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Recruit your talent at Broad.

The career management team at Broad will partner with you to develop a customized plan to establish, grow or maintain your company’s presence with Broad’s MBA, master’s and undergraduate students. Engage with your prospective employees via campus opportunities, virtual recruitment and in-person interviews.

Build a Presence

Our employer relations team within the Lear and Graduate Career Management Center supports all Broad students: Full-Time MBA, specialty master’s and undergraduate. We are well prepared to build connections between our exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and employers looking to raise the level of talent in their organizations.

Your Brand on Campus

Looking for innovative ways to enhance your campus recruiting efforts? Beyond traditional recruiting activities such as job postings and career fairs, MSU offers a wide variety of other opportunities to personalize your strategy and enhance your organization’s visibility on campus. Meet with one of our recruiting managers to have a strategic, customized branding session to maximize your return on investment on campus. Contact lear@broad.msu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Recruitment Strategies

Recruitment strategies to engage with our students can include:

  • Utilize Handshake to post job opportunities (internship, part-time, full-time, etc.)
  • Set up company information tables and information sessions at Broad
  • Conduct special topic presentations, such as Lunch n’ Learns
  • Take part in one of our events, such as Project Green & White or Spring Break Corporate Tour
  • Schedule an information session to formally or informally present detailed information about your firm
  • Hold office hours to allow students to drop in for informal discussions one-on-one or in small groups
  • Participate in on-campus career fairs
  • Connect with student organizations for function- or industry-specific activities, or even to sponsor football tailgates
  • Volunteer for career development activities, including mock interviews and career exploration events
  • Sponsor an invitation-only event or a trek to your company
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Recruitment Opportunities

Annual Career Fairs

MSU Career Days (Business)

MBA Career Networking Reception

Business Analytics/Marketing Research Fall Career Fair

Finance Association Career Fair

Diversity Career Fair

Supply Chain Management Career Fair

AIS/Accounting Career Fair

On-Campus Interviews

We make interviewing at Broad easy by coordinating all of the logistics and scheduling.

  • Use our online recruiting system (Handshake) to select dates, determine your interview schedule and submit job descriptions.
  • Schedule the date(s) that best suit your needs.

Virtual Recruiting

Many companies conduct at least some of their recruiting activities remotely to save time or reduce travel. If you don’t already have an account, sign up for Handshake today at no cost.

  • Create customized resume books according to your specific needs. This includes access to all of our undergraduate and master’s programs.
  • Post a position.
  • Conduct an information session webinar about your company.
  • Interview via phone, Skype or other video conferencing tools

Upcoming Events

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handshake logo

Handshake is our online recruiting platform that connects MSU students with employers and alumni. Handshake offers a variety of powerful tools for employers:

  • Multi-school job posting
  • Powerful applicant filtering
  • On-campus recruiting schedules
  • Career fair management
  • Employer event hosting
  • Optimized mobile experience

Handshake Help Center

Handshake Training

Recruiters @ Broad

Auto-Owners Insurance

Why does Auto-Owners Insurance recruit at Broad? Steve Bohus says it’s because Broad students make business happen.

Stryker

Why does Stryker recruit at the Broad College of Business? Because Broad is focused on helping students to succeed in the real world.

General Motors

Why does GM recruit at the Broad College of Business? David Wenner credits the rankings and prestige of the college.

Bosch

Why does Bosch recruit at the Broad College? Janelle Hawes wants global thinkers, which is what students at Broad become after four years.

Plante Moran

Why does Plante Moran recruit Broad College students? Sarah Hurst hires Spartans for their excellent business acumen.

C.H. Robinson

Why does C.H. Robinson recruit at Broad? Natalie Dillon believes it’s because of the Broad College’s Global Sales Leadership Society.

Prepare for Your Visit

Before You Arrive

  • Plan Ahead

    Requests for interviews, sessions, tables and practice interview spaces start as early as May, which can result in our space reaching capacity quickly. Contact our office at lear@broad.msu.edu to check on availability and reserve space. Please consider the off-site options below if your preferred dates are unavailable.

