We are here to assist in a smooth transition from being MSU students to Career Ready Professionals. Our goal at the Career Center is to help MSU students develop skills that will enhance professional preparation oriented toward careers and lifelong career satisfaction. Because faculty provide the educational foundation and practical skills needed to succeed, you are a critical part of each student’s career success. Please take this opportunity to peruse the Career Center website and learn about the programs and services offered by our team.
Career Readiness Competencies
The National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies will help identify areas of professional development for each student. Please join us in ensuring our students possess the skillsets provided within these competencies for our future career ready graduates.
The Career Center has a wide range of topics and activities for classroom presentations. Career Center staff members are available to speak to your classes during the semester. We can also arrange presentations by professionals (often alumni), who can discuss their companies and how their majors have helped them in their careers.
Career fairs provide excellent opportunities for your students to meet representatives of companies in their industries of choice and establish networks of contacts. Here is a list of career center events to announce to your classes (link to events). Plan to join us at a career fair or another employer event. Recruiters enjoy meeting faculty and hearing about new programs and curricula changes.
Refer a Student
Sometimes students may come to you for career advice. Question topics may range from jobs or internships available in a particular field of study to how to negotiate salary. Sometimes one question leads to many questions, and often students are unaware of the career resources available to them. If we can help you to better advise a student, please don’t hesitate to get us involved. Encourage your students to visit the Career Center for an appointment to learn about the many ways we can help.
Refer an Employer
Because many faculty members have friends and colleagues in industry, they have been one of our most valued allies in connecting students with potential employers. From time to time an employer may contact you directly for the names and contact information of potential job candidates. At the Career Center, we strive to make sure that all aspects of the recruiting process are fair and equitable to candidates and employing organizations. Please be aware of the influence you may have on the hiring process, and be mindful of FERPA regulations when providing student information to employers. We encourage you to refer all employers to the Career Center and contact us with the names and contact information of any employer that has an interest in recruiting MSU students. For more information, please contact the Career Center.