The MSU Excel Network partners with academic programs across the college to offer speaker series and events that are tailored toward students looking to network, build rapport, and gain insights from industry leaders. You’ll have the chance to listen from experts in their field on how they made their mark in life, and how you can do the same. Moreover, you will spend time building your professional global network, as you will have time to talk with each speaker and ask any questions that you may have. Each presenter will share their experiences, how they made it, and outline the fundamental aspects of preparing for life after graduation. The purpose of the events is to inspire you to think about what career you wish to pursue and help you realize that you can accomplish whatever dream you have.

These events are free and open to students with a primary major within the College of Arts & Letters.

Third Thursday Creative Speaker Series

The Third Thursday Creative Speaker Series offers students industry connections, alumni networking opportunities, and insights into a variety of industries and disciplines presented by working professionals who lead design and creativity efforts in organizations such as design firms, advertising agencies, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies.

Career Communities

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Innovation

Visual Arts, Arts Administration, and Performing Arts

Publishing, Editing, and Authorship

Design, Technology, and Media

International Affairs, Law, and Government

Nonprofit, Education, and Social Impact