Thank you for considering MSU students and alumni as potential employees. We are proud to have you visit our campus and recruit students from one of the top public universities in the South. We hope that recruiting at MSU is a positive experience for both our employers and our students and alumni. We expect that employers follow the utmost ethical conduct when interacting with our students, alumni, and staff. Employers should follow the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.
Student Intern of the Year
Site Supervisors of MSU student interns, please consider nominating your intern for the 2018 Intern of the Year Award
. If you had an outstanding intern in 2018 and would like to nominate them, please fill out the nomination form
and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The award will be given during the 14th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship awards ceremony, April 24, 2019
. Thank you for hiring MSU students!
Throughout the semester, Career Services holds events to help employers connect with MSU students and alumni. View our upcoming events, call us at 606-783-2233 to see how you might get involved on campus and get your company's brand out to students!
The preferred method of posting jobs is through Eagle CareerNet.
This system will allow you to access student resumes and post job descriptions 24/7 from anywhere you have internet access.
If you prefer to have our staff post your positions, please send your job description to us by email (email@example.com) or fax (606-783-9188).
Log in to Eagle CareerNet
Career Services offers career fairs every fall and spring to help you connect with our students and alumni seeking internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs. Career fairs are open to all majors. Employers and graduate programs are represented.
Connect with Faculty & Staff
If you’d like to speak to a class in a specific discipline, Career Services can connect you with the right faculty and staff. We also host luncheons, information sessions, and meet-and-greet opportunities to allow employers to network with faculty and staff on campus. Let us know how you’d like to connect.
Help teach workshops or participate in panel discussions for students on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, and much more. The Career Center is always looking for experienced professionals and new topics. Many student organizations are open to having employers present to their members and we are happy to connect you with leaders of student organizations for this purpose.
Co-ops and Internships
Co-operative Education and Internships are professional level experiential education for students to apply classroom theory to real life work situations. Students may do experiential education either as an academic internship in which they earn college credit for working with an employer or as a non-credit internship. Students may not always need academic credit, but would like to earn valuable work experience by utilizing a non-credit internship. Generally, a non-credit internship should be paid, according to Department of Labor standards.
Download MSU's Internship Guide for Employers to learn how to create and manage a successful internship program in your organization.
Access Department of Labor Internship Standards here.
- Interns may bring new ideas and fresh problem solving skills adding value to your company's success.
- Interns bring professional level assistance to your organization at a low cost.
- Interns can be used to complete a project and alleviate added stress to full time employees.
- Interns can be hired for seasonal and part time employment.
- Internships offer a way of recruiting full time employees.
- Develop a job description that will attract a potential intern. Determine if pay is possible. Fifty percent (or more) of the intern's responsibilities should be professional level tasks.
- Post your internship job description on Eagle CareerNet.
- Interview students who may be interested in the position.
- Complete a Learning Contract (link below) with your new intern. This is the student's responsibility to complete and return to Career Services.
- Be a good mentor and consistent supervisor to your intern.
- Offer constructive criticism and fill out a student evaluation form (included with the Learning Contract) at the end of the student's internship.
- Pat yourself on the back for helping students become professionals.
- Internship Packet with Learning Contract
We will make every effort to make your recruiting time on our campus successful. Interview rooms will be made available for you with prior reservations. To reserve an interview room and set up an interview schedule, log into your Eagle CareerNet account and click on Request OCR in the main navigation menu.
Go to Eagle CareerNet
If you want to conduct information sessions with students, log into your Eagle CareerNet account, select Events, select +Information Session, and submit your request.
Go to Eagle CareerNet