EVENTS

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Oct
13
Wed
Undergraduate Research and Preparing for Graduate School
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Undergraduate Research and Preparing for Graduate School

A panel conversation with current and former undergraduate research ambassadors will share their experiences with undergraduate research and preparation for graduate school. Panelists will address the benefits of undergraduate research and share tools they used to prepare for graduate school.

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvce6qqTotGtVCPqSMe0zBM_Y_ucgsaI4S

Oct
14
Thu
CSN Fall Series | Navigating Virtual Career Fairs
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
CSN Fall Series | Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

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.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/808899?ref=events-search

Big 10+ International Students Connect
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Big 10+ International Students Connect

Join us on Thursday, October 14th from 5:00-6:30pm EST for a virtual career networking opportunity with international peers across the Big 10+ network. This informal event will give you the opportunity to have career conversations in small breakout rooms to explore career interests and make connections in your career journey. We are also inviting several Big 10+ International Alumni to join the event to help facilitate networking conversations. Event registration via Zoom is required. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Email Jane Sitter with any questions about this event, sitt0036@umn.edu.

*This event is hosted by the Hire Big 10+ and Big 10 Academic Alliance, invited institutions include: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Indiana University Bloomington, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, University of Maryland, Northwestern, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Iowa, Purdue University, De Paul University, University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/824414

Oct
16
Sat
Spartan Day of Service
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am

The MSU Alumni Office (MSUAO), in partnership with the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) and LiveOn, present the Fall 2021 Spartan Day of Service, Oct. 16. Spartan Day of Service is an opportunity for MSU students to make an extraordinary impact through service. This organized, collaborative effort brings Spartans together to serve the community while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network.

The projects offered Oct. 16 will provide students the opportunity to make an impact in the greater Lansing area. We have partnered with local community schools, nonprofits and parks and recreation departments to provide projects that will have an immediate impact in the community. Projects range from helping at Potter Park Zoo to playground clean up to helping to decorate for Halloween. We are also partnering with Lansing Parks & Recreation in an effort to help honor the memory of residents that once served our country. For those that would rather serve virtually, hybrid projects will be available as well.

Oct
20
Wed
MUSE Workshop @ MSU
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all-day

In 2018-19, the Department of English piloted a new program, MUSE: Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in English. The third annual MUSE workshop will be held from October 20-24th, 2021 at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI. The Fall MUSE workshop is directed at prospective English graduate students from underrepresented groups, including students of African American, Latinx and Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, and Indigenous descent. The workshop will allow students to learn more about the English Department, visit graduate classes and co-curricular activities, meet with our graduate faculty and graduate students, and receive individual feedback from the faculty on their application materials for graduate school. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research to faculty. The workshop aims to introduce prospective students to a robust culture of mentoring essential for a rewarding graduate school experience, and a thriving life in academia.

CSN Fall Series | Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CSN Fall Series | Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Writing professional documents can feel overwhelming. Let the Career Services Network help you share your professional story in this workshop focused on writing and formatting your resume and cover letter.

As a result of this session, students will be able to:

Describe the purpose and goal of a resume and the basic content areas to include

– Identify formatting options to make their resume clear, concise, and well-organized in order to be easily scanned by screen readers and applicant tracking systems

– Implement strategies for tailoring their resume to align with a job description

– Understand and apply the WHO method to communicate skills, qualifications, and outcomes through bullet point statements

– Identify interests, skills, and experiences that best illustrate their connections to the job description and organization

– Describe the format of a typical business letter to be utilized in a cover letter

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/808618?ref=events-search

CSN Fall Series| More Than a Major
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CSN Fall Series| More Than a Major

Do you have friends and family members asking about what you’re going to do with your degree? Did you know that only 24% of students end up in a career directly related to their major? Meet our panel of Spartan alumni who are working in exciting careers that are unexpected based on what they studied during their time at MSU. In this session you will learn how to use skills you build in the classroom in diverse and unexpected ways to build the career you want!

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/809011?ref=events-search

Oct
28
Thu
CSN Fall Series | 10 Tips for LinkedIn: Social Media for Work
Oct 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
CSN Fall Series | 10 Tips for LinkedIn: Social Media for Work

Wish you had a better way to connect with employers, network with people in your industry, and learn about graduate schools? There is: LinkedIn! Join us for top tips on setting up your LinkedIn account and ways to get the most out of this professional social media tool.

Please register to receive the Zoom link and password.

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 beamerch@msu.edu.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/812168?ref=events-search

Nov
2
Tue
The Inaugural Leonard Gilman Lecture on Jewish Culture: Black Folks and the Jewish Experience
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Inaugural Leonard Gilman Lecture on Jewish Culture: Black Folks and the Jewish Experience

The Inaugural Leonard Gilman Lecture on Jewish Culture:
Black Folks and the Jewish Experience
Tuesday, November 2nd 7:00-8:30pm

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Bruce D. Haynes, Professor of Sociology, University of California Davis will speak about his most recent publication, The Soul of Judaism; Jews of African Descent in America (NYU Press 2018), which challenges the dominant paradigm that Jews are white and of European descent. The book won the 2019 Albert J Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions. Haynes has spent the last two decades studying Black-Jewish relations and Afro-Jewish identity in the U.S.

Dr. Haynes is professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis and a Senior Fellow in the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. Dr. Haynes’ work uses ethnographic and historical methodologies to extend and expand racialization as an analytical and explanatory framework for understanding racial group boundaries and neighborhood segregation.

Nov
8
Mon
Covid Comeback with the College of Arts & Letters
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Covid Comeback with the College of Arts & Letters

Feeling rushed and like time is running out to complete internships, study abroad/study away, and other experiential opportunities you want to include in your college career? Unsure how to discuss your Covid Experiences, or lack thereof, in professional situations? Join us on Tuesday, October 5 where we will discuss how to make your own Covid Comeback with planning and career paths in a post covid job market, how to confidently craft your narrative describing your Covid experience, and how to get back on track in a Post-Covid College environment.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this event, students will be able to:

1. Discuss how they spent time during Covid for professional conversations

2. Revise their perception of the linearity of education and career paths.

3. Apply the key components of parallel planning (academic, personal, professional) to their own college paths.

4. Identify planning strategies to map out college career paths and ensure they can incorporate the experiential learning activities they seek to complete prior to graduation.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/833498/share_preview