Faculty/Staff Information

“…I believe the advice given by Career Services has made our graduating nursing students feel more comfortable and confident in their resumes and interviewing skills as they go out and seek jobs.”

Associate ProfessorSchool of Nursing

“…There are so many positive impacts with the knowledge you share with our students…. (they) motivate the students to shine with upbeat, positive attitudes, in not just interviews, but in everyday life!”

Senior LecturerVeterinary Technology

"Career Services has provided my students quite a few useful services such as practice with mock interviews, professional headshots, and advice on resumes & job applications. It has been helpful for our music students to meet friendly staff who are outside our subject area but who are well-versed in all aspects of professionalism.“

ProfessorDepartment of Music

 

Resources

Request a Presentation

Career Services professional, paraprofessional and well-trained student staff members are available to give presentations on a wide-variety of topics. Presentation requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date requested. Possible topics include:

  • Career Services Overview

  • How to Choose a Major

  • Resume Writing

  • Cover Letter Writing

  • Job Search Strategies (can be major focused)

  • Interview Strategies

  • Networking Strategies

  • Dining and Business Etiquette

Handshake

Handshake is our online job platform that students can utilize to search for full-time and part-time jobs, on-campus jobs, internships, register for career events and career fairs, meet with our office and more! 

We would like to extend an invitation to any faculty or staff member that would be interested in accessing Handshake. Faculty and staff can utilize Handshake to post jobs for their department, research companies and job postings, look at career fair attendees and more! If you would like to gain access to Handshake feel free to check out our Department Guide on how to do this, or feel free to reach out to our office at 270.809.3735 or msu.careerservices@murraystate.edu

Candid Career

With Candid Career, you have thousands of videos at your fingertips! Learn about different careers directly from those who are in them! 

Visit the Candid Career website.

An internship integrates practical experience with education in a structured, supervised work environment. Internships are available year-round and typically last one semester. They can be paid or unpaid; for class credit (consult academic or faculty advisor for approval) or not. Contact Career Services with any questions: 270.809.3735.

The benefits of participating in an internship are vast. When you intern, you have the opportunity to do the following:

  1. Enhance your resume and be more marketable for the full-time job search

  2. Build your professional network

  3. Expand understanding about your chosen industry or field

  4. Develop general work functions and workplace etiquette

  5. Gain exposure to organizational culture, latest trends, technologies and practices

  6. Develop transferable skills: communication, time management, report writing, customer service, etc.

Learn more about internships.

 

Contact Us

Office of Career Services

phone icon  270.809.3735

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location icon  100 Oakley Applied Science

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Office Hours & Appointments

Office Hours

Fall and Spring
Monday — Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer
Monday — Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Summer: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Walk-In Appointments Available: Resumes, Cover Letters and Basic Questions

Scheduled Appointments

Please schedule appointments on Handshake or call us at 270.809.3735. Scheduled Appointments are required for Major/Minor Counseling, Career Assessments and Mock Interviews.

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