    Off-Site Interview Options

  • Shipping

    Packages and material shipped to the Lear Center and MSU are organized by event type:

    • Career fairs: Your Handshake registration page will provide specific shipping instructions depending on the career fair, location and event organizer.
    • On-campus events: We will hold packages temporarily in the Lear Center for your on-campus event. Please note, we have limited storage space and will only hold your materials until your scheduled event. If you have a heavy or irregular shipment or multiple packages being sent, contact the Lear Center prior to shipping. All materials should be addressed to:

    ATTN: Lear Career Center
    Owen Graduate Hall
    735 East Shaw Lane, Room W114
    East Lansing, MI 48825

    For return shipping instructions, see “Checking Out” section below.

    Note: we do ask that you please ship packages directly to the various locations on campus where you intend to use them. We cannot provide timely transportation of materials for you.

  • Travel Guide

    The Michigan State University visitors’ page includes information on local airports, taxi and rental cars, hotels, shopping and food, popular destinations and more.

    Michigan State University is within driving distance from several airports:

  • Directions

    Lear Center

    The Lear Center is located at:

    Owen Graduate Hall
    735 E Shaw Ln
    East Lansing, MI 48825

    See on MSU Campus Map

    Driving Directions to MSU

    Printable Directions to Lear with Parking Map

    Graduate Career Management

    The Graduate Career Management offices are located at:

    Eppley Center
    667 N Shaw Ln Rm 215
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    See on MSU Campus Map

  • Parking

    Wharton Center Ramp

    Parking is available adjacent to the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in the Wharton Center parking ramp, ramp 3. Parking at the Wharton Center ramp is a 5-7 minute walk from Owen Graduate Hall or Eppley Center.

    Visiting recruiters will have their parking ticket validated by career management.

    See on MSU Campus Map

    Shaw Ramp

    You may also choose to park in the Shaw parking ramp, ramp 1, where metered parking is available. The ramp is located directly across from the Eppley Center on Shaw Lane. Metered spaces are $1.50 per hour.

    Graduate Career Services is located in the Eppley Center, and the Lear Center is located in Owen Graduate Hall in room W114.

    Walking Directions from the Wharton Center Parking Ramp

    1. Use the elevator or stairs closest to your vehicle.
    2. Exit the north side of the ramp facing Shaw Lane.
    3. Cross Shaw Lane and proceed west/left.
    4. Cross Bogue Street toward the Eppley Center.
    5. Enter the four-story sandstone-colored section of the building.
    6. Take the elevator to the second floor.
    7. Follow the signs to the MBA Career Services Center in Suite 211 (left from elevator).

    Lear Center Location and Parking

Checking In

We suggest you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to your first scheduled interview or event, and check in at the front desk.

  • Business Cards

    When checking in for an interview, please have a business card with you. We utilize your business card upon request to provide information to students who had interviews with you. Students can then follow up with you for further questions/comments and to send a thank-you letter.

  • Schedules

    If you utilized Handshake to build your interview schedule, we will provide copies to you upon checking in. If you built your schedule outside of Handshake, you will need to provide us a copy for our records.

During Your Stay

  • Recruiter’s Lounge

    A Recruiter’s Lounge is available to you during your stay. It provides a place for you to purchase snacks and beverages, eat lunch and store refrigerated items. Please note that the Recruiter’s Lounge is a public break room available to all staff and employers.

  • Ordering Food

    Recruiters participating in practice interviews will have lunch provided by the Lear Center. For all other interview schedules, up-to-date local delivery menus can be found in each interview room. There are also a number of on-campus options close to the Broad College:

    There is no need for a dining plan when visiting residential dining locations. All locations are open to the public and accept cash, Spartan Cash and credit cards.

  • Wi-Fi

    Wireless internet is available in our classrooms and interview rooms.

Checking Out

Before leaving, please stop by the front desk. We will be able to validate your parking, assist with shipping and process any no-shows.

  • Parking

    We will validate your parking for you if you parked in the Wharton Center parking ramp, ramp 3. Please bring your ticket to the front desk.

  • Return Shipping

    If you would like to ship items, please contact a carrier of your choice and schedule a time for the carrier to pick up the package from the Lear Corporation Career Services Center, located at:

    Owen Graduate Hall
    735 East Shaw Lane, Room W114
    East Lansing, MI 48824

  • No-Shows

    Please inform us of any student who did not show up for a scheduled on-campus interview. We will follow up with the student and begin our Late Cancellation and No-Show Policy & Process. This excludes “Room Only” schedules.

