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Careers & Internships

Lear Center

The Lear Corporation Career Services Center is dedicated to providing undergraduate students (all majors on campus) with highly individualized, progressive career planning and development strategies, while connecting them with employers and alumni for career opportunities in business.


Handshake is an online recruiting platform that connects MSU students with employers and alumni.

Career Services Network

The Career Services Network is a seamless connection of career service professionals located in college-based and centralized career centers across campus.  They serve students from freshman year through graduation and beyond.  Whether students are interested in selecting the right major, exploring career options, looking for a part-time job or internship, or preparing for an interview, Career Services is there to help.

Earning Internship/Cooperative Education Credit

Although an internship is not required for graduation (except for Hospitality Business majors), work experience in your chosen major field is strongly recommended. Students can earn credit while completing an internship in the following ways:

  • BUS 491 Section 730: A three credit, fully online internship course offered to Business Admit, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management students. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an internship experience to take this course. Approval of department is required.
  • ACC 493: A one credit internship course for Accounting internships. Students may earn a maximum of two credits in all enrollments of this course. Contact Lynne Zelenski for information and access to the course.
  • SCM 293: A one credit course offered to SCM students who are receiving financial aid or are not US citizens, and therefore must maintain full-time enrollment status in fall and/or spring semesters while completing a six month internship. Contact Kelly Lynch for information and access to the course.

Per Broad College policy, students are allowed a maximum of three credits (only two distinct one-credit enrollments for Accounting majors) of internship or other work experience to count toward the required elective credits for graduation. Internship credit cannot fulfill a Broad Core or Major Field requirement.

Ways to Explore Majors and Careers

Career Advising Options

Career advising can help at every stage of planning for life after MSU.

Assessment Tools

Career assessments help you examine, understand, and talk about how your interests, personality, values, and skills combine to make you who you are. While these assessments will not tell you exactly what major or career is best for you, the results can guide you toward careers you may wish to explore further.

Occupational Outlook Handbook & O*NET OnLine 

Information from the US Department of Labor on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations and career paths.


A comprehensive website that provides information on various business career areas, including jobs, salaries, entry requirements, and hiring trends.

Additional Paths to a Business Career

Information on MSU majors and minors outside the Broad College that can provide academic and practical skill development essential for a future business career.

Business Major Exploration Information Session

Information on Business Majors both in the Broad College of Business and outside of the Broad College of Business.


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