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University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgement

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, we invite you to reflect on these verses of scripture that offer us guidance in this endeavor:

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2.

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. James 2:18

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgement:

As a Catholic institution dedicated to the pursuit of truth, the University of St. Thomas recognizes that it occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people, “Mni Sota Makoce”*. The University of St. Thomas community also recognizes the territory of the Ojibwe and Ho-Chunk whose lands were also colonized by the United States and are occupied by the State of Minnesota. As a country, we acknowledge the actions of our past, our present, and how these actions have developed systems of oppression, rooted in settler colonialism that marginalized underrepresented peoples.

We condemn the acts of evil including genocide and forced assimilation done in the name of white supremacy and the continued oppression of Indigenous peoples on the land that belongs to them. It is our mission to not only rectify these wrongs, but also provide an educational environment for our students, who as morally responsible leaders, will continue to dismantle this legacy of violence and work to support and empower those who have been marginalized in our nation and the world. It is our goal to continue the process of decolonizing the mind and proactively integrating this process into our words and actions.

The Catholic Church and the University of St. Thomas teach that every person is born in the image and likeness of the Creator, and so, has dignity and inalienable worth. It is this belief that underlies all moral teaching regarding the intrinsic value of life, and which underlies the care for the person as the heart of Catholic education. We are committed to the long, yet urgent work of truth-telling and relationship building as we seek a way forward as relatives in the University of St. Thomas community, the Indigenous communities, and those who traverse multiple communities.

*Pronunciation Note:Mni (mnee) Sota (shoh-dah) Makoce (mah-koh-chay)

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Career Scoop for the Week of March 1, 2021

Exciting Changes are Coming…

If you walk by our space in Murray-Herrick 123, you may notice we’re under construction! Due to the construction, all career services are virtual through the end of the semester. Please visit our website for all your career services needs!

March is Connections Month!

Starting the first week in March, students and alumni who register for this new Tommie network initiative will be introduced to a new connection each week. Pairs are free to chat about anything, but we’ll provide some topics along the way. You can join in on the fun anytime during March. New connections will be formed each Wednesday. Pairs can chat about career discernment, resume help, and so much more. Each connection you make will also enter you into fun drawings for UST swag throughout the month! Click here to learn more and join!

Post-Graduate Service (Virtual) Fair! 

Juniors and Seniors: Wonder what you’re doing after graduation? Looking for a job or internship? Want to do something meaningful, while still preparing yourself professionally?

Put your St. Thomas education, experience and values to work for the common good! Most programs allow you to defer student loans, receive health insurance, and even earn money toward further education (or perhaps even a Master’s degree) while engaging in meaningful work with a community organization. At this first post-graduate job, you’ll gain invaluable professional responsibilities, experience and mentorship, while contributing something of value within our communities, and at a time of great need.

To learn more, attend the upcoming Post-Graduate Service (Virtual) Fair during the week of March 8thThe fair is sponsored by longtime UST partner CVN, which supports more than 185 domestic and global post-graduate programs. Click here to Register!  (Input Coupon Code COMMOGOODUST4FREE and the Center for the Common Good will cover your registration fee!)

Get Ready for Interviewing Season! 

Whether you’re interviewing virtually, by recorded interview, or safely in person, attend one of our “Interviews that Impress!” workshops to learn some key tips for leaving a positive impression at your interview! Upcoming workshop dates include:

  • Thursday, March 4 (Senior Thursday) from 12:00 – 12:45 pm on Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 9 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm on Zoom

Employer Information Sessions 

  • Grant Thornton LLP: Meet with Grant Thornton University Recruiter, Jess Bishop to ask questions and learn about our current open opportunities for students with Accounting and Finance Majors. This Employer Chat will take place Tuesday, Mar 2 between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students that RSVP and sign up for a time will be emailed a link to the virtual meeting the day before the Chat Session.  So, please sign up TODAY!
  • City of St. Paul: On Thursday, March 11 at 4:00 pm, learn about the City of Saint Paul’s hiring process and talk to a Human Resources team member to gain insight on how to make your application stand out! Attend one of the Elevate Information sessions! You will receive tips on how to navigate through our application system, learn about our hiring process, and discover the many careers available with us. This session is approximately 1.5 hours long and includes a presentation; please plan to join at the beginning of the session.
  • True Media: For Seniors graduating in May 2021 and recent college graduates: True Media will host a virtual workshop for prospective interns on Friday, March 12th from 3:00-4:00pm. On this Zoom call, you’ll hear a brief panel discussion from some True Media team members about who we are as a company, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions – about the company in general, as well as the internship program. Go to this website and scroll down to “Want to Learn More?” to RSVP for this event!

Have 5 hours a week to do a Global Internship? 

