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Career Services prepares students for success

Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services’ mission is to prepare 21st Century students for the global workforce by providing career decision making, professional development and internship/job search assistance to students as well as alumni.

The office serves all majors and helps with the entire career exploration process. First year students and sophomores are encouraged to take advantage of personality, interest, values and skills inventories to help choose a major and/or career path that is a good fit. A new online platform that creates a one-stop shop for career exploration will be launched prior to the fall. 

Career Services offers an academic course for students engaging in internships or co-ops with external employers. It allows students to apply skills learned in the classroom to a professional work environment. This is essential to be competitive upon graduation according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2018 Job Outlook. The report finds that when employers are deciding between two otherwise equally qualified candidates the one with related work experience obtained through an internship is given greater consideration.

Resume, cover letter and personal statement critiques are offered. Practice interviews can be conducted online via specialized software or in-person. The office tailors services so that students can develop a personal path to success.

During the 2017-18 academic year, nearly 6,000 students were reached via presentations and events while more than 700 took advantage of individual appointments.

Hundreds of employers and graduate programs travel to the MSU campus each year to meet our well-qualified students. Eagle CareerNet, an online job/internship posting database exclusive to MSU, allows students to connect with more than 3,800 organizations and their employment opportunities. Career fairs are offered each semester. The all major career fair continues to attract a diversity of organizations, drawing 179 organizations to campus during the year. The event is an excellent opportunity for students to explore industries as well as land leads for internships and jobs. The inaugural health care oriented career fairs brought an additional 44 organizations to campus. Employers are very willing to give back to ensure the success of MSU graduates.

At the Resume Blitz, recruiters volunteer their time to help our students improve their resumes before they apply for positions. Hands-on resume and LinkedIn labs ensure students have a polished presence on paper and online. Each spring an etiquette networking dinner allows students to practice networking with organization representatives while also being led through a three-course meal. Other events such as information sessions, on campus interviews and class presentations regularly bring employers to campus.

A unique service is the extensive Suit Bank for students in need of professional clothing for interviews, career fairs and conferences. It is stocked with suits, ties and dress shirts donated by alumni, professionals, faculty, staff, community members and others concerned with the success of our students. There is no charge to students for the clothing and donations are always accepted.

For more information about these services or hiring an MSU student, contact the Career Services office, located on the ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library, at 606-783-2233, via email at careerservices@moreheadstate.edu or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/career.

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