Unpacking Your International Experiences @ Student Services Building, Room 113
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Wondering how to talk about your study abroad or international experience to employers? This workshop will help you explain your international experiences so that they are meaningful to employers and graduate schools. We’ll discuss all the ways you can share your international experiences on your resume, and how to talk about them in interviews. You’ll hear experiences from students in Spartans Abroad Global Ambassadors (SAGA – study abroad student group), International Student Association (ISA), and Career Peers (Career Services student employees). Students that have studied abroad, international students, or students that have spent time abroad, may benefit from this program.


How to Create Impact through a Career in Public Service Workshop @ Eustace-Cole Hall, Room 207/208
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Create Impact through a Career in Public Service Workshop @ Eustace-Cole Hall, Room 207/208

Please come prepared to engage in group discussions and reflective writing prompts. Undergraduate students at all levels are welcome. This workshop is intended for students planning on applying for prestigious awards in the future.

In this workshop you will:

•    learn about the landscape of public service careers;

•    discuss issues you and your fellow students are passionate about;

•    consider potential career path(s); and

•    work out next steps for how you will have impact

Dayne Walling is owner and manager of 21Performance (, a policy and management consulting company built on his professional experience as a public executive and social entrepreneur. He served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Flint and under his leadership the city adopted its first comprehensive master plan in more than 50 years and developed collaborative initiatives in public safety, infrastructure, development and volunteerism. Before serving in elected office, Walling worked in the nonprofit and public sectors in Washington, DC and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and he created a community alumni network called Flint Club for his hometown. Dayne has served on the Michigan Community Service Commission, the Executive Committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and as the chairperson of the national Manufacturing Alliance of Communities. He holds degrees in social relations, modern history, and urban affairs and is completing doctoral work in geography. Dayne was a Rhodes and Truman scholar from Michigan State University, an Aspen Rodel fellow and is an AmeriCorps alum.

On the Road: Southeast Michigan @ Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit
Oct 18 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
On the Road: Southeast Michigan @ Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit

The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) Excel Network is excited to launch its On the Road: Southeast Michigan trip focusing on career opportunities in nonprofit and public administration. The trip, which will take place on Friday, October 18 from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will offer a small group of CAL students the opportunity to explore career options, learn about job/internship opportunities, and connect with professionals in these career communities: Nonprofit | Education | Social Impact and International | Law | Government.

Our trip will consist of the following:

– Employer visits to the Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine, ACCESS Community Health Research Center & Human Services, and ACLU Michigan

– Lunch with MSU alumni working in Southeast Michigan

– Introduction to Detroit Spartans Alumni Club

– Tour of Arab American National Museum

Cost: There is a nonrefundable $15 program fee to cover lunch, transportation, and tour of the museum. After accepted to the program, students will be billed via their student accounts. Financial support is available to CAL majors only.

Application: If you haven’t already, make sure you fill out an online application here:

Other Information: This event is ideal for students interested in the Nonprofit | Education | Social Impact and/or International | Law | Government Career Communities. To learn more about the CAL Excel Network and sign up for Career Community news, visit

Questions? Please contact Christie Schichtel, CAL Career Consultant, via email at

Spartan Law Preview Day @ MSU College of Law
Oct 18 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm
Spartan Law Preview Day @ MSU College of Law | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Considering law school?

Join us at the College of Law on Friday, October 18th to learn more about becoming a Spartan lawyer.

To RSVP for this event, please follow this link:

You’ll spend a half day learning about all aspects of the law school admissions process and the MSU Law community.

CAL – Life After Study Abroad @ International Center Rm303
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CAL - Life After Study Abroad @ International Center Rm303

Readjusting to a new culture can be tricky but coming home has its challenges as well. Mark your calendar for this important workshop that is meant to help our CAL study abroad returnees! Refreshments will be provided! Please RSVP on Handshake.

This workshop will:
•          Give you the chance to share your experiences with other returning students
•          Provide resources to help you stay connected to the culture and language
•          Teach you how to leverage your study abroad experience to impress future employers

Preparing for an International Career @ Wells Hall, B310
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preparing for an International Career @ Wells Hall, B310

Chad Frost, Program Coordinator for the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU), joins Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ (MIIS) Enrollment Advisor, Carol Johnson, for an informative presentation with Q&A about upcoming study abroad opportunities and why graduate school could be the right next step for you. Attendees will learn more about:

· Study abroad opportunities through JCMU.

· What constitutes an international career?

· The skills and experiences necessary for establishing an international career.

· Whether a graduate program is the right next step.

· How foreign language and experiential learning are integrated into all MIIS degrees.

· Special guaranteed MIIS scholarships for JCMU participants and applicants for several MIIS MA degrees

MSU Graduate & Law School Fair 2019 @ Spartan Stadium
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MSU Graduate & Law School Fair 2019 @ Spartan Stadium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Career Fair Description


This event is in the Spartan Stadium Office Tower, 4th floor Huntington Club

Here’s your chance to meet with reps from 130+ schools offering graduate programs in law, health, science, business, public affairs, arts, humanities and more! Students of all majors and grade levels are encouraged to attend!

Here’s some popular schools who’ve attended last year’s fair:

  • Baylor
  • Boston College
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • U.C. San Diego
  • University Illinois
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wake Forest

Parking: TBA

Dress Code: Strive to look nice, but it’s okay to come as you are from classes or work!

Sustainability is a high priority at Michigan State University. We appreciate your efforts to help us Be Spartan Green..

  • Printed maps/company layouts will be available at the event.
  • Carpool when possible.

Questions? Contact Us:

MSU Career Services @ the Stadium: (517) 884-1300

Grad School 101 @ Spartan Stadium, Room 235
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grad School 101 @ Spartan Stadium, Room 235

Are you thinking about pursuing an advanced degree at some point? If so, join the Career Services Network to learn and chat about important aspects to consider such as the application process, types of degrees, preparation, funding, workload, gap years, and outcomes.

This event occurs during MSU’s Graduate and Law School Fair which takes place in the same building . So, attend the discussion and then go upstairs to check out the fair! How convenient!

The event takes place in the Varsity ‘S’ Clubroom of the Spartan Stadium Office Tower (room 235) at 325 W Shaw Ln. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students of all majors and levels (freshmen through recent alumni).

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Info Session @ Wells Hall, Room B-342
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs).

Since 1987, more than 67,000 JET Program participants from over 54 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts!

To learn more, come and join a JET Program representative who will be visiting MSU on Friday, October 25th, for an information session!

Washington D.C. Study Away Internship Info Session @ Wells Hall, Room B310
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Washington D.C. Study Away Internship Info Session @ Wells Hall, Room B310

Are you interested in completing an internship in Washington D.C. this summer while earning MSU credit?  The MSU College of Arts & Letters partners with Global Experiences, an organization that identifies customized internship placements for students in industries such as historical/archival research, advertising, politics and law, NGOs/nonprofits, community services, social entrepreneurship, government/policy, marketing, and more.  Melissa Buerkett from Global Experiences will facilitate the info session.

Housing, professional development workshops, and on-site activities are included in the program fee. This program is open to all MSU majors.  Visit the D.C. Study Away Internship web page for more information or to apply.