General Information

Struggling to Decide a Major or Career Direction?

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Are you struggling with making a decision about your major? Do you need to declare your major soon? Not sure what career direction you want to take with your major?    The Career Development Center has a program that can help:

Charting Your Career Path

This is a three-part seminar series that focuses on self-exploration for students who are searching for majors and/or careers that would be a good fit for them. The program is designed to help you learn about you through career assessments and discussion around skills, values, interests and personality, in addition to career decision making and goal setting. Get the direction you need to help map out your future!

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The class revolves around discussion and activities. It is a fun way to learn about yourself and major and career directions that would be a good fit for you!

When: Tuesdays during convo hour (11:45 am to 1:15 pm) in October (10/11, 10/18, 10/25)

Cost: $25 to cover the cost of assessments

Registration: Through TommieCareers at Seminars and Events  (log-in with UST NetID and Password)

You must commit to attend all three seminars in order to register. Space is limited, so sign up today!  For more information, please contact Kristen Murphy at kristen.murphy@stthomas.edu

Career Scoop Update

Grad School Virtual Fair & Exploring a Major #USTCareerScoop

NOW is the time to think about summer 2017 and beyond. MANY opportunities are available to interview with employers and graduate schools or meet with employers on campus. Read on for some terrific opportunities in the coming weeks.

If you are considering Graduate School in the near future, take advantage of the Virtual Fair on  Friday, October 7th. Chat with representatives from a variety of graduate degree and professional programs while saving travel time and expenses. Registering ahead of time is important so that candidates can review the information and ALSO express their interest in the schools so that on fair day it is a warm contact.

Charting Your Career Path

This three-part series will focus on self-exploration for students who are searching for majors and/or career options that are a good fit for them. The program is designed to help you learn about yourself through career assessments and discussion around skills, values, interests, personality, decision making and goal setting. Sessions will be held over the convo hour on three consectuve Tuesdays: October 11th – 25th. Register to be a part of this dynamic and engaging seminar.

Interview with Employers

The first On-Campus Interviews of the year begin today!  There are currently 160 positions available. To participate you will need to attend an On-Campus Interviewing Orientation if you have not previously done so.

Optum-United Health Group on Campus This Week

All students are invited to this information and networking session in McNeely 100 on Wednesday, September 28th from 5 to 6 pm to learn more about Optum’s Leadership Acceleration Program (LAP). Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group, a leading health care company currently ranked #6 on Fortune magazine’s top 500 companies in the United States. Dress code is Business casual! RSVP on the Career Development Center Seminars and Events page at www.stthomas.edu/careerdevelopment/events.

International Student Career Resources

The Career Development Center has recently created unique web pages for international students which can be found at www.stthomas.edu/careerdevelopment/students/international. International students are encouraged to access these pages for detailed information regarding internship and job searching in the U.S. Our Resume and Cover Letter Writing seminar for international students will be held this Wednesday, September 28th at 3:30 pm in MHC 124, with more sessions to follow later in the semester.

Get to Know SAM

The Student-Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program is a great resource for learning about careers and connecting with professionals. Alumni mentors provide career advice on networking, job searching, interviewing, balancing obligations and other life-skills to undergraduate students in all academic areas. Matches are assigned in October and the program continues throughout the academic year (although we believe the relationship can last a lifetime). Registration for the 2016-17 program year is available through October 3rd.

Career Conversations this week: (all held in 124 MHC unless noted)

 

Career Scoop Update

On-Campus Interviewing is Starting Soon #USTCareerScoop

Employers are On-Campus: On-Campus Interviewing

Employers will be on campus beginning next week to interview for over 130 internship and full-time positions for spring and summer of 2017. Many of these employers will NOT be returning in the spring, so this is the time to secure positions with many of these Fortune 1000 employers. To participate you will need to attend an On-Campus Interviewing Orientation. If you have already fulfilled the orientation requirement last year, log into TommieCareers and start applying today.

U.S. Bank, UnitedHealth Group & Target coming to Campus Soon

Each semester company representatives come to St. Thomas to present information about their organization and career opportunities. Employers from U.S. Bank, UnitedHealth Group and Target Headquarters will be holding information sessions on-campus late September and early October. More employers will be coming throughout the fall. All students are welcome. RSVP on the Career Development Center Seminars and Events page.

Sign up for an alumni mentor today!

For over two decades, the Student-Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program has been the preeminent undergraduate mentoring program at the University of St. Thomas. Alumni mentors provide career advice on networking, job searching, interviewing, balancing obligations and other life-skills to undergraduate students in all academic areas. Matches are assigned in October and the program continues throughout the academic year (although we believe the relationship can last a lifetime). Registration for the 2016-2017 program year is available through October 3rd. www.alumni.stthomas.edu/SAM

Seminars and Events This Week (all held in MHC 124):

Resumes and Cover Letters That Stand Out: Tuesday, September 20th at 11 am and Thursday September 22nd at 2 pm
On-Campus Interviewing Orientation: Tuesday, September 20th at noon and Wednesday, September 21st at 3:30 pm
Getting Started with LinkedIn: Thursday, September 22nd at 12:15 pm

We are open for appointments and offer daily Pop-In sessions. Call 651-951-6761 or visit MHC 123 to schedule.