Career Center

The ComArtSci Career Center can help with everything from career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, to mock interviews and job search strategy. We'll help you build your network by assisting with connections to alumni and professionals that work in your field of interest.

Plan Your Future

Plan your future with the help of our expert MSU Career Center team. Whether you need guidance with internships or job prospects, we can help you find your way.

Drop-In Career Advising 

The Career Center has daily drop in advising for quick questions. We can help you with your application documents, set up a search for part-time and on-campus jobs, internships, and full time jobs, and explore career opportunities.

Drop in Advising is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters, M-F 10am-3pm. 

 

Need some additional help? 

Schedule an appointment with our professional advising staff.

Appointment Scheduling Instructions:
  • Schedule your appointment with us using Handshake.
  • Log in using your MSU Net ID and password.
  • Click on appointments on the lefthand side of your screen.
  • Click “Schedule a new appointment” button 
  • Select College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Select the topic you'd like to discuss.
  • Select ComArtSci Randi or ComArtSci Jennifer to meet with the college advisors. 
  • You will have the opportunity to have your appointment virtually or in person. 

Make an Appointment Today

Utilize our new Career Center  Drop Box!

If you are off campus, or can't find a time to meet with an advisor but need your documents reviewed, take advantage of our new resume drop box.

Simply fill out the form and upload your resume or cover letter.  Our Career Center staff will review your uploaded document and send feedback within 3-5 business days. 

  • Personal Statements and other professional communications should be reviewed by scheduling an appointment via Handshake.

Drop Box

Internships

Internship Opportunities

Internships and other experiential learning opportunities are key to the success of ComArtSci students. These experiences can help you:

  • Explore potential career paths.
  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Meet a professional mentor that may help you get your next internship or a job.
  • Get your foot in the door to increase job opportunities after graduation.

There are numerous internship opportunities including paid and unpaid opportunities, internships for academic credit, as well as the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.
 

Resources for Finding an Internship

The ComArtSci Career Center recommends 2-3 experiences or internships in areas related to your major field of study prior to graduation. In addition to the resources below, it is recommended that you explore the websites of agencies, companies and organizations in your field to find other experiential learning opportunities available.

Search for Internships on Handshake

Make the Most of Your Internship

Internships for Credit

An internship for credit towards graduation combines relevant coursework with related work experience. Learn more about receiving academic credit for your internship by clicking your academic program below:

Advertising + Public Relations

Communication

Journalism

Media and Information

Financial Assistance Opportunity Award for your Internship

If you already have an internship secured you may be eligible to receive a financial assistance award from the Career Center to help offset the cost of completing your internship. 

Award Guidelines

  • Must be a current College of Communication Arts and Sciences undergraduate student with a primary major in the college;
  • Must graduate the after the end of your internship (post-graduation internships are not eligible;
  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Internship must already be secured at time of application;
  • Internship must meet qualifications set by the college.

Internship abroad or study away experiences (programs coordinated through MSU or outside vendors) are not eligible for the award.

Internship Financial Assistance Award

Career Center Resources

The ComArtSci Career Center provides numerous resources to assist students in their career searches.

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Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter provides information about upcoming college programs and events, including career fairs, events, workshops, employer visits, information about student organizations and updates on academic advising hours and appointments.

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Employers

Are you looking to hire a Spartan? Get information on recruitment, connecting with career services and the university, joining or creating events, gaining visibility and enhancing your brand at MSU.

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