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Interview and Job Acceptance Policies

No-Show/Late Cancellation Policy

Late cancellations or missed interviews are a hindrance to student success and leave a negative impact on Michigan State University and its relationships with employers. The following policy addresses this concern and the serious implications resulting from a late cancellation or a no-show.

No Show/Late Cancellation Policy

Falsification of Information Policy

Students registering and submitting resumes on Handshake certify that the information is truthful and accurate.

Falsification of Information Policy

Employment Offer Policies

Michigan State University and the Broad College of Business understand that the recruiting process consists of stringent deadlines for both the employer and students. It is the University’s position that students make the best decisions when offered the opportunity to evaluate all of their options and seek appropriate counsel.

Employment Offer Policies

Renege Policy

A job acceptance is a major commitment to a new employer. Students should only make this type of commitment if they intend to honor it. Reneging is accepting a job offer from a second company while declining an already accepted job offer from the first company. This can severely damage a person’s reputation, not only in the short term, but also for the duration of a career. Reneging also has negative implications on the university’s relationships with the affected employer and can affect opportunities for other MSU students. The university does not sanction a renege situation on students’ parts for any reason. Students are encouraged to carefully review the reneging policy before accepting any job offers.

Renege Policy

Code of Conduct

Recruiters are obliged to behave in a respectful manner towards the Lear Corporation Career Services Center student assistants and staff, to help maintain a climate of friendliness and harmony, and to strictly refrain from any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment or victimization.

All recruiters are expected to treat other visitors in the center as fellow professionals. It is important to respect others’ work and efforts.

All recruiters should treat the Lear Center’s property, whether material or intangible, with respect and care. Lear Center equipment must not be misused or used frivolously. When leaving a space, it is encouraged to leave things in a manner better than originally found.

Closing time is 5 p.m. Please be prepared to exit at this time. Most nights, our student assistants are closing the Lear Center and need to leave to attend to their studies. We would like to be respectful of their time. If you need to debrief with your team, there are locations in the Broad College of Business that can be utilized after hours. Please inquire with the staff.

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Classroom Partnership Opportunities

Enhance your campus recruiting efforts at the Broad College of Business with one of our partnering units serving undergraduate students.

Residential Business Community (RBC)

Dedicated to creating a residential academic experience to promote, enhance and support a diverse group of students in their academic, personal and professional growth as business students in a diverse and multicultural world.

The RBC prepares students to be business leaders and encourages their professional development throughout their college experience. This community living experience also assists students in acquiring the relational skills necessary to succeed and lead in today’s global society.

Through a seamless environment of academic and experiential learning activities, students develop business leadership competencies in a collaborative, inclusive and multicultural environment.

  • BUS 101 is a freshman seminar. In this course, students explore their interests with interactions between business and academic professionals, laying the foundation of skills and knowledge for success in business.
  • BUS 102 is a career seminar for freshman RBC students designed to assist in the exploration of professional fields in business as well as to introduce students to available career services.
  • The International Student Career Certificate (ISCC) program is for freshman and sophomore international students who are in or will be applying to the Broad College and who are looking to develop their career readiness.
  • BUS 201 is an advanced version of the BUS 101 and 102 courses. Topics that are addressed include: multicultural competence, professional decision making and identity development, career strategies, working in a diverse team and developing professional mentor relationships.

Learn More about RBC

Multicultural Business Programs (MBP)

MBP provides continuing student support to help ensure graduation, with individualized academic advising, tutoring, and career development. Companies participate in a number of different ways through MBP, investing time teaching, inspiring and mentoring MSU students.

Generous corporate support makes the following programs possible:

  • Summer Business Institute
  • Multicultural Business Tutorial Program
  • Multicultural Business Success Academy
  • The Black History Month Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition
  • MBP student organizations

Learn More about MBP

Contact Information

  • Lear Corporation Career Services Center
  • Owen Graduate Hall
  • 735 East Shaw Lane, Room W114
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • Phone: (517) 432-0830
  • Fax: (517) 432-0950
  • Graduate Career Management
  • Eppley Center
  • 667 N Shaw Ln Rm 215
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 432-6500
  • Fax: (517) 353-1649
  • Field Career Services Coordinator
  • Naomi Neilsen
  • Phone: (517) 432-6161