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Career Events

Below you will find a list of our growing list of Career Events that are hosted through Handshake.

Employers: New to Handshake? Check out these detailed career fair employer registration instructions.

Students: The on-campus career fairs included below are your chance to talk directly with employers looking for interns and entry level hires!  All events are open to students in all majors (unless specifically noted). Plan to attend events that fit your personal interests.

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AUCA Winter Career Fair
Jan 2, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MSU students and alums will have the opportunity to connect with 40+ international and local employers in a wide range of fields. A Career Development Forum from 1:00 – 2:30pm will start the day followed by the Career Fair lasting until 6:00pm. Student registration required, and will provide additional information about the events and attending employers.
Location: Shanghai, China
Event Type: Career Fair, Workshop

Career Advice from NonProfits
Jan 6, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Students of all majors will be able to meet with social organizations to learn about job opportunities, get their resume reviewed, and get internship advice.
Location: Phillips Hall Lobby
Event Type: Workshop

Friday Career Meetup: Resume Advising
Jan 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Career Advisors will be here to share tips about how to market yourself and enhance your resume.
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M028
Event Type: Workshop

Unpacking Your International Experiences
Jan 14, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wondering how to talk about your study abroad or international experience to employers? We will help you explain your international experiences so that they are meaningful to employers and graduate schools. We’ll discuss all the ways you can share your international experiences on your resume, and how talk about them in interviews. Students that have studied abroad, international students, or students that have spent time abroad are all encouraged to attend!
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M126
Event Type: Workshop

Finding a Summer Research Opportunity
Jan 14, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
In this workshop, you will learn more about summer research, the benefits of participation, and effective search strategies, including how to find and apply for opportunities.
Location: Anthony Hall, rm 1255
Event Type: Workshop

MSUFCU Intern Award Spring20 apply deadline
Jan 14, 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
Do you have an unpaid internship linked up for Spring semester? Need money to help cover your out-of-pocket expen$es? Undergrads who have applied for or secured an unpaid internship during Spring 2020 are eligible to apply! Visit the Intern Award webpage for important program details and to access the online application.
Location: Submit application materials online
Event Type: Exposure Series

MSU RHS Student Job Fair
Jan 16, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We’re hiring! Stop by the MSU Union main lounge to learn about working with the MSU Residential & Hospitality Services team during the school year. Open to all students, all grade levels, all majors.
Location: MSU Union, main lounge
Event Type: Career Fair

Friday Career Meetup: Career Fair Conversations
Jan 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Discuss what to say to employers and how to prepare for the career fair with career advisors.
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M028
Event Type: Workshop

MSU Diversity Career Fair 2020
Jan 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Diversity Career Fair is Michigan State University's premiere diversity career event hosting employers of all industries. Open to all students, this fair is strategically focused to attract racial, ethnic minorities and other minoritized student populations of all majors who are interested in full-time, part time, internship, and co-op opportunities.
Location: Breslin Center
Event Type: Career Fair

LinkedIn Photo Booth at Diversity Career Fair
Jan 21, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MSU students are invited to drop by to get a free professional head shot photo at our LinkedIn Photo Booth!
Location: Breslin Center
Event Type: Workshop

Supply Chain Management Association Career Fair
Jan 22, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
For those majoring in Supply Chain Management, come to the Breslin Center January 22nd, 2020 for the opportunity to network and find job opportunities with 100+ companies! The event is open to Undergraduate and MBA/Graduate students. Employers will be presenting both internships and full-time opportunities.
Location: Breslin Center
Event Type: Career Fair

Innovate State Speaker Series: Jeff Epstein
Jan 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
At this event you will gain a perspective from Jeff Epstein, accomplished attorney, entrepreneur, and investor. Free pizza and pop will be provided! RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

Undergraduate Researchers from Underrepresented Populations
Jan 22, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A panel of MSU students will share their involvement with undergraduate research, creative activity, and address the strategies they have used to navigate their experiences.
Location: Bessey Hall, room 106
Event Type: Workshop

Friday Career Meetup: Behavioral Interviewing
Jan 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how to answer the tough questions you may be asked from an employer and how to sell your skills from career advisors.
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M028
Event Type: Workshop

Learning about Undergraduate Research
Jan 27, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State by listening to a short presentation, then participating in a discussion.
Location: South Kedzie, room S134
Event Type: Workshop

MSU Packaging Career Fair
Jan 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The School of Packaging Career Fair is an event that brings students of the School of Packaging together with all sectors of the Packaging Industry. The first day of the fair is a student-employer interaction day and the second is scheduled for interviews gained or granted from the first day of interaction.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big 10 Rooms
Event Type: Career Fair

Friday Career Meetup: Handshake Tips
Jan 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn tips and strategies about how to effectively use Handshake from career advisors.
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M028
Event Type: Workshop

ComArtSci Connect
Jan 31, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet with over 60 employers interested in hiring MSU students for internships, full-time, and part-time opportunities, and learn what it takes to break into your chosen career path.
Location: Spartan Stadium Office Tower, 4th Floor
Event Type: Career Fair

Customer Experience Management Career Fair
Feb 5, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The event is open to all MSU students, no matter their major or graduation date. If you want to learn more about Customer Experience careers or are seeking an internship or full-time position in CXM, this event is for you!
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, Multi-Purpose Room
Event Type: Career Fair, Exposure Series

