Information for Employers

MSU has a strong commitment to ensuring all students have equitable access to opportunities and encourage all employers post internship and job opportunities on MSU’s Online Career Management site called Handshake:

New employers can create a Handshake Employer account by clicking on this link:

Once approved, you will be able to post jobs and register for career fairs. 

If your employer already has a Handshake account, please contact Jill Cords, CANR Career Consultant, at or 517-355-0234 as she can assist you in creating a staff log in with the existing employer account. 


Register for the Career Fair

School of Packaging Career Fairs:

Career Fairs are a great tool to connect with students for internships and entry-level jobs.  Annually the School of Packaging hosts two Career Fairs. This year, the following will take place:

Spring Packaging Career Fair: January 24-25, 2024, MSU Kellogg Center - Registration is open on Handshake

Employer registration for the career fairs is online on the Handshake site.  

Build a Brand to Gain Visibility: 

One of the best ways to gain visibility is through connecting with student organizations.  We encourage you to contact student organizations to discuss possible involvement opportunities. You may contact the Packaging Student Organization, Coalition of Packaging Professionals and Academic Connections (CoPPAC) through,  to discuss increasing student engagement and growing your brand on campus.

On-Campus Interviews:

Interviews may be held at MSU Career Services @ the Stadium – the interview suites are free of charge.  Contact Kim Kowalski at 517-884-1302 or to reserve an interview suite.  Once a date is set, you can submit job descriptions on Handshake.  In Handshake, you can collect resumes and set up an interview schedule.

  • The current average starting salary for our undergraduate students is $71,000.  The average rate of pay for packaging interns is approximately $25.00/hour. The range is $16/hr to $40/hr.

Please find additional placement data on the Career Services website:!Packaging%20(CANR)


Register for the Career Fair

For any placement or career fair related questions, please contact:


Angela Brann M.Ed.

Angela Brann M.Ed.

Placement Coordinator/Academic Specialist