The Office of Study Abroad & Career Development Center are excited to announce the launch of a new global online micro-internship program! Build a unique set of skills in an intercultural workplace, all from the comfort of your own home! Visit the Office of Study Abroad’s OneStThomas site for more information on current opportunities and how to apply!

Need a Resume Review? Head to March Pop-Ins!

You’ll need your resume in tip-top shape for virtual fairs and your job and internship searches this spring, and virtual Pop-Ins are one of the best places to have your application documents reviewed! Our weekly pop-in hours are listed here. Click here and find the link at the top of the page to log on.

 

Career Scoop Update, Career Spotlight, General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

THIS WEEK: The MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

DON’T WAIT! Register for Employer Meetings at the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair

The time is NOW to register for employer meetings at this year’s virtual MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair. If you wait, it might be too late! The fair will be held from 9am – 2am on Thursday, February 25th. If  you’re a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, we highly encourage you to click here and log into Handshake to sign up for the fair and begin registering for group and 1:1 sessions with employers ASAP. You must register for these sessions in advance of the fair – we cannot guarantee last minute availability on the day of the fair! 

Also note that only students who register for the fair by 4:00 pm on February 24th will be eligible for excused absences from their classes.

Attend our final MNPC Job & Internship Fair Prep Session on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 2:00 pm via Zoom to make sure you’re prepared for the fair!

Another great way to prep for the fair is to have your resume reviewed during Resumania! Stop in our Zoom room anytime between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Tuesday the 23rd or Wednesday the 24th!

Career Week! Upcoming Workshops & Events

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing: Does your resume pass the 6 second test? Attend this session to learn some essential resume and cover letter writing tips. Bring your existing resume if you have one. The workshop is on Zoom TODAY, Feb 22 from 12-12:30 pm.
  • Interviewing: Whether you’re interviewing virtually, by recorded interview, or safely in person, attend this session to learn some key tips for leaving a positive impression at your interview! Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, Feb 23 from 10:00-10:30 am. We’ll hold this workshop again on Friday, Feb 26 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, Mar 4 at 12:00 pm.
  • February Pop-Ins: You’ll need your resume in tip-top shape for virtual fairs and your job and internship searches this spring, and virtual Pop-Ins are one of the best places to have your application documents reviewed! We’ve added extra Pop-In hours in February, which you can see here. Click here and find the link at the top of the page to log on.
  • Resumania! Stop in our Zoom room anytime between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Tuesday the 23rd or Wednesday the 24th for a resume review

What can you do With an Economics Degree?

The Economics Department and the Art History Department have collaborated to bring Colleen Boyle, Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager at Pall Mall Art Advisors, to virtually talk to you about the economic side of fine art. This is an excellent event for Economics and Art History students alike. Regardless of major (even those outside these two areas), there is much to be learned from Ms. Boyle about combining and pursuing your passions. Join us for this virtual event on TONIGHT, Feb 22, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Employer Information Sessions 

  • KPMG: KPMG is holding a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb 23 between 12:00 and 3:00 pm! If you’re interested in a position with KPMG, this is a great opportunity to network directly with people who work there. Register for the fair here.
  • Grant Thornton LLP: Meet with Grant Thornton University Recruiter, Jess Bishop to ask questions and learn about our current open opportunities for students with Accounting and Finance Majors. This Employer Chat will take place Tuesday, Mar 2 between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students that RSVP and sign up for a time will be emailed a link to the virtual meeting the day before the Chat Session.  So, please sign up more than 24 hours in advance!

Have 40 Hours to do a Global Internship? Check it out!

The Office of Study Abroad & Career Development Center are excited to announce the launch of a new global online micro-internship program! Build a unique and meaningful professional partnership with an Italian business, all from the comfort of your own home! Visit the Office of Study Abroad’s OneStThomas site for more information on current opportunities and how to apply!

Need a Resume Review? Head to February Pop-Ins or Resumania!

  • February Pop-Ins: You’ll need your resume in tip-top shape for virtual fairs and your job and internship searches this spring, and virtual Pop-Ins are one of the best places to have your application documents reviewed! We’ve added extra Pop-In hours in February, which you can see here. Click here and find the link at the top of the page to log on.

Career Spotlight: Park Rangers!

Do you love National Parks and the great outdoors? Learn what it’s like to have a career as a Park Ranger! From the Park Ranger who greets visitors at the gate to the Superintendent managing multiple large parks, all have an important role to play in making public lands inviting, inspiring, safe and accessible. Many Rangers plan and conduct engaging and interactive programs to educate visitors of all ages and backgrounds about historical, natural, or scientific treasures. Others focus on law enforcement and emergency services. For more information and a short video on Park Ranger careers, click here. And for recruiting, internship, and hiring information for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, click here.