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General Information

November 1 – Government & Non-Profit Career Fair

Bonus Events:

At the 2019 Government & Non-Profit Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of employers. They may also attend special presentations to learn about careers in the Public Sector (government) and Non-Profit work.

The first breakout session, “Intro to Careers in Nonprofits” will go into more detail about what nonprofits are and what types of jobs they have.  Students will hear from four different presenters and their experience working in nonprofits. At the second breakout session, “Launching a Public Sector Career,” students will be able to rotate to different tables to talk to representatives of city, county, and state government agencies.  Take advantage of these unique opportunities!

Both events encourage students to ask questions and gather contacts for future networking. Details can be found here,  under Candidates – Presentations.

Public Transport:

The Fair is open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Come when you can! If you plan on taking transit both to and from the fair, we recommend stopping at Tommie Central and buying a $5 ALL DAY Metro Transit pass. If you do not want to buy the all day pass, please keep reading.

Listed below are directions from the University of St. Thomas to Coffman Memorial Union on the U of M Minneapolis Campus via public transportation.

  1. Catch a bus at the corner of Cretin and Summit Avenues, Westbound Route 63B. When you buy a ticket, make sure to ask the driver for a TRANSFER TICKET!
  2. Take bus to University Avenue and get off at Carleton Street.  Walk to the Light Rail Green Line train station at Raymond Avenue.  Take the train headed West toward Mpls-Target Field and get off at the U of M, East Bank Station. Your transfer ticket from the bus will also be your ticket for the Light Rail!
  3. Walk .25 miles West to Coffman Union, 300 W. Washington Street, SE.

(Allow at least 30 minutes for this trip.  But is sure beats trying to find and pay for parking!)

Return Directions:

  1. Walk back to the U of M, East Bank Station and buy another TRANSFER TICKET when you get on the Green Line Train Eastbound toward St. Paul.
  2. Get off the train at Westgate Station and walk to the corner of Berry Street and University Avenue (by the KSTP TV Studio!).
  3. Hop on the Eastbound Route 63K bus, which will take you right back to the corner of Cretin and Summit Avenues!









Career Scoop Update, General Information

Career Scoop for the Week of April 29, 2019

As the spring semester winds down you may find yourself still in the hunt for a job or internship. It’s not too late to find great opportunities to build your resume! The section on our website Job Search Resources is dedicated to a variety of resources to assist in your search. Tommie Careers has over 1500 opportunities in a wide range of positions and career options.

Staffing agencies may also be an option to consider. They provide recruiting services to businesses that don’t have time to find temporary, permanent, or large numbers of employees for jobs and projects. To the job seeker, they are a connector to potential employment.

Many staffing companies have specialty areas, including accounting/finance, science & technology, creative, sales.

In many cases, these agencies have access to job openings that you do not. In fact, for some career fields (especially STEM – science, technology, engineering & mathematics), this is the best and only way to get your foot in the door with major corporations.

Temporary agencies (‘temp agencies’ for short) are great for college students looking to get summer work experience in a business setting. Other companies have full-time work for graduating seniors. Some work is permanent, some is contract-based, meaning you would work for, say, a 6-month project, then if everyone was happy at the conclusion, you would continue on as a permanent employee.

These agencies review your resume, interview you, help you determine jobs you qualify for, then they forward you on to hiring managers and help set up interviews.

For a great description of what these agencies can do for job seekers, check the American Staffing Agency website or meet with a Career Counselor to discuss options.


General Information

Career Development Center – Year in Review

Career staff were very busy this year providing students with career education and employer networking opportunities.  As we approach the end of the year, we thought to share with you some highlights from 2018-2019!

Employers On Campus:

We hosted ten (10) Employer Information Sessions, including one remote conversation with Google Finance in Silicon Valley, California!  Companies included:

  • Amazon, Google, Inc., INROADs, Inc., Keyot (consulting), Optum, Target Headquarters, TripleTree, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Wright Medical

Sixty-seven (67) companies were on-campus interviewing students for their internships and full-time jobs.  In the fall alone, we hosted 570 interviews (we’re not finished counting spring semester yet!).


The list of topics that Career Development staff present on is too long to list here, but we’re proud to report providing more than 85 career workshops and presentations this past fall, reaching more than 1,400 students.  (Again, we haven’t finished counting spring term yet.)

Special Events:

  • J-term Pathfinders Career Exploration Program for Arts & Sciences students
  • Career Treks (company tours) to Ecolab (science & mechanical engineering) and WCCO-TV (journalism)
  • Americorps Panel – Exploring Service Careers
  • Health Careers Showcase Panel and Employer Information Fair

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair:

  • Over 300 employers attended from all industries and sectors, and over 600 registered Tommies represented us well!

We support all academic departments and therefore, students from ALL majors!