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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!

 

Career Scoop Update, Diversity, General Information

Events for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Students, New Career Educators, Handshake, Paid Opportunities, and More!

We’re Moving to Handshake!

On June 15th we will be transitioning from TommieCareers to Handshake for our services. As we begin the transition, 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 positions listed on TommieCareers will be on Handshake, and vice versa.

Welcome New Career Educators!

The Career Development Center is excited to announce that we have some new staff! Jill, Violeta and Luciano have joined 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!

Proud to Work

Metropolitan State University’s Career Center and Women’s and LGBT Center are partnering with Mossier to offer three career workshops in June focused on supporting LGBTQ+ students and alumni in preparation for the Proud to Work Career Fair on July 24th. 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.

Meet with Employers!

  • MN Broadcasters Association: May 18-20, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sign up to attend one or more 25 minute session(s) during the MN Broadcasters Association’s Virtual Recruitment Fair! Participating Radio and TV stations from across the State of Minnesota will highlight current and future job opportunities and also speak/answer questions about careers in broadcasting. Click here for more details and to RSVP!
  • AmeriCorps Vista: Wednesday May 19 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

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 two upcoming events:

  • Career Orientation Event, Thursday May 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Please join It’s About Time and Siteimprove for an engaging 1.5-hour orientation event aiming to help professionals of color prepare for rewarding and high-paying jobs in tech. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
  • Virtual Career Fair, Thursday June 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. We are hosting our second virtual diversity job fair to connect tech employers with candidates of color in an effort to break down the barriers candidates face and improving 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.

Need a Resume Review? Use JobScan and Head to Pop-Ins!

You’ll need your resume in tip-top shape for virtual fairs and your job and internship searches, and JobScan can help you do that! JobScan provides guidance in personalizing your documents for different positions and fields, and is invaluable in making your resume shine! You can get a FREE premium account with unlimited scans, valid through July 31! Click here to fill out a short form and request an account.

Once you’ve fine tuned your resume, 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.

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!

 

Career Scoop Update, Diversity, General Information

New! March 29 Career Scoop

Special Event on April 1: Your First Job Doesn’t Define You 

As graduation approaches, the pressure to find “the right job” mounts. But professors Dr. Christopher Michaelson and Dr. Amy Finnegan have an important message for you: your first job won’t define you. No matter what, you’ll gain essential experience and skills, and that first job will help prepare you for your next steps. Join us for this motivational session and learn how to set your perspective for success! While this event is a part of our Senior Thursday series, everyone is welcome to join. Click here to join us on Zoom Thursday, April 1 from 12:00 – 12:40 pm!

Upcoming Events 

  • Finding Your Dream Job at Companies that Value Diversity & Inclusion: Wednesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Join LinkedIn Instructor Chris Taylor, who offers several strategies that can be used to increase the odds of finding a diverse and inclusive work environment. This session will equip you with tips to help identify companies that truly embrace all employees. Join this LinkedIn Live Webinar by registering here.
  • Midwest Student Career Forum – Marketing Careers!: Friday, April 9 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Get career advice, connect with industry professionals, attend breakout sessions, and gain access to Marketing EDGE resources, with Keynote Speaker Seema Patel, Vice President, Partnership Development ViacomCBS. Breakout Sessions provided by:  Amazon, Salesforce, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey company (partial list). For more information and to register, visit the event website here.

Need a Resume Review? Head to 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.

Interested in a Career in Federal Government? 

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management presents the Federal Executive Board Campus Series that is open to all students and recent graduates. Attend any or all of the upcoming events in this series:

Navigating USAJOBS, April 7, 2021 at 12:30 to 2:00 PM (Central) This overview covers key aspects of a job search using USAJOBS including, searching for jobs, creating an account and profile, managing an account, reviewing job announcements, and applying for jobs. Register here.

Resume Writing, April 14, 2021 at 12:30 to 2:00 PM (Central) This session dives into unique aspects of the Federal Job Opportunity Announcement (i.e., the job posting); how to tailor a Federal résumé; required information for a Federal résumé; and the Federal hiring process. Register here.

Interviewing Techniques, April 21, 2021 at 12:30 to 2:00 PM (Central) During this information session, participants will be provided with specific information that will prepare them for Federal interviews.  We will cover preparing for and participating in a structured interview. Register here.

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!