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.

Career Resources


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.

Interview Preparation

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.

Creative Resumes Guide

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!


Alumni can create an account to view aggregated job postings (nothing older than 30 days), search employer contacts, set up job alerts, manage their search strategy, and access free job search tools and webinars.  Alumni can register directly at https://michiganstate.careershift.com. This free resources is provided by Career Services Network and the MSU Alumni Office.

Explore: Where Do You Want Your Degree To Take You?
Career options, fields of interest, resources for research, tips & advice

Prepare: How Will You Get There?
Part-time jobs, internships, study abroad, volunteer & service, undergraduate research, student organizations

Connect: How Do You Put It All In Motion?
Resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job & internship search tools, grad/professional school information

Student FAQs for Remote (Virtual) Internships and Project-Based Work


Graduate School Resources

Considering Graduate School

Graduate School can seem daunting, but with these resources you can find the right path for you.

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