General Information

End-of-the-Year Job Search Tips

Are you coming up to the ‘OMG it’s the end of the year and I am graduating’ time?

Some reminders about things you can do to move your job search forward – a checklist:

  1. 1st things first, do you have job targets?   Specific career fields, job functions, industries, sectors, employers of interest?

(Make an appointment with a career specialist if you can’t articulate any of these, call 651-962-6761)

2. Have your resume reviewed by a professional in the Career Development Center

(Call for an appointment or to learn about Pop-in Hours.)

3. Upload your resume in to the Career Development Center’s TommieCareers Resume Books

(Employers that are looking for candidates can find you there.)

4. Connect with relevant professional associations – join before you graduate, attend their events, check website for job listings

(See the Career Resources, Networking section within the Career Center’s website)

5. Identify staffing agencies that can place you in jobs – some focus on specialized careers, e.g. finance/accounting, IT/Engineering, creative, scientific, legal.

(Materials and lists can be found in the Career Development Resource Center, MHC 124)

6. If looking at posting sites, make sure you are viewing those with entry-level positions:

7.  Make a list of employer-organizations of interest to you, research them, their Careers webpage, and network internally.

(The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal regularly publishes lists of the largest organizations, covering many industries. See a Reference Librarian on campus for help researching this source.)

8. Expand your network through LinkedIn.com – Complete a Profile and learn how to connect!

(Career Center staff can help you with all of this!)

Remember, Career Center staff are here to help you hone in on effective job search strategies. We are open all summer and services are available to alumni.  All the best to you!

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Happy May! #USTCareerScoop

As the summer approaches you may find yourself still in the hunt for a job or internship. It’s not too late to find great opportunities to build your resume. The tab on our website Job Search Resources is dedicated to a variety of resources to assist in your search. Tommie Careers has over 1800 opportunities in a wide range of positions and career options. Create a saved search for the listings to come directly to your email by following the outlined directions on the handout.

In addition to job/internship search tactics, Career Counselors are available to meet with you to discuss:

Call us at 651-962-6761 to schedule an appointment or for pop-in hour availability. We are open throughout the summer months.

Best of luck as you head into the final weeks of spring 2016 semester!

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Special Events This Week #USTCareerScoop

Heads-up Science Major/Minors!  A special event, “Exploring Career Pathways in the BioSciences,” has been planned to provide an opportunity for you to hear from a variety of UST alumni who are pursuing career/professional school options. This Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 pm, alumni representing PA, OT, PT, MD, Medical Sales, Counseling, and other fields will be available for roundtable discussions to share their career journey and offer advice to students considering BioScience career options. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6 pm in ASC364. Register to attend.

Seminars offered this week: (all in 124 MHC) register to attend on the website

Off-Campus Opportunities this week:

US Bank Stadium Hiring Fair Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 26, 27, and 28 from 9 am to 7 pm

  • US Bank Stadium, in partnership with The MN Vikings, will be recruiting for the following positions: Food Services, Guest Services, Bar-backs, Bartenders, Housekeepers, Suite Attendants, Security…..and more!

St. David’s Center Job Fair– Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 6:30 pm

  • Seeking mental health professionals, pediatric therapists, autism specialists, early childhood teachers, and in-home support staff

Delaware North Sportsservice Job Fair– Thursday, April 28, 2-7 pm

  • Positions at Target Field for the MN Twins season include: Stand Attendant, Culinary, Dishwasher, Servers/Bussers, In-seat Vendors, and much more! (Sign on bonus for some positions)

Microsoft Retail Recruiting Event- Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 8 pm

  • Represent the brand with a variety of store retail opportunities