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The content and resources on Spartans Helping Spartans may be useful for all Spartans but are primarily developed for those who have already graduated.

There are many resources on campus to assist you during your time at Michigan State as a student. Just a few:

Career Services (Free to students & recent graduates through the 1st year post graduation) – Access to MSU’s “Handshake” system connects students to in-person advising, a job search database, internships & on-campus student employment, on-campus interviews, career fairs, mentoring opportunities, and career advising appointments.

Student/Alumni Engagement – It’s never too early to start building your professional network and engagement with Michigan State. The Alumni Association has created unique opportunities for students to grow, serve, and learn alongside their peers and in connection with alumni.

Academic/Supportive Services – MSU offers access to academic advising, counseling services, support for people with disabilities, tutoring, service-learning opportunities, and many other resources that can assist with a person’s success while enrolled as a student.

Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence – FAME is a resource center for foster youth alumni attending MSU as well as for youth who were in kinship care, have experienced homelessness, or are otherwise independent.

Support for Student Parents – The MSU Student Parent Resource Center offers a supportive environment to obtain information and resources for ALL student parents and their families on and off campus.

Graduate Student Wellness – Whether you’re pursuing a masters, doctoral or graduate professional degree, graduate school can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. To help you navigate your way, the Office of Graduate Student Life & Wellness and this website act as a handbook to graduate student life and wellness at Michigan State University. Here you will find the tools, resources, and programs to not only help you succeed, but have a great experience overall.

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