Career Scoop Update

Employers Attending the Job Fair #USTCareerScoop

Job and Internship Fair

Job and Internship Fair registration continues this week. Still on the fence about whether or not to attend? Check out the current list of employers registered to be there. We expect more employers (and students!) to register in the weeks leading up to February 21st, the absolute deadline to register.

Attend a mandatory orientation session if you have never attended the Fair:

Wednesday, January 17th  at 12 pm in MHC 124
or
Friday, January 19th at 10 am in MHC 124

The event will be held at Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and is open to current sophomore, junior, and senior students, as well as December 2017 graduates.

Upcoming Seminars: (all held in 124 MHC)

Job and Internship Fair Success Tactics – January 17th at 1 pm

Job and Internship Fair Success Tactics – January 23rd at 10 am

Effective Interviewing – January 24th at 11 am

Resumes and Cover Letters that Stand Out – January 24th at 1:30 pm

Appointments and Pop-In hours are available throughout J-Term. Call 651-962-6761 for availability.

Private College Job and Internship Fair

Get Prepared for the Fair! #HireTommies

If you are going to the 2017 MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair in February, you should be preparing now! Here are some great upcoming events to help you get ready!

Plan to attend the following:

  1. Job Fair Insiders’ Tips on Thursday, February 8th at noon in Woulfe Alumni Hall-ASC. A panel of employers and past student participants will share tips and insights about how to prepare for the fair and ways to make the fair a successful experience. Register HERE!
  2. Reps and Resumes February 23rd (8am-6pm), 26th (8am-10pm) and 27th (7:30am – 12pm) – Representatives from Undergraduate Student Government will be in the Library to help you print your resumes for the fair! Get 20 free pieces of resume paper, compliments of USG!

TIP #5


Your resume should be in the final draft stages and ready to send/post to employers. Refer to page 15 in your packet for ideas on resources available through our office to assist you with the development of your resume. When your resume is complete, post it on the www.mnpcfair.org website (see the Student Menu for the link) where employers attending the event will have access to your information and may contact you for an interview.

If you’ve never written a resume or yours needs significant updating, join us for an in-person resume seminar, or watch the online webinar to get started!

TIP #6


Student who have attended the fair in the past strongly recommend applying in advance. It really works! NOW is the time to research employers (refer to pages 13-14 in the “I’m Going to the Fair” packet) and apply directly to employers who are accepting resumes in advance of the Fair. Refer to page 15 in your packet for what to include in the letter to employers.

Upcoming Seminars: (all held in 124 MHC)

Link and Learn with LinkedIn – January 10th at 12:30

Job and Internship Fair Success Tactics – January 17th at 1:00

Job and Internship Fair Success Tactics – January 23rd at 10:00

Effective Interviewing – January 24th at 11:00

Resumes and Cover Letters that Stand Out – January 24th at 1:30

Appointments and Pop-In hours are available throughout J-Term. Call 651-962-6761 for availability.

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Add Research to Your Resume #USTCareerScoop

How can you stand out to an employer or graduate school? Add research to your resume!

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is now accepting proposals for independent, faculty-mentored, PAID research to be conducted in Summer 2018. Take a look at the work other St. Thomas student grant recipients have completed and presented at the semiannual Inquiry at UST Poster Session. Visit https://www.stthomas.edu/urop/programs/summergrants/ to view the grant opportunities available and determine which best fits what you want to accomplish. Attend the optional proposal writing workshop to develop strategies for writing the best possible proposal. The workshop will be held at 11:45 in MHC 124 on January 16. Register here. Contact UROP with any questions at UROP@stthomas.edu. Proposals are due by 4:30 pm on February 16th.

Envision – Arts and Sciences Careers In Focus

Are you curious about how you might use your liberal arts degree once you graduate? Register for Envision, a 2-day program to be held January 25th and 26th. Attendees from the College of Arts and Sciences and students have not declared a major will:

  • Hear from alumni who graduated with liberal arts and sciences degrees about their career trajectories.
  • Learn how to network and practice skills with employers, alumni and faculty.
  • Engage in a “career trek” where through visiting companies such as 3M and others to learn more about fields of interest.

Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair Registration Continues

In 2017 more than 700 Tommies attended this Fair to network with more than 300 employers. Registration for the February 27, 2018 event is taking place with 30-minute information sessions offered for those who have never attended the event. The Fair is open to current sophomores, juniors, seniors, and December 2017 graduates. Orientation options this week include (all held in MHC 124):

Tuesday, January 9th at 11:30 am
Thursday, January 11th at 12:30 pm

Already registered? Attend Job Fair Success Tactics (Tuesday, January 9th, 12 pm in MHC 124) to learn some great tips for standing out (in a good way!).

Link and Learn with LinkedIn – January 10th, 12:30 pm in MHC 124

Learn…
• the basics of building or improving your profile
• how to connect with individuals, groups and valuable new contacts, like St. Thomas alum
• how to research companies and search for jobs and internships via LinkedIn