Handshake Rollout, Proud to Work Events, Career Fairs & Welcoming New Career Educators! – Career Development
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Handshake Rollout, Proud to Work Events, Career Fairs & Welcoming New Career Educators!

We’re Moving to Handshake!

On June 15th we will be transitioning from TommieCareers to Handshake for our services. Please save/transfer any documents (resumes, cover letters, transcripts, etc.) you need from your TommieCareers accounts! On June 15th, those documents will no longer be accessible.

Between now and June 15, you should use both TommieCareers and Handshake for your Job or Internship search – not all the jobs and internships listed on TommieCareers will be on Handshake, and vice versa.

Proud to Work

Metropolitan State University’s Career Center and Women’s and LGBT Center are partnering with Mossier to offer career workshops in June focused on supporting LGBTQ+ students and alumni in preparation for the Proud to Work Career Fair on July 24th (details in Handshake!). Students and Alumni of St. Thomas are invited to attend! Each event is accessible via Handshake. The first two events are:

  • Navigating the Virtual Job Hunt: Thursday June 3 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Meet with local employers and learn about what job search is like in our virtual world. We will hear from Minnesota employers on virtual career fairs, how to stand out in an online job search and more. Bring your questions because this is your time to ask a recruiter whatever you have always wanted to know! Click here for more information and to join.
  • Rainbow Alumni Panel: Thursday, June 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This event will feature a panel of LGBTQ+ alumni and professionals from a wide variety of disciplines and careers. Hear directly from Rainbow Alumni about how they navigated the twists and turns that come with building a career after graduation, especially as an LGBTQ+ person. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, network with some amazing alumni, hear their perspectives, and learn from their experiences. Click here for more information and to join.

Welcome New Career Educators!

The Career Development Center is excited to announce that we have some new staff! Jill, Violeta and Luciano have joined Amber and our team over the past two months, and each of them has an area of specialization. We’re grateful to have them with us, and you can click here to read more about each of them!

Meet with Employers!

  • AmeriCorps Vista: Wednesday June 2 from 1-2:00 pm. Sponsored by AmeriCorps, this event is open to anyone interested in learning more about AmeriCorps VISTA. They will share information about serving in the VISTA program, the benefits of serving, how to apply, and more. Please click here and select the date you wish to attend to pre-register.

It’s About Time – Career Fair!

It’s About Time is a local organization whose mission is to help close the long-standing achievement gap in the Minneapolis community by breaking down the barriers for people of color in the tech. They are hosting an upcoming Virtual Career Fair on Thursday June 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This virtual diversity job fair aims to connect tech employers with candidates of color in an effort to break down the barriers candidates face and improve diversity in companies’ workforce. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

New Resume, Cover Letter, and Interviewing Resources!

We’ve recently updated our online resources for resume and cover letter writing, as well as interview preparation. There are new video tutorials for each topic, and they can be found on this page. Please review these resources before you decide to meet with a staff member – your questions may very well be answered in one of these short videos!

Looking for a Summer or Full-Time position? Check out Staffing Agencies!

If you’re looking for summer employment or full-time permanent career positions, check out staffing agencies as a way to expand your options!  If you’re not sure what staffing agencies do and how they work with job seeker, head on over to our Career Blog.

The Scoop Career Newsletter Summer Update

During the summer months, The Scoop will be sent less frequently. Please keep an eye on your inbox for special editions! And know that you can always keep up with Career Development Center happenings year-round on our website and Handshake! Happy summer!

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!


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