General Information

Interviewing for an internship or a FT Job? Here are some tips from professional career counselors and employers!

 Preparation Tips from an Employer Perspective

  •  In general, Communication skills are cited by all employers as vital.  So it’s not surprising that when asked how students need to improve their interviewing, employers’ report that candidates need to articulate in detail, with specific examples, how their skills and experiences connect with the position.
  •  Research the company and understand their industry.
  •  Practice answering questions aloud.

As you try to anticipate what you will be asked in the interview, be aware that interviewers will likely try to get at a) what is needed to do the job [read that job description carefully!], and b) general skills needed by everyone in today’s work world……

Top 5 Skills & Qualities desired by Employers

  1.  Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  2. Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
  3. Ability to obtain and process information
  4. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  5. Ability to analyze quantitative data

NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers) Job Outlook 2014-2015

Basically, your job-interviewjob is to understand the position description, articulate why you are interested, and prove your worth by telling memorable stories that bring to life your skills and strengths.

How Career Development Center staff & resources can help:

  • Attend an Interviewing Skills Seminar
  • View the Interviewing section of Career LibGuides.
  • Make an appointment with a career specialist to discuss your questions or ask for a Mock Interview – Call 651-962-6761.

People expect interviews to be nerve-wracking, but thorough preparation and putting it all in perspective (“I’m having a conversation with someone about what they need, what I’ve done, and what I am capable of doing.”) really helps alleviate those nerves!

Career Scoop Update

March seminars, events, and declaring a major – #USTCareerScoop

Career Scoop from the UST Career Development Center

…from the Career Development Center

Seminars offered this week

All held in 124 MHC

Declaring a Major

It is nearing the time when sophomores (45+ credits) will need to declare their major before registering for fall ’14 classes. Are you still exploring major field ideas? To gain further insight into yourself and compatible career field options or majors schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor to discuss testing, researching careers, gaining related experience to build your resume. Call 651-962-6761 to schedule a time. We ARE open spring break week!

Special Opportunities:

Take a Tommy to Lunch Program

Get matched with an alumni in your major/career field area and meet, usually over the lunch hour, during the spring semester. Alumni share their professional expertise and career wisdom while networking with current students. One-time commitment. Register by March 5.

MN Timberwolves & Lynx – Working in Sports Workshop

Saturday, March 7

The full day will include key note speakers, panels, breakout sessions, and more! Not only will you gain access to incredible knowledge, but you will be put directly in front of our hiring managers for the 2015 Lynx season. All questions can be directed to: Heather Boutin at There is an enrollment fee of $50. Reserve your spot now

Zoo Careers

Wednesday, March 11, 9:00-3:30

Learn about science careers and receive advice about how to prepare for the future. Zoo professionals will recommend college programs, emphasize how volunteering and related work experiences can make an impact, and describe what they do in their day-to-day activities. MN Zoo, Apple Valley, MN. Cost of $35.00

Career Fair

Sponsored by the UST Opus College of Business MBA Office on Wednesday, March 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Event is free and open to undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. A list of companies and a link to the on-line registration form can be found at

Job Postings and Career Updates

Thinking of a summer internship or job? Check out the postings on TommieCareers.

Keep current with our office updates and career related topics by connecting with us on our Facebook page, LinkedIn and Twitter.

General Information

Interview on campus for internships and jobs!

If you think that working for a larger corporation sounds attractive, then you should check out the Career Development Center’s On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Program.

Each fall and spring semester, employers come to campus to conduct 1st round interviews for summer internships (or accounting tax season), and full-time jobs for graduating seniors.

To learn about what types of positions and what employers to expect, attend an Orientation to On-campus Interviewing Seminar.  Details can be found within the OCI webpage,   Students only have to do this Orientation once.

Application deadlines for Spring interviews continue to fall almost daily through mid-end of March – so don’t wait!  Get connected!

Questions?  Call 651-962-6761.