The Careers Collaborative was launched in 2014 through private gifts from Michael and Kathy Bosco matching state and federal funds in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). The Collaborative focuses on strengthening leadership with a focus on career transition for MSU students with disabilities. RCPD welcomed a new vocational counselor this academic year, Mallory Godin. Mallory has been working with RCPD students to explore careers, hone employment skills, and secure internships and employment.
This spring, the Collaborative will be hosting and promoting a variety of events:
Internship Workshop: January 15, 3-5pm, 317 Bessey Hall
So, you picked your major, now what? Are you wondering what you can do with your degree? Do you want to gain a better understanding of your major and the requirements you need to graduate? Are you wondering what an internship is? Is an internship one of your requirements for graduation? Whatever it is, please make time to attend the first annual internship workshop. This workshop will walk you through your major and the requirements you need to graduate. You will also have a better idea of what careers are out there and apply to a few during the workshop. An internship is a great opportunity to try out a job and gain experience to add to your resume. Many employers look at your experience prior to hiring you. Make sure you are set up for success and attend this interactive workshop. BYOD- bring your own device if you prefer, not mandatory.
In preparation for the Diversity Career Fair being held on January 21st from 3-6pm at the Breslin Center, please join the Careers Collaborative for a Career Fair Prep session hosted by Mikhail Filipovitch of Upbound at Work. You will receive help preparing and refining your “elevator speech” for potential employers and get assistance with resume revisions, as well as learn about common recruiter questions and tips for disability disclosure.
The Diversity Career Fair is Michigan State University's premiere diversity career event hosting employers of all industries. Open to all students, this fair is strategically focused to attract racial, ethnic minorities and other minoritized student populations of all majors who are interested in full-time, part time, internship, and co-op opportunities
MSU Federal Credit Union Career Prep Mixer: February 6, 5:30-8pm, MSU Union Lake Huron Room (RSVP with MSUFCU here AND RCPD here!)
Enjoy appetizers and desserts while learning the ins and outs of networking to prepare you for upcoming career fairs, interviews, and professional events, all while making new connections with other students and professionals. You will also learn more about the dos and don’ts of resume writing, followed by tips on how to use LinkedIn to find the internship or job of your dreams. The cost is $10 which includes raffle tickets, food and more. If you need assistance with the cost of this event please contact Mallory Godin, Careers Collaborative counselor, at email@example.com. Please RSVP on MSU FCU’s website as well as with RCPD.
Disclosure in the Workplace Workshop: February 19, 4-5pm, 314 Bessey Hall (RSVP here!)
Do have questions regarding when and if to disclose your disability to an employer? Do know about your rights to reasonable accommodations in the workplace? Please make time to come and hear Stacy Hickox, J.D. speak about effective strategies for employees to obtain accommodations while avoiding potential stigmatization.
Careers Collaborative Resume Workshop: March 10 3-5pm, 217 Bessey Hall (RSVP here!)
Need some advice on your resume? Your resume often provides your first impression with employers. Attend our workshop to ensure your resume is up to date and professional, especially if you plan to attend the Spring Career Fair on March 11&12 (info below)!
Spring Career Fair: March 11 and 12, 3-6pm, Huntington Club - Spartan Stadium (More info here and on Handshake)
The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Workshop Series! Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm, February 18 - March 31 OR Mondays 6:00-7:30pm, March 9 - April 13 (RSVP Here!)
Do you want to improve upon your job readiness skills? Are you going to be looking for employment soon? Do you have questions about what you might experience on the job? Are you wanting to dust off your job readiness skills before that first interview? Whatever employments skills you are looking for, this may be the workshop for you!
If you are interested in learning more about the Careers Collaborative or would like to be connected with Mallory, fill this form or contact your RCPD Ability Access Specialist! We hope to see you at these events!