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The ComArtSci Career Center can help with everything from career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, to mock interviews and job search strategy. We'll help you build your network by assisting with connections to alumni and professionals that work in your field of interest.

Summer 2024 Internship Award Applications are Open!

The ComArtSci Career Center offers funding up to $1500 to help students offset the costs associated with completing an internship. Students must fill out an application form and attach a resume and short statement about their internship and how it will help them achieve their career goals. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be a current College of Communication Arts and Sciences undergraduate student with a primary major in the college;
  • Must graduate August 2023 or later;
  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Internship must already be secured at time of application (can be paid or unpaid);
  • Internship must meet requirements for funding (see application for additional details).

Applications Due: April 14, 2024

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Plan Your Future

Plan your future with the help of our expert MSU Career Center team. Whether you need guidance with internships or job prospects, we can help you find your way.

Stop by the career center in Room 181 for quick help with your resume, a cover letter, starting a job or internship search, or making the most of Handshake. No appointment is necessary! 

Spring Semester 2024 Drop-In Hours 

  • Monday:                 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday:                9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday:           9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday:               9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday:                    9:30am - 2:00pm

 

 

Need some additional help? 

Schedule an appointment with our professional advising staff.

Appointment Scheduling Instructions:
  • Schedule your appointment with us using Handshake.
  • Log in using your MSU Net ID and password.
  • Click on Career Center on the Left Navigation.
  • Select the  "appointment” button.
  • Select "Schedule a new appointment".
  • Select "College of Communication Arts and Sciences". Please note, if you select Interest Area Advising, you may not meet with a ComArtSci professional advisor
  • Select the appointment topic. 
  • Select a time that works for your schedule. 
  • You will have the opportunity to have your appointment held virtually or in-person. 

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Utilize our Career Center Drop Box!

If you are off campus, or can't find a time to meet with an advisor but need your documents reviewed, take advantage of our resume drop box.

Simply email us at the link below and attach your resume or cover letter.  If you are applying for a specific job, we recommend sending the job description to us as well so we can make sure our advice is tailored to the position you are seeking.

Career Center staff will review your uploaded document and send feedback within 3-5 business days. 

Personal Statements and other professional communications should be reviewed by scheduling an appointment via Handshake.

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Internships

Internship Opportunities

Internships and other experiential learning opportunities are key to the success of ComArtSci students. These experiences can help you:

  • Explore potential career paths.
  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Meet a professional mentor that may help you get your next internship or a job.
  • Get your foot in the door to increase job opportunities after graduation.

There are numerous internship opportunities including paid and unpaid opportunities, internships for academic credit, as well as the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.
 

Resources for Finding an Internship

The ComArtSci Career Center recommends 2-3 experiences or internships in areas related to your major field of study prior to graduation. In addition to the resources below, it is recommended that you explore the websites of agencies, companies and organizations in your field to find other experiential learning opportunities available.

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Make the Most of Your Internship

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An internship for credit towards graduation combines relevant coursework with related work experience. Learn more about receiving academic credit for your internship by clicking your academic program below:

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Financial Assistance Opportunity Award for your Internship

If you already have an internship secured you may be eligible to receive a financial assistance award from the Career Center to help offset the cost of completing your internship. 

Award Guidelines

  • Must be a current College of Communication Arts and Sciences studentbetboom dacha dubaiwith a primary major in the college;
  • Must graduate the after the end of your internship (post-graduation internships are not eligible);
  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Internship must already be secured at time of application;
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Internship abroad or study away experiences (programs coordinated through MSU or outside vendors) are not eligible for the award.

We are accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2024. Please fill out the application if you would like to be considered for funding.  

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Career Center Resources

The ComArtSci Career Center provides numerous resources to assist students in their career searches.

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Employers

Are you looking to hire a Spartan? Get information on recruitment, connecting with career services and the university, joining or creating events, gaining visibility and enhancing your brand at MSU.

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