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Honors College Student Explores Overlap in Career Fields

Honors College student Sadie Mrakuzic spent the summer interning at TalentLaunch, where she was a talent acquisition intern.

Her internship took place remotely in Alliance, Ohio only 25 minutes away from her hometown. While working at TalentLaunch, Mrakuzic learned mostly about the process of recruiting for jobs.

“The internship made me realize this is not something I want to pursue long term, but it has still taught me a lot in the meantime about business, workplaces, and the fields of recruiting and HR,” she said. “I enjoy the people aspect of recruiting, but I think long term I want to go into school counseling.”

This is not her first introduction to the realm of counseling as she thoroughly enjoys her position as a career peer for the College of Social Science. Which gave her the opportunity to advise fellow undergraduate students and explore her passion for helping others.

Mrakuzic is a third-year student and plans to graduate summer 2023 with a bachelor’s in public policy and psychology.

“I actually started as an urban planning major, but I wanted to find a way to make a real and lasting difference,” she said. “Once I got to MSU, I thought public policy would be the best way to do this, but I also wanted to pursue my interest in psychology and find ways to combine them.”

She has participated in a multitude of on-campus extracurriculars and activities to do so including: the Honors College Service Club, MSU Rotaract, Honors Students Actively Recruiting (H-STAR), University Activities Board, Honors College First Year Council, and Psi Chi Honor Society.

She is the President of Psi Chi Honor Society and the vice president of philanthropy for MSU Rotaract. She has also previously interned for AmeriCorps Vista.

Mrakuzic recommends Honors students join programs such as Honors Students Actively Recruiting (H-STAR), Honors College Activity Board (H-CAB), and First Year Council because they have proven to be amazing opportunities to network and make connections.

“The Honors College has really opened up doors for me that have enabled me to not only get this internship, but has also helped propel me in my career,” she said. “I really like all the opportunities that I get. I’m not in a professorial assistantship program or anything like that, but I’ve still done research and feel like it’s just such a great community.”

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