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Career Services

Career exploration and job search preparation are offered on all M State campuses. We are committed to helping you find the right career and providing you with the tools to market yourself to secure employment. Services include:

  • Online Career Coach and My GPS LifePlan
  • Workshops on resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills
  • Career Exploration workshops


Career Exploration

I am unsure of my major/career. What resources are available to help me decide?

M State offers career exploration options to both campus and online students. These can be anything from workshops to in-depth personal assessments. To find out more information on what is available, check out the M State Counseling website.

The Spartan Centers have various resources including:

  • Books on specific careers and occupations,
  • General college information including majors and programs of study,
  • Computers with bookmarked career exploration sites,
  • Staff that can get you started on your self-exploration.

There are also several computerized career exploration and planning sites available and we recommend the following:

Career Coach provides current local data on wages, employment, job postings and associated education and training.

GPS Lifeplan provides several resources to assist you with assessing yourself, exploring careers, and creating a plan to reach your career goals.

O*Net contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The information is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Career One Stop provides assessments for individuals to learn more about preference and an opportunity to research occupations and industries.

ISEEK is Minnesota's comprehensive career, education and job resource.


Career Preparedness

As a student, what campus resources are available for me as I begin to look for employment?

Each of the campuses will be offering workshops that are free and open to any student to attend. Workshops are to include such topics as cover letters, resume development, job search assistance, interviewing techniques and practice. Visit a campus Spartan Center to see what will be offered throughout the academic year.

The Spartan Centers have various resources including:

  • Books on job preparation and job search skills,
  • Computers with bookmarked career preparedness sites,
  • Staff that can assist you with your job preparation and job search.

What online resources are available?

Check out the M State Career and Placement Service website which lists local and regional job opportunities.

Career Coach provides current local job postings and a resume builder.

GPS Lifeplan provides several resources to assist you with marketing yourself and finding a job. provides comprehensive, location-based job postings.

Job Service North Dakota allows for job seekers to search for jobs in North Dakota, to build and post resumes, and to receive new job postings in their inbox. is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) where job seekers can search for jobs in Minnesota. Resumes can be posted to be searched by employers and job seekers can receive email when new job postings meet his/her search criteria.

Vault provides information on what it is really like to work in an industry, company or profession and how to position yourself to land that job. You can search for job openings and research a company, school or industry.

Last modified: December 15th, 2014 at 02:04pm