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Eppley Center
645 N. Shaw Lane, Rm 211
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-6500
Fax: (517) 353-1649
gradcareermgt@broad.msu.edu

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Monday through Friday,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST,
excluding University holidays.

Your Career

Explore and Plan Your Career Path

During this critical first phase, you will assess your strengths and interests and discover opportunities in a variety of functional areas and industries before diving into the job search. The goal is give you all the information you need to choose a career or to confirm your current path. This will include the use of CareerLeader, which is a tool that provides a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment built on the premise that one’s interests, motivators and skills will drive their future career success and satisfaction.

Develop the Skills to Fulfill Your Career Goals

  • Personal value proposition – The ability to clearly summarize the value you bring to a potential employer and differentiate yourself is a critical skill that you will use throughout your career.  It is the foundation of your personal brand.
  • Written communication– Your resume, cover letter and other written correspondence express your professionalism and personal brand.
  • Networking & the off campus job search– You will learn how to confidently build relationships with hiring managers and recruiters using social media and the network of MSU alumni.
  • Professional etiquette– Learn how to dress for success and present yourself professionally during meals and in formal and informal business situations.
  • Interviewing– Learn how to effectively present yourself confidently through basic, behavioral, and functional interview questions as well as case studies.  Formats include classroom, counselor coaching, peer-to-peer coaching, and alumni mock interviews.
  • Salary negotiation– Remove the mystery from the last but very important phase of acquiring a new job.

Implement Your Job Search

A variety of employers find The Broad College of Business an attractive place to recruit leadership talent.  We provide you with numerous opportunities and venues to connect and interview with them.

Resources:

  • Employer events
    • Information sessions and presentations
    • Meet & greet or office hours
    • Mock interviews- phone, virtual or in-person
    • Sponsored tailgates, happy hours, golf outings
    • Company treks via student clubs
    • Case competitions
  • Network at a career fair
    • Broad MBA career fair
    • MSU career fairs- Career Gallery, Diversity, Supply Chain Management
    • National career fairs- National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Interview on-campus
  • Virtual recruiting– The BroadNet online job board regularly contains 100’s of opportunities throughout the world.  It also provides recruiters access to our resume database and customized resume books.
  • Broad alumni networking

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