Murray State University encourages incoming and current students to check out part-time jobs and internships by offering an array of services located at Career Services in its newly updated location at 100 Oakley Applied Science Building.

Career Services prepares students for job searches with professional document review and career coaching; connects students and alumni to employers through career fairs; provides access to the National Student Exchange program; and makes internship and job postings available via Racer Tracks. Services are now available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Ross Meloan, Career Services director, said, “We have always worked hard to provide up-to-date services to our students and alumni, however, it was hard to provide those services in our last location. Moving the office to the Applied Science Building allows us to engage students who are on their way to or from the student center or class, and being on the first floor ensures that all students can reach us.”

Students should begin utilizing Career Services their freshman year, Meloan notes. “I’m proud of the freshmen who take the initiative to establish a relationship with Career Services early in their college career. They learn how important an internship will be, how to conduct a job search, how to write a résumé and how to explore career options. All of our services are free, so why not start early and use them often,” he said.

To introduce their new facilities, Career Services invites the Murray State family to Chill and Grill, which will take place Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front lawn of the Oakley Applied Science Building. Guests will enjoy free food, drinks and giveaways, and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

“The job search can be stressful. But Murray State students don’t have to navigate it alone. We are available to help,” said Meloan.

Students may access the free resources online (www.murraystate.edu/careerservices) or in the office.

For more information, contact Meloan at (270) 809-3735 or email him at rmeloan@murraystate.edu.

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