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Workshops

Spring 2020
The MSU Career Services Network offers workshops on various career-related topics throughout the school year. Some of these events are promoted widely and listed below and some are more targeted toward specific student career interests. We also highlight career-related events hosted by other MSU departments and career partners!

Regularly check your Handshake account for additional workshop announcements as well as information about virtual career fairs and employer events.

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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

International Student Career Fair Preparation
Jan 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
International students should drop by to discuss: how to prepare and be successful at a career fair, how to talk to employers about your visa status, resumes, internship and job search strategies, and any other questions.
Location: Erickson Hall Kiva

Resume Boot Camp
Jan 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bring a printed copy of your resume for a 15-minute consultation, just in time for the upcoming spring semester career fairs! Dress nice (from the waist up) and get your picture taken at the free LinkedIn Photo Booth. Open to all students!
Location: Erickson Kiva

Employment Visa Coffee Hour
Jan 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Drop in for information about employment visas both as a student, and as a working professional in the United States. Representatives from Fakhoury Immigration Firm, MSU OISS, and MSU Career Services will be on hand to answer your immigration and employment visa questions.
Location: International Center, Spartan Rms B&C inside food court

Creating a Pathway to Success
Jan 18, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The morning will involve professional development workshops focused on creating your personal brand and successfully navigating a career fair. Following a lunch of Mexican food will include networking with employer representatives, staff and students. Open to all students, all grades and all majors!
Location: Holden Hall rm C135

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

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

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

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

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

Junior Class Council Networking Dinner
Feb 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All juniors are invited to this informal opportunity to practice networking skills with real employers and fellow students. Food and drinks will be provided! Open to juniors in all majors.
Location: Student Services Building, room 6 (lower level)

Resume Reviews and Career Chats with Nonprofits
Feb 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

MSUFCU Career Fair Prep Mixer
Feb 6, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Networking practice, resume tips, professional attire advice and learning to love LinkedIn - all designed to prepare you for career fairs and employer events! A buffet of tasty treats, move-around activities and door prize drawings will help make this a workshop to remember. Space is limited and you must register online by buying a $10 ticket (to help cover the cost of your appetizer dinner.) Tell your friends and register today before it sells out!
Location: MSU Union, Lake Huron Room, 3rd floor

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

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

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