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Kristen Murphy

Career Scoop Update, General Information

June Happenings #USTCareer

Students toss their caps in the air at the 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremony at O’Shaughnessy Stadium on May 21, 2016 in St. Paul.

It’s done! Spring semester is now behind you. Congratulations to the 2017 St. Thomas graduates who are moving on to life beyond the arches. Whether you’ve graduated or will be returning to St. Thomas, the Career Development Center reminds you our services are available and we ARE open during the summer months for pop-in sessions and appointments. Call 651-962-6761 for available times.

Seminars for the month of June (all in 123 MHC):

Resumes & Cover Letters That Stand Out: Friday, June 2nd at 9 am or Tuesday, June 13th at 2 pm

Job Search Success Tactics: Tuesday, June 6th at 2 pm

Effective Interviewing: Thursday, June 8th at 9 am or Wednesday, June 21st at 8 am

Networking & Informational Interviewing: Friday, June 16th at 9 am

Out of State Job Searches

Are you looking for an internship or job opportunities in another city or state? Relocating can add an extra hurdle to your search. The Career Development Center has an affiliation with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), giving you access to a database of national opportunities. Login to your Tommie Careers account, use the Job Listings tab, drop down to “NACElink Network” and use the search functions to sort for the city and/or career field/title of interest.

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Happy Finals Week! #USTCareerScoop

To end the semester, we thought we’d share some inspiration and humor to lighten the stress load of finals week, or provide you with a procrastination option, whichever way you want to use it!

Get inspired….

Have a laugh….

We are open throughout the summer for both students and alumni. Get in touch for assistance with career exploration, networking advice, resume and cover letter help, interviewing assistance, or graduate school planning. And stay tuned for next week’s CareerScoop which will have an announcement about summer workshops at the Career Development Center.

ENJOY your summer and wherever the next adventure takes you.

Career Scoop Update, General Information

First Destinations of 2016 Alumni #USTCareerScoop

First Destination Survey

Wondering what job titles are open to students/alumni in your major, what companies you could work for, or how much money you might earn after graduating? The Career Development Center surveys alumni annually to compile a report of post-graduation activities. The 2016 Undergraduate First Destination Survey has been completed and provides answers to your questions. View the report online.

A few quick facts:

  • Students who visited the Career Center between 4 and 6 times had full-time employment rates of 89% compared with 78% for students who visited once, and 65% for students who never visited.
  • The total percentage securing their employment prior to graduation or within a month of graduation has increased each year to a current 67.82 percent.
  • The median salary range for full-time employment was $40,001-$45,000.
  • Overall, 68% of graduates reported having an internship while at St. Thomas.

Students graduating in 2017: we will be in touch with YOU beginning this summer to collect information for the 2017 First Destination report and hope that you are willing to share your information, whether you are employed or not.