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Take your career to the next level.

The Russell Palmer Career Management Center at the Broad College of Business provides world-class career coaching and education to Broad MBA and Specialty Master’s students. Our mission is to help you build a comprehensive strategy that bridges your career goals to your professional reality.

Services and Resources Offered

One-on-One Career Advising

As a Broad master’s student you will be assigned a career advisor based on your program, professional goals and functional interest to provide support including the following:

  • Exploring career options and establishing goals
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Job offer management and negotiation
  • How to schedule an appointment

Career Management Coursework

Formats range from lectures and panels by career professionals, to workshops and a for-credit career management class (Full-Time MBA). The following topics will be worked on at new student orientation and throughout the school year:

  • Navigating on-campus and off-campus job searches
  • Developing a personal value proposition
  • Resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn
  • Mock interviews
  • Function and industry exploration

Empowerment Closet Clothing Rentals

The Palmer Center and Multicultural Business Programs offer professional attire for rent to all MSU students through the Empowerment Closet.

Employer Engagement Services

The Palmer Center provides connections between students and employers through a variety of opportunities, both in-person and virtual. Click here to learn more about our employer engagement opportunities.

Deloitte Foundation Interview Suite

Interview suites are available to students to reserve for professional interviews only. The interview suite is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. To reserve an interview suite, email palmer@broad.msu.edu the following information:

  • Date/Time of Interview
  • Company Name

Virtual Resources

Broad offers a comprehensive set of online resources:

  • Videos and webinars covering a wide variety of career topics from industry-leading professionals.
  • Access to Handshake, our online recruiting system, to apply to job postings, distribute your resume and search job postings.
  • CareerLeader, a self assessment tool to help focus your career aspirations.
  • VMock, an artificial intelligence resume review platform to help you refine your resume before meeting one-on-one with a career advisor.

PALMER PEER COACH PROGRAM - MEET THE COACHES!

Full-Time MBAs are assigned a second-year MBA coach to provide personalized feedback and advice. This includes resume and cover letter reviews, elevator pitch practice and sharing of insights from their personal experiences.

Aditya Bapat

Matthew Brady

Amy Brothers

Bryce Chatman

Michelle Chen

Implementing your job search

Over 600 companies from across the globe recruit at Michigan State. The career management team at Broad provides you with numerous opportunities and venues to connect and interview with them.

Employer Events

  • Information sessions and presentations
  • Meet and Greets or Office Hours
  • Practice interviews: phone, virtual or in-person
  • Company treks
  • Case competitions

Career Fairs

Virtual Recruiting

Networking with Broad Alumni

  • Alumni career panels and orientation panel throughout the year
  • Annual MBA Homecoming Weekend
  • Broad Connect

Broad produces MBAs who are ready to make business happen, and the results show. The career management team takes pride in the success we achieve connecting our students to opportunities in companies across the globe.

Interview and Job Acceptance Policies

No Show/Late Cancellation Policy

Late cancellations or missed interviews are a hindrance to your success and leave a negative impact on Michigan State University and our 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 Guidelines

Renege Policy

A job acceptance is a major commitment to your new employer. You should only make this type of commitment if you 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 your reputation, not only in the short-term, but also for the duration of your career. Reneging also has negative implications on the university’s relationships with the employer and can affect opportunities for other MSU students. The university does not sanction a renege situation on your part for any reason. Please carefully review the reneging policy before accepting any job offers.

Renege Policy

  • Russell Palmer Career Management Center
  • Minskoff Pavilion
  • 651 N Shaw Ln Rm M120
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 432-0830