The Career Development Center wishes you safe travels, good eating, and relaxing times with family and friends during this Thanksgiving week.
Seminars this week:
- Job and Internship Fair Orientation– Tuesday, November 25 at 12:30 pm in 124 MHC. If you have not previously attended a Fair, you will need to attend this seminar before registering for the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair.
With some of your “down” time over the holiday weekend you could…
- View our YouTube channel for videos on a variety of career and job search topics, including Job Fair, liberal arts in the workplace, LinkedIn how-to webinar, elevator speeches and more.
- Research career fields and job titles to explore job qualifications, required education, job outlook, and compensation.
- Develop or update your LinkedIn profile and then increase your connections and join groups for networking. Be sure to join our group, Alumni Sharing Knowledge.
It’s becoming more and more competitive out there – and I don’t mean among job seekers. Employers are competing with each other in an increasingly tight job market where college grads are highly desired. How are you competing? Benefits are ways you can set yourself apart from your competition.
Below is a summary of the results of the annual survey of graduating college seniors, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
“When considering jobs and employers, which benefits do college graduates value most? They most want more than two weeks of vacation and tuition reimbursement for advanced education, according to results of NACE’s 2015 Student Survey.” Additional benefits of high value include: a company-matched 401(k) program, 100 percent employer-paid medical insurance, and guaranteed annual salary increases.
I thought it notable that the top two desired benefits are consistent with what we know are values of this tail end of the Millennial Generation – Life/Work Balance and interest in continuous learning and growth.
The Class of 2015 Student Survey, was administered to 39,950 students at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels through NACE’s college members from February 11, 2015, to April 30, 2015. The focus of the survey report is the 9,184 bachelor’s degree students who indicated that they would be graduating—or already had graduated—during the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Source: NACE Spotlight Article, Sept. 2015
Registration for the 2016 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, seniors, including December 2015 graduates, are eligible to register.
The event will be held at Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. In 2015 over 630 UST students attended this fair.
Students who have attended the Fair previously can stop by the Career Development Center, 123 MHC, to complete a registration form and pay. Students who have not attended the Fair will need to attend a quick 30-minute Job and Internship Fair Orientation session. More information about the MNPC Job Fair and orientation sessions can be found at www.stthomas.edu/careerdevelopment/fair.