This alumni let us know how helpful our staff was to her during her time at UST, so we asked if she would contribute her ‘testimonial’ via our Career Center Blog. Here is what Adrienne had to say:
The University of St. Thomas Career Center was a huge resource for me throughout my college career. I utilized career development professionals for resume help when I barely knew what a resume was, and I went in for pop-in hours to perfect it. They knew how to make my resume stand out.
While my friends from other schools were struggling to find opportunities for employment, I had the opportunity to apply for positions at all of the major employers in the area through the St. Thomas website and the On-campus Interview Program, and the interviews were a two-minute walk from my apartment!
The Career Center hosts on-campus interviewing, giving me countless opportunities to interview with the top MN firms and companies right outside my door. I was an Accounting major, and virtually all of the Twin Cities accounting firms interview students on campus. With the help of the Career Center, I was able to stand out as poised, polished, and prepared. I received a total of 6 internship offers during my time at St. Thomas.
I had very limited interviewing experience, so I went in for interviewing tips before interviews. The Career Center taught me the STAR method for answering questions, advised me how to articulate my experiences, taught me how to act and dress professionally, and gave me interviewing practice in a comfortable environment that allowed me to gain confidence for real interviews.
The UST Career Center prepared me for the “real world” in important ways that classes can’t. I am now successfully employed in Mergers and Acquisitions, and I couldn’t have done it without the UST Career Center.
By Adrienne Brausen, Accounting, Class of 2015
(Name used with permission.)