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General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair, Pro-Tip

Resumes & Interviews & The Job Fair, Oh My!

You’re receiving this email because you are either registered for the 2018 MNPC Job and Internship fair next week, or you’ve attended an orientation session.

If you have NOT yet registered, the deadline is WEDNESDAY February 21st at 4pm!

There are several events and resources you can use this week to help you prepare for the fair! You won’t want to miss out – we promise!

Reps and Resumes

Interview Stream

Need more interview or elevator pitch practice prior to the big job fair or on campus interviews?  Try Interview Stream, a new 24/7 online video platform where you can tape your responses to interview questions. Choose from over 7,000 questions, select from a specific job category or record the general questions we have chosen for you.  Playback and videotape as often as you like.  Want feedback?  Send your recording to a career counselor for review at You can access Interview Stream from the Career Development Center website or click on this link.

It is fast, easy and it works!

Success Tactics

Presenting yourself successfully at a Fair involves knowing how to assertively introduce yourself and your qualifications. After attending this seminar you will have prepared an “elevator introduction” and know how to ask employers for more in-depth interview time.

The last Success Tactics Seminar held before the Fair will be on February 22 from 12-1:00 in the Career Development Resource Center – MHC 124! Register here!

Expanded Pop-Ins

This week we will be offering extended pop-in times for QUICK resume and cover letter reviews, as well as simple job fair questions. Each pop-in lasts 10-15 minutes, and they are always first-come-first-served! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the end of the pop-in hour for your best chance to get in!

Monday, February 19: 9-11:00 and 3-4:00

Tuesday, February 20: 10-12:00 and 2-4:00

Wednesday, February 21: 10-11:00 AND 1-3:00

Thursday, February 22:  9-11:00 and 2-4:00

Friday, February 23: 9-12:00 and 2-3:00

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Job Fair Final Registration This Week #USTCareerScoop

Job and Internship Fair Registration Deadline – Wednesday, February 21st

All students with sophomore, junior or senior standing, or December 2017 grads are eligible to attend the Job Fair next Tuesday, February 27th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out the current list of employers registered to attend.

FINAL Orientation Sessions this week:

TODAY, February 19th  at 11 am in MHC 124
Wednesday, February 21st in JRC 126

You may also complete the blackboard version of the orientation.

After you’ve done an orientation, bring your registration form and $20 fee (cash, check, or Tommie eXpress) to Murray Herrick 123 to get registered!

Spring On-Campus Interviewing

The On-Campus Interviewing program brings various employers to campus to hire a Tommie and is an excellent opportunity for students to secure an internship or a full time job offer. Check out the list of opportunities here and attend an OCI Orientation session to be able to apply.

OCI Orientation this week: TODAY February 19th at 3 pm in MHC 124

Add Your Voice

The University of St. Thomas wants your feedback about academic services, resources, and programs. Attend a session and be entered to win one of four $50 gift cards! Sessions include:

Tuesday, February 20th at 12 pm in ASC 236
Wednesday, February 21st at 5 pm in ASC 238
Thursday, February 22nd 12 pm in ASC 237

Other Events This Week (all in MHC 124):

Resumes and Cover Letters That Stand Out – Tuesday, February 20th at 12 pm
Effective Interviewing – Wednesday, February 21st at 11 am
Job Fair Success Tactics – Thursday, February 22nd at 12 pm



General Information

Employers offered tips for Job/Internship Fair

The Career Development Center hosted its annual Job Fair: Insider’s Tips Panel event yesterday.  Employers representing different sectors and industries spoke, along with an experienced student fair-goer, providing terrifically valuable tips and advice about how to prepare for and ‘work’ a career fair.  While all of these organizations attend the Minnesota Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair for undergraduate students, their information was applicable to any type of career fair.

We are ecstatic to have seen 97 students in the audience!!  That means that you are taking seriously the preparation needed for the February 27 fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Fantastic!

Some select, hot tips include:

  1. Research companies/organizations in advance before you talk to them at the Fair .  Learn what they do, determine why you are interested in them, and generally become familiar what kind of roles they have available.
  2. Know your strengths.  Be able to articulate what skills/strengths and relevant experiences you offer.
  3. Practice your introduction/elevator pitch.  You will be more effective and less nervous if you rehearse out loud your intro – use friends, family or career counselors to listen and give you feedback.
  4. Ask about follow-up communication.  If you are really excited about a company and fear putting your resume into a black hole online, ask the person you speak with how and when and with whom you can follow-up on your application.
  5. Use the MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair website —post your resume there, if an employer says they are interviewing at the fair, send your resume & letter in advance of the fair to request an interview!

Career staff are so proud when we talk to employers at that fair and they sing the praises of University of St. Thomas students and their presentation skills.  You make a great impression!  Hopefully, you have availed yourself of all the resources we offer to help get ready for this fair:

  • Orientation presentation (mandatory before registering for the Fair, last day to register for Fair is Feb. 21)
  • Job Fair Success Tactics Seminar (in-depth preparation information – last one is Thursday, Feb. 22 at 12:00 p.m. in MHC 124.)
  • Job Fair Insider’s Tips panel event  (was Feb. 8)
  • Career seminars on resumes and interviewing (on-going)
  • Individual appointments and pop-in assistance in MHC 123
  • Online resources on

This is an opportunity to gather information about employers, and make personal connections.  The positive impression you leave with employers has lasting effects – for you personally, and for the reputation of the University of St. Thomas.  So, thank you for representing us so well!  We’ll see you on February 27!