When it comes to searching for a job or internship, students in the College of Arts & Letters have unique career-related interests and needs. These career resources offer tools and tips to assist with your search.
Charting Your Path
1. Explore: Where Do You Want Your Degree To Take You?
Career options, fields of interest, resources for research, tips & advice
2. Prepare: How Will You Get There?
Part-time jobs, internships, study abroad, volunteer & service, undergraduate research, student organizations
3. Connect: How Do You Put It All In Motion?
Resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job & internship search tools, grad/professional school information
Your one-stop-shop for student & full-time jobs, internships, workshops, on-campus interviews, information sessions & career events: msu.joinhandshake.com/login
Schedule a Career Advising Appointment!
To make an appointment, visit Career Services and click “Schedule a New Appointment”, and select “Arts & Letters” to view open appointments and sign up for the time that works best for you. You can also get started by seeing one of our advisors who works with all majors, using our drop-in hours, or attending a workshop.
Job & Internship Search Tools
To help students with their job or internship search, the Excel Network created guides with career community specific information. These guides include key search terms, ways to get experience as a student, professional organizations, and tips for working in those industries.
- Nonprofit/Education/Social Impact
- Visual Arts/Arts Admin/Performing Arts
- International Affairs/Law/Government
Check out the Spring Semester Toolkit for tools to complete your job and internship goals (click here).
Interviews can seem overwhelming, but the Excel Network is here to help. This preparation guide offers insight on things that can be thought about prior to and done during your interview so that you can find yourself in a position to succeed once the meeting starts.
Resumes/Cover Letter Guide
One of the first steps to being on the path for a meaningful careers are professional, polished resumes and cover letters. Check out this awesome Excel Network video to create a strong foundation and gather information on how to take your resume and cover letters to the next level (Click here).
For students interested in creative roles or industries, employers often expect a resume that showcases a candidate’s experience in a skillfully designed way. The Excel Network guide and sample resumes are provided below to get you started with your creative resume!
- Creative Resumes Guide (link to PDF)
- Sample resumes from 2019 Creative Resumes Competition
Graduate School Resources
Graduate School can seem daunting, but with these resources you can find the right path for you.
- Considering Graduate School: Should I go? (link to PDF)
- Finding and Evaluating Programs (link to PDF)
- Application Timeline & Financing (link to PDF)
Virtual Career Advising
Schedule a Virtual appointment with a Career Advisor
1. Log into Handshake
2. Select “Career Center” in the top right-hand corner
3. Click on “Appointments” to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting