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Resources for Students and Alumni

These resources are designed to help guide you in your career path. Please make an appointment with a Career Counselor for more tailored assistance.

Handshake Job Search

Welcome to Handshake!

What is Handshake?

Handshake is the online career management platform for Murray State Career Services. 
In addition to being the place where you can search and apply for internships, Co-op, part-time, and full-time jobs, you can also use Handshake to:

  • Upload a resume and complete your online career profile

  • Allow your online career profile and resume to be viewable by employers

  • Keep track of your appointments with Career Services in one location

  • View upcoming local and on-campus career events

  • Research contact information for local and national employers

  • Search for and apply to open positions

Access Handshake today!

Uploading Your Resume to Handshake

We offer a variety of different appointment options for students, faculty, staff and alumni! You can schedule an appointment with us by going to Handshake, email us at or call our office at 270.809.3735

Some of the appointments we offer include:

  1. Resume and Cover Letter Review - Receive one-on-one help with your resume and cover letter

  2. Career Counseling - Basic counseling as it relates to career and educational choice

  3. Major Counseling - Discover what major you should be in or what you can do with your current major

  4. Internship Counseling - Assistance finding internships and filling out paperwork

  5. Job Search - Receive help on finding and searching for the right job

  6. Interview Coaching - Practice your interview skills in a general or customized mock interview

  7. Professional Headshots - Come get your professional headshot taken for free! 

and much more...

Career Closet

Featuring various sizes of slightly-used business professional clothing, Racers have the opportunity to come in and 'shop' for suits, shirts, skirts, blouses, shoes and other accessories. Find something you like? You get to keep it - for no charge! One outfit per student per semester, please.

Please make an appointment on Handshake in order to take advantage of the Career Closet.

Career Closet Donation Guidelines

Thinking about donating to the Career Closet? That’s wonderful!

What we take: Suits, dress shirts, slacks, skirts, blouses, belts and dress shoes

What we don’t take: Casual clothing (sneakers, jeans, yoga pants, t-shirts, etc.) OR formal wear (prom dresses, tuxedos, etc.)

In order to best serve our students, we have the following guidelines for donations:

  • Clothing should be clean

  • Donations should be free from holes/rips/tears

  • Clothing shouldn’t have any stains

  • Shoes should be able to take a shine

  • Given that students will be wearing these clothes to interviews and events, donations should be of recent vintage and appropriate styling

If you have items that align to these standards, contact us at 270.809.3735 or send us an email at for donation details!

Looking for recordings of our career labs and other help videos? Check out our YouTube Channel! Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date on our videos! 

Choosing a major and career path is a process, and there are many resources on campus to help you purposefully navigate this process. 


  • FOCUS 2 (Access Code: racers) This is a self-paced, career and education planning tool that enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results.) 

  • My Next Move (Evaluate interests as they relate to career choice)

  • 16Personalities (Evaluate strengths and weaknesses, suitable careers, approach to relationships based on personality)


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.

Murray State Career Services is excited to help coach our international undergraduate and graduate students in the career development process that includes developing the following for a successful transition to the world of work in the United States and in their home countries:

  • Professional behavior and etiquette

  • Resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter development

  • Interview skills

  • Networking skills

  • Major Selection/Career Exploration

Campus Resources

Resume/CV Assistance

Job Search Assistance

Career Services provides resources and services to assist Murray State Alumni with their job search. Please review the following available resources and contact us as needed:

  • Career Services Events: Attend career fairs and workshops on campus.

  • Career Handbook: Review this comprehensive job search guide.

  • Handshake: Search for job postings and post your resume to connect with hiring employers.

  • Web Resources: Explore additional resources such as tip sheets, job search tips, resume tips and more! 

Consider joining the Murray State Alumni Association as well.

Do you want to hire a fellow Racer?

Through Handshake you can post jobs and internships, screen public resumes, sign-up for on-campus interviews and register for career fairs. Please contact us if you are interested in providing job shadowing, networking and/or training opportunities for Murray State students as well. For more information, visit the Employer Information page. 

National Student Exchange (NSE) Logo

The National Student Exchange program allows Murray State University students to leave Murray State and exchange to another NSE member college or university. The classes taken at the host college or university count towards the student's chosen degree at Murray State so forestalling graduation isn't an issue. The student may pay tuition to Murray State or the host school's in-state tuition rate.

Kentucky residents, your KEES money can assist you with tuition at Murray State while you attend another college or university. Some scholarships can be utilized with this NSE program. Student financial aid is also fully accepted as a financial option with this program.

Learn More:

Career Services staff are happy to present to student groups. Please complete the request, and someone will get in touch with you within 48 business hours.


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.

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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