Innovate State Speaker Series: Brand Edition
Feb 5, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
At this event you will gain perspectives from Kristen Lueck, Matt Growney, and Andrew Dickow. Kristen currently works as the VP, Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Man Made Music. Matt consults with dozens of clients within the Fashion, Beauty/Wellness, Food, and Home/Hospitality categories. Andrew leads the Food and Beverage practice for GCG. Stop by to hear their different perspectives! RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

Friday Career Meetup: Branding via LinkedIn
Feb 7, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how to brand yourself effectively, job search, and network on LinkedIn.
Location: Minskoff Pavilion, room M028
Event Type: Workshop

Marathon of Majors
Feb 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The popular Marathon of Majors spring event is your chance to talk about majors and minors with experts from all MSU colleges. All students are encouraged to drop in at this career fair style event for comfortable conversation with academic and career advisors, college reps, campus resource reps and community partners. This is a great way to learn about majors, class requirements and career paths. See you there!
Location: MSU Union, 2nd floor Ballroom
Event Type: Exposure Series, Workshop

Criminal Justice Career Fair
Feb 13, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Network with local, state and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, private organizations, courts and numerous other Criminal Justice organizations and professionals. Learn about internships, part-time jobs, full-time jobs and volunteer opportunities related to the broad field of Criminal Justice. Over 80 employers will be in attendance to help you explore career possibilities!
Location: Kellogg Center Big Ten Rooms
Event Type: Career Fair

Engineered in the Mitten Expo
Feb 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The College of Engineering will be hosting the 1st Annual Engineered in the Mitten Expo in the halls of the Engineering Building. This event will highlight a range of summer and fall internship / co-op experiences, as well as full-time gigs following graduation. Company booths will be set up in the halls of the engineering building.
Location: Engineering Building
Event Type: Career Fair

Unpacking Your Research Experience
Feb 17, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Learn about strategies to help you communicate the skills you're learning through undergraduate research to others such as graduate schools or employers.
Location: Student Services Building, room 113
Event Type: Workshop

Psychology Service and Internship Fair
Feb 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This gives students the opportunity to gather information on potential experiential learning opportunities, make connections with organizations, and obtain information on careers and jobs with these organizations. Learn how and what is needed to obtain a volunteer position or internship.
Location: MSU Union Ballroom
Event Type: Career Fair

Engineering Expo Day 1
Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The Engineering Expo is meant to be an interactive, information sharing event. A chance for our students to gain knowledge of companies, interact with alumni, network with professional engineers, and get the “insider” information. Day 1 Industries: CIVIL; CONSTRUCTION; ENVIRONMENTAL; BIOMEDICAL & BIOPHARMACEUTICAL; ENERGY; BIOCHEMICAL; BEVERAGE/FOOD; CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS; TEXTILES; AUTOMOTIVE; MOBILITY; TRANSPORTATION
Location: Engineering Building Halls
Event Type: Career Fair

Environmental Natural Resources & Sustainability Opportunity Fair
Feb 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This event is open to all students with an interest in sustainability, the environment, natural resources, conservation and the out-of-doors. Alumni and industry professionals will be there to share information about internship, summer, temporary, entry level and volunteer opportunities.
Location: Natural Resources Building, 1st Floor Hallways
Event Type: Career Fair

Innovate State Speaker Series: Donald Bryant Jr.
Feb 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
At this event you will gain a perspective from Donald Bryant Jr., founder and CEO of Alden Group (Alden Oils), starting in 2007 and having a goal of providing healthy cooking oils to the world. Stop by to hear his unique perspective! RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

Engineering Expo Day 2
Feb 20, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
This two day career fair is designed to encourage networking between engineering students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op and internship opportunities. Day 2 Industries: SUPPLY CHAIN; TECH SALES; PACKAGING; GRAD SCHOOL | COMPUTING/IT; FINTECH; ENTERTAINMENT; CONSULTING; AEROSPACE/AVIATION; DEFENSE | MANUFACTURING- OTHER
Location: Engineering Building Halls
Event Type: Career Fair

Spring Career Fair
Mar 11, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mar 12, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students. Day 1 session: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 3-6 p.m. Large companies with over 50 employees are encouraged to attend the Day 1 session. Day 2 session: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3-6 p.m. Companies with less than 50 employees are encouraged to attend the Day 2 session.
Location: Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium
Event Type: Career Fair

Innovate State Speaker Series: Lucinda Wright
Mar 11, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Having both an MBA and a BA from Michigan State University, Lucinda Wright has not only been an innovator here in East Lansing but across the country as a whole. Stop by to hear her perspective! Free pizza and pop will be provided. RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

MSU RHS Student Job Fair
Mar 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We’re hiring! Stop by the MSU Union main lounge to learn about working with the MSU Residential & Hospitality Services team during the school year and the summer. Open to all students, all grade levels, all majors.
Location: MSU Union, main lounge
Event Type: Career Fair

Innovate State Speaker Series: Bob Fish
Mar 25, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
At this event you will gain perspective from Bob Fish, co-founder of Bigby Coffee. Free pizza and pop will be provided! RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

Innovate State Speaker Series: Crafting Beverages
Apr 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
At this event you will gain perspectives from Ryan Perry, Shannon Long, and James Parrelly about the craft beverage industry. Free pizza and pop will be provided! RSVP is required.
Location: Gaynor Entrepreneurship Lab, Minskoff Pavilion
Event Type: Exposure Series

Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Fair
Apr 20, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
This event attracts school districts from across the country and candidates including current MSU student teachers completing their internships, alumni, and local experienced teachers looking for new opportunities. MSU students are free, MSU Alumni tickets are $10 per person, and Non-MSU Students are $20 per person.
Location: Breslin Center
Event Type: Career Fair