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Kristen Murphy

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Pathways in Science and Health-Related Careers and Other Events #USTCareerScoop

Mark your calendars for some special events taking place this month and in April.

Pathways in Science and Health-Related Careers will be held Thursday, April 6th from 12 to 1:15 pm in OWS 250. Come hear from a panel of professionals regarding their career paths and opportunities to gain knowledge about careers that may be a good fit for you.

Exploring Careers in Health Sciences
Wondering what options there are in health careers and which one would be the “best” for you? Topics covered include; assessment of your personal and career goals, resources to use to gather more information about the variety of options available and ways to gain experiences while completing your undergraduate degree. There is a $10 fee, due on the first day, to cover the cost of the Strong Interest Inventory. We meet 3 Thursdays (3/30, 4/6, and 4/13) over the convo hour (bring your lunch!). On April 6th students will attend the Pathways in Science and Health-Related Careers employer panel referenced above. Students must commit to attending all 3 dates in order to register.

Seminars This Week (124 MHC):

Resumes and Cover Letters That Stand Out – Tuesday, March 14th, 11 am
Effective Interviewing – Thursday, March 16th, 10 am

Other Events This Month:

Bender Virtual Career Fair for Students with Disabilities – Wednesday, March 15th, 9 am to 5 pm, online
Diversity Virtual Career Fair – Tuesday, March 21st, 9 am to 3 pm, online
Health Interprofessional School Fair  – Monday, March 27th, 10 am to 2 pm

We are open during Spring Break. Call 651-962-6761 or stop in to MHC 123 for Pop-ins or to schedule an appointment.

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Have you seen the new LinkedIn? #USTCareerScoop

LinkedIn is in the process of rolling out a redesigned desktop version of this popular professional networking site. If you have a profile and haven’t logged in awhile, you may notice that your profile looks very different. View the changes here. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet, make one! This video is a nice introduction to how to build your profile.

Education Job Fair

Future teachers, this Job Fair is for you. Registration is open for the Education Job Fair to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, April 21st. Strop by the Career Development Center to complete your registration and make an appointment to have your resume reviewed prior to the event.

Seminars this Week (all held in 124 MHC):

Resumes and Cover Letters that Stand Out – Tuesday, March 7th at 10am
Social Media in the Job Search – Thursday, March 9th at noon
Effective Interviewing – Friday, March 10th at 1:30 pm

General Information

#HireTommies Nametags @ #USTJobFair

What’s With This #HireTommies Thing???

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As social media continues to grow, so do social recruiting strategies by companies, organizations and staffing agencies. In an effort to stay on top of the trend and provide the best possible service to St. Thomas students, the Career Development Center has developed social recruiting resources that will assist students in getting connected with alumni, recruiters, companies, and job and internship openings. #HireTommies is a social recruiting strategy used to encourage employers to engage with St. Thomas students through social networking and social media sites.

Here are the following ways that we are using #HireTommies to connect students and employers:


  • @HireTommies: Follow us to get daily updates on the new jobs and internships that are posted to TommieCareers
  • #HireTommies: Search the hashtag to find all recently posted jobs and internships; postings will link you directly to TommieCareers. Employers can also post jobs and internships and include the hashtag to market specifically to UST students.


  • #HireTommies group: Students can connect with employers to learn more about companies and positions, and employers are able to post opportunities (on the discussion wall or in job discussions) and network with students to find strong candidates for job and internship opportunities.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask a Career Development Center staff member at the job fair table. You will have a #HireTommies ribbon on the bottom of your nametag at the fair tomorrow. If you would prefer to remove it, feel free! If not, thank you for helping us to spread to word and connect more employers with UST students at #HireTommies!