Montana State University
Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services

Montana State University
177 Strand Union Bldg.
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Tel: (406) 994-4353
Toll-Free: 877-777-8489
Fax: (406) 994-5488
careers@montana.edu

Career Coaching/Advising for Alumni

Does your career need a tune-up or a major overhaul, or is it time to simply trade it in on a new one? Montana State University has professional career coachess who can assist you with your current and future career decisions and concerns.

Career Coaching – Alumni who are at least 2 years beyond graduation can receive individual career coaching/advising with a professional career counselor in-person or via telephone. Discuss career concerns, receive critiques of resumes, cover letters, and CVs, or practice a mock interview. The fee is $30 per hour. The first half hour session is free for alumni association members. Call for an appointment (406-994-4353 or 877-777-8489).

Career Assessments- Assessment instruments (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) are available in conjunction with career counseling appointments to facilitate career growth and decision-making.

Career Information - Rutgers University has created an informational web page that lists numerous majors and offers ideas of how they may be utilized in creating a satisfying career path.

Additional sources of useful information include:

Career Destinations Survey: Recent MSU Grads' salary info.
NACE Salary Survey: National Association of Colleges & Employers salary information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Learn about topics such as Nature of the Work, Working Conditions, Employment, Training, Job Outlook, Earnings, Related Occupations, and Sources of Additional Information.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly: Includes articles, summaries, projections and trends, plus more.
ONET: Match your career to your knowledge, skills and abilities, or browse by job family or keyword.
America’s Career InfoNet: Search for occupation, industry, and state information, use interactive tools, view videos, and much more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Provides abundant information and has an easy-to-use index.
Salary.com: Negotiating your salary requirements.
PayScale.com: Get accurate, real-time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, skills and experience.
PaycheckCity.com:  An online collection of paycheck tools.
Free Workshops: Attend a workshop on a relevant topic (e.g., resumes, interviewing skills).