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Career Scoop for the Week of February 24, 2020

A Guide to International Internships!

Did you know you can intern abroad and gain both valuable work experience AND academic credit? TODAY at 12:00 in MHC 124 the Office of Study Abroad and Career Development will guide you through the ins and outs of international internship opportunities, and how to make it a reality for you! RSVP Here!

Resumania is Here!

With the Job & Internship Fair just around the corner, Career Center staff are focusing on helping students with quick questions (10-15 minutes) about their resume and/or the fair most of the day Monday and Tuesday, February 24 & 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Drop on in to MHC 123!

Effective Interviewing Seminar

Have you ever had a ‘real’ interview?  Have you had interviews and thought you didn’t do very well?  Whether preparing for the Job & Internship Fair, or an On-campus Interview, or what you hope will be many interview opportunities in the next few months, this seminar will make you feel more confident because you’ll walk away knowing how to prepare and how to make a great impression.

What happened at the Job Fair Insider’s Tips Panel!

We were so excited to see more than 70 students show up for our employer and student advice panel about the upcoming Job & Internship Fair!  Thanks to all who came!

The tips and advice offered up were wonderful.  I’ll share just a few things here:

  • Elevator Pitch:
    • Be your authentic self and show some personality, too.
    • Be able to explain your career interests.
    • Research companies first before approaching recruiters – find something about them that resonates with you (their mission, purpose, services, benefits, sustainability practices, anything) and share that connection.
    • Last, if talking to strangers about yourself doesn’t come easily, PRACTICE this introduction with friends and/or Career staff.
  • Identify a list of 5-10 employers that interest you most and spend time with them.
  • Ask recruiters about their organization’s culture; ask lots of questions and learn as much as you can about their career opportunities and what it’s like to work there.
  • Biggest Benefits:
    • Learn about a wide variety of employers and organizations (take notes about your conversations)
    • Will help you learn what you want and what you don’t want.
    • You’ll get more comfortable talking about yourself.
    • You can get contact information for recruiters or hiring managers!
  • “Have fun with it!”

We thank our panelists for their time and insights:  Chloe Lewis (Senior, Business Communications student), Kate Errickson (MN Children’s Museum), Tracy Gabrelcik (City of Minneapolis), Raven Jones (Securian Financial), and Scott Stitsworth (Andersen Corporation)

You can view more advice through video clips – past Insider’s Tips panels and student advice, too. We’ll see you at the Fair!

Be sure to check out our website for a list of additional seminars, career events AND job/internship postings .

The Career Development Center looks forward to assisting you with your career needs! Call 651-962-6761 or stop by Murray-Herrick Room 123 to schedule an appointment.

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Career Scoop for the Week of February 17, 2020

Registration for the MNPC Job and Internship Fair Ends Thursday!

The deadline to register for the 2020 MNPC Job and Internship Fair is quickly approaching! Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors should be sure to register by this Thursday, February 20th. Transportation to and from the convention center, endless networking, and a professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile are included in your $20 registration fee.

If you have not already attended the fair, you must complete the required Orientation to the Job Fair and Internship Fair. Click here to register for the final in-person session on February 20 at 2:00, or do the Canvas version online. Previous attendees should check their email or our website for registration instructions.

Job Fair Insider’s Tips Panel on Thursday!

If you’re curious what you should be doing to prepare yourself for the fair and want to hear from recruiters and past attendees themselves, look no further than Job Fair Insider’s Tips!

The panel will take place from 12-1:00 in ASC Woulfe Hall North and will include representatives from Andersen Corporation, the MN Children’s Museum, the City of Minneapolis and Securian Financial. Be sure to RSVP in advance to submit your questions for the panelists, and feel free to bring your lunch!

Prepare to Declare!

When: Wednesday, February 19th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Feel free to come when you can.  Door prizes will be given away at three times over the course of the event!

Where:  McNeely 100

For 1st or 2nd year undergraduate students trying to decide which Business concentration to choose.  Major Declaration Deadline for College of Business is February 28!

Meet upperclassmen representatives from each of the 12 business concentrations, including the Data Analytics minor.  Talk one-on-one, hear student-perspectives and experiences, and ask them your personalized questions.

  • Learn about a new website with both academic and career info for business concentrations.
  • Speak with Career Development Center and/or Academic Counseling staff.
  • Light refreshments provided!

More details and RSVP here.  (RSVP is not required but helpful when ordering food!  Thanks.)

Resource of The Week: Guide to International Internships!

Did you know you can intern abroad and gain both valuable work experience AND academic credit? On February 24th at 12:00 in MHC 124 the Office of Study Abroad and Career Development will guide you through the ins and outs of international internship opportunities, and how to make it a reality for you! RSVP Here!

Be sure to check out our website for a list of additional seminars, career events AND job/internship postings .

The Career Development Center looks forward to assisting you with your career needs! Call 651-962-6761 or stop by Murray-Herrick Room 123 to schedule an appointment.

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Career Scoop for the Week of February 10, 2020

The Best $20 you’ll spend this month: Attend the MNPC Job and Internship Fair!

Imagine trying to set up 15 meetings with recruiters from different companies. How much time would it take you? How much money in gas or coffee? Make networking EASY by attending the MNPC Job and Internship Fair on February 27th. Employer registration is full and over 300 employers are waiting to meet with you! For just $20 you can network from 9am-2pm straight (if you want to!). You’ll also get free transportation to and from the fair, and a free headshot for your LinkedIn profile.

The fair is open to students with sophomore, junior and senior standing. If you have not already attended the fair, you must complete the required Orientation session. Click here to see the schedule for in-person sessions, or do the Canvas version online. Previous attendees should check their email for registration instructions.

Career Seminars for the Week!

Community Partner and Volunteer Fair!

Be sure to swing over to Dorsey Way on Tuesday, February 11 to learn about jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities: all of which are in our community and for the common good. RSVP on Tommie Link. Hope to see you there!

Prepare for the Fair! Job Fair Insider’s Tips Next Week!

The Career Development Center has a variety of events to help you prepare yourself for the upcoming MNPC Job and Internship Fair. The biggest and most exciting event is happening next week: The Job Fair Insider’s Tips Panel! This event is your opportunity to ask recruiters and a previous student attendee for their best advice prior to attending the fair.

Registered attendees will have the chance to submit their questions for the panelists in advance of the event, so make sure you RSVP here. Recruiters on this year’s panel are from Andersen Corporation, Securian Financial, The City of Minneapolis and the MN Children’s Museum.

Resource of The Week: The Study Abroad Fair!

Studying or interning abroad is an amazing way to build many of the skills and competencies employers consider essential in their interns and employees. You can choose study abroad programs that span the semester or year, or a shorter J-Term or summer experience.

Many of our partner program providers also have for-credit internship opportunities that can be integrated into your semester or summer program – you can get real-world work experience, building your resume, analyzing workplace differences and making an impact for that organization!

Come to the Study Abroad Fair THIS THURSDAY to learn more about the hundreds of programs available to you, and start making your plans to study or intern abroad ASAP! A representative from the Career Development Center will also be there to answer your career-related questions as well. The Study Abroad Fair will be held on February 13th from 11:30-1:30 in ASC Dorsey Way!

 

Be sure to check out our website for a list of additional seminars, career events AND job/internship postings .

The Career Development Center looks forward to assisting you with your career needs! Call 651-962-6761 or stop by Murray-Herrick Room 123 to schedule an appointment.