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Career Services guiding the way to the future

Career-E.jpgMorehead 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 decision making process.  First year students and sophomores are encouraged to take advantage of personality and interest inventories to help choose a major and/or career path that is a good fit.

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) 2017 Job Outlook. The report finds that 95 percent of employers look to hire graduates with experience and among those employers nearly 60 percent prefer work experience attained via a career-based internship or co-op.

Resume, cover letter and personal statement critiques also are offered.  Practice interviews can be conducted online via specialized software or in-person. The office is a one-stop shop for students to develop a personal path to success.

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly 7,000 students were reached via presentations and events while more than 600 took advantage of individual counseling appointments.

More than 200 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 3,500 organizations and their employment opportunities. Career fairs are offered each semester. The all major career fair continues to grow, drawing 99 organizations in fall of 2016 and 106 organizations in spring of 2017. The event is an excellent opportunity for students to explore industries as well as land leads for internships and jobs.  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 Labs and LinkedIn Labs ensure students have a polished presence on paper and on-line.  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 at 606-783-2233, email, or visit

Pictured above: Many businesses and organizations participated in the 2017 Spring Career Fair.