Career Scoop Update, Employer Hot Topics, General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

SPECIAL EDITION Career Scoop: 2018 Job Fair Registration is OPEN! #HIRETOMMIES #MNPCFAIR

Registration for the 2018 Minnesota’s Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair is open. This exclusive, once-a-year event allows students the opportunity to network with over 300 organizations representing business, non-profit, social service, engineering, IT and bioscience employers to discuss internship and full-time career positions. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as December 2017 graduates, are eligible to register. Per the rules of the MNPC Consortium, First Year students, Graduate Students, and other Alumni are not permitted to attend.

The event will be held at Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. In 2017, 700 UST students attended this fair to network with employers.

To complete your registration for the fair, follow the steps outlined below:

If you’ve attended the fair in a previous year (2015, 2016 or 2017)

  1. Bring your registration form and $15 payment to MHC 123 and have the person at the Front Desk check the list of previous attendees. Registration is due DECEMBER 18th at 4 p.m.
  2. Remember: Attending an orientation session does not count. If you went to an orientation but did not go to the fair, you must repeat the orientation!

If you have NOT attended a fair previously

1. Attend a short, 30 minute Orientation Session to learn more about the fair and what your responsibilities are as an attendee.

2. Bring the registration form and your $15 payment to MHC 123 by DECEMBER 18TH at 4 p.m.


The fair costs $15 to attend, and payments can be made by cash, check, or Tommie eXpress (we cannot take credit cards or FLEX dollars, sorry!). Students may request a refund of their fee through February 21, 2018.

More Information

For more information about the MNPC Job Fair and orientation sessions, visit

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Job Fair Registration Begins This Week #USTCareerScoop

Orientation sessions and registration for the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair begin this Wednesday, November 15th! In 2017 more than 700 St. Thomas students attended this fair which will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This exclusive, once a year event, allows students the opportunity to network with over 300 organizations representing business, non-profit, social service, engineering, IT and bio-science to discuss internship and full-time career positions. Stayed tuned for a special edition Career Scoop later this week which will cover many more details about registration.

Job Fair Orientation Sessions This Week (MHC 124):
Wednesday, November 15th, 12 – 12:30 pm
Thursday, November 16th, 10 – 10:30 am

Marketing Your International Experience
Tuesday, November 14th, 12 pm, MHC 124

You say you “learned so much” studying abroad. Since strong international experience can set you apart from other job candidates, careful articulation of your skills is essential. Learn how to put your newly learned knowledge and skills to work on your resume and cover letter and at interviews. This is a workshop, so be ready to practice and interact! Co-sponsored with the Office of Study Abroad.

Internship and Job Search Strategies 
Wednesday, November 15th, 3:30 pm, MHC 124

Finding a job or internship takes more than luck! Using certain job search methods can help you find a position faster. Learn techniques that are proven successful.

Career Fairs this Week

Seminars this Week (all held in MHC 124)

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Exploring Healthcare Careers and More #USTCareerScoop

We know this is a busy time for students. Try to find some time to focus on your career management by setting some small goals. Whether you need to start or edit your resume, need some guidance on selecting a major, or want to know how to make a good impression in an interview, we are here for you!

Pre-Health 101

Tuesday, November 7th, 12 pm, MHC 205

If you are thinking about a career in the health professions, but aren’t sure how to prepare, this is the workshop for you! Learn about various health care careers and start planning for your future.

Resumes and Cover Letters That Stand Out

Wednesday, November 8th, 11 am, MHC 124

Does your resume pass the 30 second test? Learn what employers look for when screening resumes. The focus will be to develop a targeted resume that transfers your experiences into marketable skills. Cover letters will also be briefly discussed.

Link & Learn with LinkedIn

Monday, November 13th from 11 am, MHC 124

If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, now is the time to create one. LinkedIn provides a platform for students to become visible to potential employers, gather names for informational interviewing or networking and have access to internship or job postings. If you have a resume completed you often will use similar information to create your profile. LinkedIn goes above and beyond a resume providing a format for you to develop a more in-depth profile with information about your experiences, involvements and skill development.

Use the Career Development Center LinkedIn webpage to learn more about building a profile, connecting with others, and making the most of your profile. Make an appointment for a profile review by calling 651-962-6761.