Help yourself to a better career
Career Center helps students develop their career skills by providing tools and guidance, and creating opportunities. Career Center can support you as you choose a goal, create a career plan, and master tools to manage your career development.
Career Center provides free access to these tools for students to explore options, search for jobs and internships, and develop their career competencies:
Shake hands with your future employer
Handshake is Metropolitan State’s online job board and career management platform that connects students to employers. Build your profile and make it visible to connected companies. Currently enrolled students have an account ready when they log in with their StarID@go.minnstate.edu and password. For alumni who want access to Handshake, contact the Career Center.
Plan your process for career success
Focus 2 helps students assess their current state of career readiness and create a training program to develop career competencies. Work interest assessment results are matched to over 1000 occupations so you can see the possibilities that your interests and strengths provide you. (Requires account registration; use access code metro when prompted.)
Apply your major to your future
What Can I Do With This Major? helps you learn about different majors and their typical career paths. Use WCIDWTM’s information sheets on hundreds of academic majors to see outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. (No login required.)
Learn from the experiences of others
Candid Career is a way to explore careers. Similar to YouTube, Candid Career provides a storehouse of thousands of 1- to 3-minute informational video interviews with professionals in a wide variety of careers and backgrounds. (No login required.)
Build your professional network
Metropolitan State University Career Center, our LinkedIn group, is an online forum for employers, students, and alumni to keep in touch with the Career Center and each other. A free LinkedIn account maintains your professional contacts and advertises your capabilities and achievements to the world—and helps connect you with opportunities.