Funded by the generosity of the MSUFCU and individual donors, the MSUFCU Internship Opportunity Award provides stipend awards of up to $1,000 each to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to an unpaid internship. The number of awards will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Contingent awards are available for students who have not accepted an internship offer by the application deadline, but internships must be secured (confirmed) within 10 days of the deadline. (Many awards will be for less than the maximum $1,000 award.) Awards are available for U.S. based internships only (remote internships and micro-internships are eligible for consideration).
Fall 2021 program applications:
- Application submissions begin on Tuesday, August 3 after 10:00am
- Application deadline is Tuesday, September 21 at 11:59pm
Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Undergraduate MSU student in good standing;
- Demonstrated financial need (as determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid and the student essay);
- Internships can be on-site, virtual (remote), or a combination of on-site/virtual (“Stay safe, Spartans!”);
- Program is not open to students who are: interning with an MSU department; interning internationally; past award recipients; or in a graduate level program;
- Log in to D2L system at D2L.msu.edu and click on “Self Registration” and then select class option “MSUFCU Intern Award”
- Complete and submit the application survey form
- Upload your current resume
- Upload your personal essay
- One page (about 500 words) describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into your strategy for achieving your goals. You are encouraged to demonstrate your passion for your internship opportunity, share what you will be doing and learning, as well as make your case for any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship. If you have not yet secured an internship, describe the #1 priority internship you are pursuing.
- Note: You should receive a confirmation email after completing each of the above actions
Questions regarding the application process, please contact: Bill Morgan at email@example.com
The Undergraduate Research Office is excited to launch the Pathway to Research Program<https://urca.msu.edu/learn> for Fall 2021, which is a 5-week staff- and peer-mentored program designed to help students secure a research position in their respective field of interest. Student participants will work with program advisors to accomplish the following outcomes:
* Understand the benefits of engaging in a research/creative experience
* Explore and identify potential fields in which they are interested
* Identify potential research mentors
* Learn how to effectively communicate and interview with potential research mentors
* Secure a research position
All students are welcome to apply, and there are no major or GPA restrictions. We are trying to recruit students from historically excluded populations as well as transfer students.
The program will run two phases with the first cohort beginning in late September and the second cohort in mid-October. Students wishing to participate in the program should complete this survey https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a34Dr8Maca0a8ey by September 17. Direct questions to Dr. Mordecai Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity for you to critically reflect on the skills you have built by being involved in undergraduate research. Come prepared to interact and engage with your peers about your research!
Learn more: https://urca.msu.edu/events
Make research an integral part of your MSU experience! As part of Arts Launch, come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State. You can expect a short presentation, discussion, and Q & A facilitated by current undergraduate researchers whose research experiences are interdisciplinary.
Registration here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudOytqzspHtWim9Dtz1r6W-274qQSVN3N
Professor James Pivarnik (MSU’s Research Integrity Officer) will talk about responsible conduct of research (RCR), identifying and defining federal definitions of research misconduct (falsification, fabrication and plagiarism), and resources available on campus for undergraduate researchers. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding adherence to RCR standards.
Learn more: https://urca.msu.edu/events
As employers continue to move toward hybrid recruiting models that include some mix of in-person and virtual activities, candidates’ strategies for preparation are evolving, too. Join us to learn about how the landscape is shifting and what tips you can implement to ensure you’re successful in this new recruiting environment.
You’ll be able to join us using the below credentials:
If you anticipate needing an accommodation to participate or have questions about accessibility, please contact us ahead of time by emailing email@example.com.
Make research an integral part of your MSU experience! Come learn about the opportunities available for involvement in research and creative activities at Michigan State. You can expect a short presentation, discussion, and Q & A facilitated by current undergraduate researchers.
Fall 2021 career fairs will be hosted on the Handshake virtual fair platform. Join the Career Services Network to learn more about preparing for virtual career fairs and gaining confidence when networking with potential employers in a virtual environment.
MSU’s Career Services Network and Women*s Student Services are collaborating on campus to bring the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop to all MSU students! To ensure all MSU students are able to negotiate a fair salary, we will learn how to determine and communicate your value to an employer, complete market salary research, and tactics for successful salary and benefit negotiation.
This workshop is open to all genders! Light refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.
If you anticipate needing an accommodation to participate in a career services program or activity, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/830367
There are a variety of summer opportunities available for students. Programs are hosted by colleges and universities around the United States and the world. They provide an intensive research experience on a particular topic within a scholarly discipline. For undergraduates with plans for graduate or professional school after MSU, summer research provides the opportunity to expand your professional network and acquire experience in an area of interest. In this workshop, you will learn more about summer research, the benefits of participation, and effective search strategies, including how to find and apply for opportunities.