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Upcoming Employer Sessions and Career Fairs – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

We are excited to see you return.  It’s been great to have full schedules of appointments and busy pop-in hours.  There are many of you getting yourselves ready for On-Campus Interviews, internship and full-time job searches.  Below are offerings this week in addition to our appointments and pop-in hours.

Further details and registration can be found on seminars/events page of the Career Development website.

Seminars:

Employer Information Sessions:

Employer Information Sessions are a helpful tool to find out more about potential employers and career paths. Find out more on getting the most out of these events.

  • Best Buy: Monday, September 22 5:00 p.m. in MCH 100
  • Target Stores: Thursday, September 25 at noon in JRC 247

Special Events:

Career events and activities for the fall – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, September 15th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Seminars are offered weekly to assist with your internship or job search.  Below is a list of upcoming seminars.  Check the website for registration, location and additional days/times and events being offered.

Other September events

iExplore and iPlan (First-Year and Sophomores)

Get involved!  Be a part of the campus and build your resume by joining a student club related to your major or career field of interest.  Even if you are not sure of your major, club meetings provide a great avenue to explore the major/career with little effort on your part.  The clubs host guest speakers and provide information to assist in your decision making.  Don’t sit back waiting for the “right” answer to drop in your lap, take a step forward by getting involved.  Attend the Activities Fair on Tuesday, September 16 during the Convo hour on the John P. Monahan Plaza (rain site: Woulfe Alumni Hall) to sign-up to be on club email distribution lists.

iFocus and iExcel (Juniors and Seniors)

The opportunity to participate in on-campus interviewing begins soon for full-time positions and internships, including some offered for spring/summer 2015.  You need to attend one of the On-Campus Interviewing Orientations to sign-up for interviews with employers who will be visiting campus in September and October.  Many employers are also sponsoring Employer Information Sessions at UST for students to get more details about their organization and positions offered.  The session dates and times are listed on the seminars/events page of the website and open to all students.

Receive assistance in your career planning – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, September 8th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

As you transition into your new routine with classes, work and life we wanted to remind you of the variety of resources and services available to assist you in your career planning or internship/job search throughout the year.  The services we provide are free, with the exception of testing fees for those students interested in pursuing that option.

Call (651) 962-6761 to schedule an appointment.

Career staff are able to provide individual sessions to discuss:

  • deciding on a major
  • seeking part-time employment
  • internship or job search
  • resume or letter writing suggestions
  • interviewing tips

We also offer the following resources and services:

iFocus and iExcel (Juniors and Seniors)

The opportunity to participate in on-campus interviewing begins soon for full-time positions and internships, including some offered for spring/summer 2015.  You need to attend one of the “Orientation to On-Campus Interviewing” seminars to sign-up for interviews with employers who will be visiting campus in September and October.  Many employers are also sponsoring information sessions at UST for students to get more details about their organization and positions offered.  The session dates and times are listed on the seminars/events page of the website and open to all students.

iExplore and iPlan (First-Year and Sophomores)

As you begin a new academic year, be sure to check out goals specifically developed for First-Year (iExplore) and Second-Year (iPlan) students.

The start of another semester – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Here we go!  It’s the start of another semester as you continue forging ahead to complete your college degree. The Career Development Center offers a plethora of services and resources to guide you along in choosing a major, exploring career options for your major, developing a resume, creating interviewing skills and finding an internship or full-time position.  Call to schedule an appointment, (651) 962-6761 or for daily pop-in hours.

Upcoming Seminars and Events

For a complete list visit our Seminars and Events page.

Resume Writing and Job Seeking Letters:

Interviewing Skills:

On-Campus Interviewing Orientation:

Empowering Multicultural Students for Careers in Medicine:

Get in the loop for upcoming events or last minute offerings.  Choose your social media of choice and connect with us to be in the know. Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Check the Seminars and Events Calendar frequently – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, August 25th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Check out the seminars and events calendar.  As the semester begins there will be a variety of offerings you can attend.  Seminars covering topics such as resume writing and interviewing skills will be presented weekly.  Employers will be conducting information sessions to provide insights into their organization which are open to students of interest and outside organizations will host job/career fairs that we provide location, date and time information for attendance.  Add the events of interest to your calendar or RSVP to attend if requested.

Research career fields – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Are you undecided about your major?  Do you have a major, but not sure what career paths are an option?  The remaining few weeks of summer affords you time to learn more about career fields and college majors prior to starting another semester.  There isn’t one right way to decide; some students choose a major based on coursework they like to study while others look at career options of interest to determine if a specific major is required or preferred to enter the field.

As you explore options you may want to start by reading information about majors or career fields to gain a deeper understanding of the job duties, career progression, interest and personality preferences and required skill set.  A list of related career fields is also provided.  As you learn more about career fields it will give you a perspective into the field and assist in narrowing your options.  The next phase would be to talk with someone in the professions you are considering to get an insiders’ viewpoint. This is called Informational Interviewing.  When conducting an informational interview you ask questions to confirm the research you did provided accurate information about the current market.  If you would like further assistance with your decision call the Career Development Center to schedule a time to meet individually with a Career Counselor by calling (651) 962-6761.

On-Campus Interviewing Starting Soon – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, August 11th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Employers will be coming to campus beginning in mid-September to interview candidates for full-time career positions and internship opportunities.  The start date for these positions ranges from January through summer 2015, so it is imperative to plan ahead. These employers will not be recruiting again in the spring because they fill their vacancies in advance.  To be considered for these interviews on-campus you will need to have attended an On-campus Interviewing Orientation seminar either previously or in early September and have your documents updated as requested in TommieCareers.  A select group of employers will also be holding information sessions this semester to share insights and position information with students.  Be sure to regularly check the events calendar for details on these offerings and read the handout on how to make the most of these sessions.

Need a part-time job or internship? – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, August 4th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Find your next part-time job or internship on Tommie Careers.  The TommieCareers job board offers employers the opportunity to list available positions for students.  You can access them using your UST log-in username and password.  Once on the site use the Job Listing tab and click on TommieCareers.  If you want to narrow your criteria look for the Advanced Search feature to create your unique profile.  The advanced search allows you to select type of position, paid or unpaid, job function and type of industry.  You can also save this search for ongoing use and to have subsequent positions that are posted emailed directly to you.  For further details and information about TommieCareers and how to make the most of this site refer to the documentation from our site.

LinkedIn – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, July 28th, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Last week’s topic was updating your resume.  This week it’s LinkedIn.  The two go hand-in-hand for anyone who is seeking an internship or position.  More recruiters are using social media resources to screen applicants as well as find them! Once you have a professional LinkedIn profile you can use the platform to join groups to connect you to people for networking, conduct an informational interview, find employment and research companies.  Get started with the help of our LinkedIn resources and read more about tips for college students.

Schedule an appointment to have your profile reviewed and learn more about how to effectively use your LinkedIn.

Keep your resume current – #USTCareerScoop

Published on: Monday, July 21st, 2014

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Keep your resume current. Over the summer months you are gaining new experiences and skills that will be of value to future positions. Before you forget what you did and accomplished, polish your resume paying special attention to the skills phrases using key words for your occupational or career interest. Remember to do the same on your LinkedIn profile to have a consistent brand with your application materials. Categories to update could include; internship, study abroad, volunteer, professional development, leadership, technical/lab skills or related course work.

Review the Resume Development Guide the Career Development Center provides for more specific information and sample resumes, stop by during pop-in hours or make an appointment to have your draft reviewed.