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Virtual Assistance

Please utilize the chatbot system in the lower-right corner of your screen if you need assistance. Career Services staff are on standby to assist you with your needs. 

Need to Meet with a Career Services Staff Member? Check our appointment options below! 

We offer a variety of different appointment options for students, faculty, staff, and alumni! You can schedule an appointment with us by going to murraystate.joinhandshake.com, email us at msu.careerservices@murraystate.edu or call our office at 270.809.3735. 

Some of the appointments we offer include:

  1. Resume & 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 - Now Open on a Conditional Basis. Please make an Appointment through Handshake! 

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 - No Donations can be accepted at this time due to COVID-19!

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 msu.careerservices@murraystate.edu for donation details!

 

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View Recorded Career Labs & Instructional Videos! 

Looking for recordings of our career labs and other help videos? Check out our YouTube Channel!

You can follow this link: Murray State University Career Services YouTube Channel

-or- 

search "Murray State University Career Services" in the search bar on YouTube!

Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date on our videos! 

Assessments & Resources

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

Assessments

  • 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 & weaknesses, suitable careers, approach to relationships based on personality)

Resources

Candid Career - Learn about different career paths! 

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

Click the "Candid Career" logo to access the website or simply click a video in the widget below!

Employment/Experiential Education

International Students

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

Alumni 

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, go to Employer Information. 

National Student Exchange (NSE)

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 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:

NACE First Destination Survey 2016

Presentation Request

  • Presentation Request
  • 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.
 
Office Hours
Fall & Spring: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Summer: Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Walk-In Appointment Hours
Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Summer: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Walk-In Appointments Available: Resumes, Cover Letters, & Basic Questions
Scheduled Appointments
Please schedule appointments on murraystate.joinhandshake.com or call us at 270.809.3735.
Scheduled Appointments are required for Major/Minor Counseling, Career Assessments, & Mock Interviews. 
 
100 Oakley Applied Sciences Bldg | Murray, KY 42071 | 270.809.3735 msu.careerservices@murraystate.edu
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