MOREHEAD – Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services’ main goal is to prepare 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 “real world” environment. This is essential to be competitive upon graduation according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Class of 2015 Survey which finds that an employer is “far more likely to offer a job to a student prior to graduation if he or she had an internship or co-op—especially a paid position.”
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 2015-16 academic year, more than 7,000 students were reached via presentations and events while 2,100 took advantage of more individualized counseling.
According to one MSU student, “Without Career Services, I would be completely lost in college. I am so grateful for the amazing staff that go above and beyond to help students.”
Resume critiques and the suit bank are the most used services. The Suit Bank was developed in response to our student’s need for 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.
More than 200 employers and graduate programs travel to the MSU campus each year to meet our well-qualified students. An online job/internship posting database exclusive to MSU allows students to connect with more than 3,000 organizations and their openings. The biannual career fair continues to grow, drawing 94 organizations in fall of 2015 and 90 organizations in spring of 2016. 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. Each spring an Etiquette Networking Dinner allows students to practice networking with organization representatives while also being lead through a three-course meal. Other events such as information sessions, on campus interviews and class presentations regularly bring employers to campus.
For more information about these services or hiring an MSU student, contact the Career Services office at 606-783-223, email [email protected], or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/career.