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Career Scoop Update

Where is the Class of 2017 and What are they Doing? #USTCareerScoop

The First Destinations of 2017 Undergraduates report is here!

Wondering what job titles are open to students/alumni in your major, what companies you could work for, or how much money you might earn after graduating? The Career Development Center surveys alumni annually to compile a report of post-graduation activities. The 2017 Undergraduate First Destination Survey has been completed and provides answers to your questions. View the report online.

A few quick facts:

  • The total percentage securing their employment prior to graduation or within a month of graduation has increased each year to a current 73.75%.
  • The median salary range for full-time employment was $45,001-$50,000.
  • Overall, 64.85% of graduates reported having an internship while 94.4% reported either employment, graduate school enrollment, and volunteer or military service.

Seniors, check your email…
…from May 7th for a message regarding the First Destinations of 2018 Survey. It takes just minutes to complete and you will be entered into the early bird drawing to win one of several $50 Amazon gift cards.

This is the final issue of CareerScoop until school begins again in September. We wish you well on your finals this and hope you have a happy and productive summer! We are open regular hours all through the summer and would love for you to stop by MHC 123 with your career questions. Call 651-962-6761 to schedule an appointment.


Career Scoop Update

Practice Interviewing From Home #USTCareerScoop

Interview Stream
Looking for a convenient way to practice interviewing?  Try Interview Stream. This online tool allows you to practice interviewing at your convenience, from the comfort of your own home, via webcam video!  You will see real interview questions, record yourself and can self-review, or review with a career counselor.

If online practice isn’t your thing, make an appointment to meet with a career counselor for a mock interview. We know that interviewing is a skill that can be learned and enhanced through practice. Our career counselors are here to help  improve your skills and not judge. We are open through the summer months and would be happy to see current students and alumni for a mock interview. Call 651-962-6761 to schedule an appointment.

To end the semester we thought we’d share some inspiration and humor to lighten the stress load of the last week of class.

Get inspired….

Have a laugh….

Career Scoop Update, General Information

Learn About LinkedIn This Week #USTCareerFair

Link and Learn with LinkedIn
Thursday, April 26th, 12 to 1pm, MHC 124.
How much do you know about LinkedIn? How many employers use LinkedIn to find candidates? How can you use this tool most effectively? Learn…
• the basics of building or improving your profile
• how to connect with individuals, groups and valuable new contacts, like St. Thomas alum
• how to research companies and search for jobs and internships via LinkedIn

The Education Job Fair
TODAY from 10am to 3pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Walk-in registration is open to this event for future teachers who will be licensed by December 2018.

Science, Medicine, and Society: How Healthcare Became Big Business
Tuesday, April 24th, 11:45am to 1pm, OSF 108
Join St. Thomas faculty from a variety of disciplines for this roundtable discussing how healthcare became big business. Faculty and audience will explore
issues raised by Elisabeth Rosenthal’s 2017 New York Times bestselling book – An American Sickness: How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back. Pizza lunch provided!

Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, April 25th, 1 to 3pm
This is a virtual event open to people on the autism spectrum. It’s free to attend and will feature Bloomberg L.P., Deloitte, EY, IBM, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP.

Effective Interviewing
Wednesday, April 25th, 11am, MHC 124
Learn effective interviewing skills. Get tips on preparation, follow-up techniques, appearance, and selling yourself!