Some people have figured out strategies to manage …

By Thuy-Tram Butler
Thuy-Tram Butler Career Consultant, College of Social Science
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Your Journey to Career Success: Building Relationships

Relationships are important for navigating the challenges of academic programs, careers, and other experiences in life. Some of these relationships can even develop into trusted guides and mentors who can serve on your very own personal Board of Directors. Darius Harris

By Thuy-Tram Butler
Thuy-Tram Butler Career Consultant, College of Social Science
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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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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.

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By Allison Fox
Allison Fox
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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 …

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

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 …

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