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Presentation targeting MSU students to help them understand and search for internship opportunities on-campus and around the mid Michigan area. Career development skills apply to any internship …

Presentation targeting MSU students to help them understand and search for internship opportunities on-campus and around the mid Michigan area. Career development skills apply to any internship search as well as full time job search. Presented to 110 students at MSU Federal Credit Union business etiquette dinner in February 2011.

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  • thank you I’m Bill Morgan… how many of you have had 1 internship? 2 internships? 3 internships? Etc. presentation should reinforce what you already know…
  • Survey: 50% of employers want to see at least one internship on your resume (many want to see 2-3-4-) Survey: 40% more likely to get a full time job offer with internship experience than without Survey: 20% higher starting offer with internship experience than without
  • Best case is to end up with a job offer for when you graduate!
  • it’s okay if it doesn’t work out – clean end for both the student and the employer
  • Finding a relevant internship is hard work
  • your resume tells your story – enough to get you an interview MSU provides a free service – we’re here to help! your search strategy should go beyond just looking in want ads you’ll need to make adjustments and get help as you procede
  • it’s common for employers to ask for references – line them up before handing out contact info! now’s the time to tighten your privacy settings on Facebook – no more party or beach photos, please Linked In = Facebook for people at work Once you set up your LinkeIn account you can join groups like MSU Alumni = Spartans work at a lot of companies out there!
  • in addition to updating your digital profiles it’s a great time to talk about internships and careers with the people you know
  • How many of you have logged in to your My Spartan Career account this year? How many of you enjoy using you’re My Spartan Career? OK, like most job posting sites, it can take time to figure out a way to make it work for your needs Keep in mind: Employers posting on MSC are interested in YOU Keep in mind: Only Spartans can search for and apply to jobs in MSC – Limited Competition!
  • A few tips on how to move up the learning curve Forget your Password?
  • Job search starts with the jobs tab 1,706 jobs posted at 2:31pm Today 510 internships posted => 70% paid internships
  • I recommend trying the advanced search option => more filtering filter for keywords filter for internships filter for miles from a zip code (10 miles from 48824 = MSU area) Set up Search Agents => automatically get emails when new jobs are posted!
  • Tip: Put MSU in the Keyword search box to locate MSU job listings
  • “What advice to you have for an MSU Junior who’s interested in a career in advertising?” Let us talk – we love to talk, listen to our own voices, bask in your admiration… Ask for an Informational Interview => you bring a list of questions and interview the supervisor about the company Have your resume and story ready; research the industry and key companies It’s a two way street => one thing you can offer is to be a “brand ambassador” (I’ll tell my friends to take your class!”)
  • Google Manager in Ann Arbor = “…75,000 applications came in over past few weeks…”
  • Google Manager in Ann Arbor = “…75,000 applications came in over past few weeks…”
  • Research: most people work at small companiesResearch: really small and really big companies are back on track and hiring!
  • There are a lot of great companies right here in mid Michigan – places to look for an Internship!
  • Business associations are a good source for information about local companies – some even post jobs Governments have a lot of employees and often hire interns Colleges also hire students as interns!
  • Many internships are posted on MSC Also look for part time jobs that are relevant to your career interests (Hospitality Management; English; Computer Science) Students need to ask their supervisor about creating an internship opportunity I can help Supervisors with setting up an Internship
  • Your tuition includes access to the MSU Career Services Network We have offices around campus! We’re available online at Career Network . Msu . Edu
  • Think about the skills you’ve developed through school, clubs, sports, jobs, hobbies Think about how these skills can relate to the types of internships you’d like to find Figure out what you want and show your passion => employers are suckers for passion!
  • Finding an Internship can take as much work as finding a full time job The job search skills you develop looking for internships will carry over to help you throughout your career
  • Thank you I’ll post this presentation to my LinkedIn account => I welcome all of you to connect with me on LinkedIn!
  • Transcript

    • 1. finding your internship
      Bill Morgan, Internship Coordinator
      MSU Career Services Network
    • 2. What is an Internship?
      Real world
      Learning
      Relationships
      Connections
      Paid + Unpaid
      Credit + No-Credit
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 3. internship = test drive a careergood career fit
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 4. internship = test drive a careernot so good career fit
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 5. Internship Search = Full Time Job Search
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 6. Preparing for your internship
      prepare resume
      meet with career advisor
      develop a job search strategy
      repeat (refine)
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 7. Preparing for your internship
      References
      Online Personality Scrub
      LinkedIn Profile
      LinkedIn Connections
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    • 8. Building your connections
      Career Services Network advisor
      MSU faculty & staff
      Family
      Friends (they have family, too!)
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 9. Searching for internship postings
      MySpartanCareer.com
      Go Green!
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 10. www.myspartancareer.com
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 11. www.myspartancareer.com
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 12. Advanced Search + Search Agents
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 13. MSU internships = search keyword “MSU”
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 14. Stepping out of your comfort zone
      Asking for advice
      Informational interviews
      • Do your homework
      • 15. Know yourself
      • 16. Offer something in return
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    • 17. “What about Google?”
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    • 18. “…75,000 applications…”
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    • 19. “Where else should I look?”
      Most people work at small companies you never heard of (Fewer than 200 employees)
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    • 20. Getting to know your local companies
      MSU Federal Credit Union
      Biggby Coffee
      Two Men and a Truck
      Jackson National Life
      John Henry Company
      Emergent BioSolutions
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    • 21. Getting to know more local companies
      Liquid Web
      Neogen
      TechSmith, Corp.
      Spartan Internet Consulting
      Demmer
      AutoOwners Insurance
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    • 22. Local connectors you should know…
      LEAP (Lansing Economic Area Partnership)
      Lansing Chamber of Commerce
      Lansing Rotary
      Lansing State Journal
      Lansing Area Capital Gains
      Greater Lansing Business Monthly
      There are more!
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    • 23. Getting to know even more companies!
      Michigan Nonprofit Association
      Mid Michigan Creative Alliance
      Michigan Education Association
      State of Michigan (government)
      City of Lansing, East Lansing
      Michigan State University
      • Internships@State program
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    • 24. Internships@State
      On-campus
      240 departments
      11,000+ student workers
      137 internships
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    • 25. Internships@State
      On-campus
      240 departments
      11,000+ student workers
      137 internships
      RH&S
      Wharton Center
      Physical Plant
      Library
      Advancement
      National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab
      Community Music School
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    • 26. Three points to take home tonight:
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    • 27. Three points to take home tonight:
      Use your MSU Career Services Network
      CareerNetwork.msu.edu
    • 28. Three points to take home tonight:
      Use your MSU Career Services Network
      Get to know yourself
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    • 29. Three points to take home tonight:
      Use your MSU Career Services Network
      Get to know yourself
      It’s worth the extra effort!
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    • 30. Thank you!www.linkedin.com/in/billmorgan231
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