As the summer approaches you may find yourself still in the hunt for a job or internship. Check out our recent blog, Networking in 8 Easy Steps, for tips. The tab on our website Job Search Resources is dedicated to a variety of resources to assist in your search. Tommie Careers has over 1200 opportunities in a wide range of positions and career options. Create a saved search for the listings to come directly to your email by following these directions.
In addition to job/internship search tactics, Career Counselors are available to meet with you to discuss:
Call us at 651-962-6761 to schedule an appointment or for pop-in hour availability. We are open throughout the summer months.
Best of luck as you head into the final weeks of spring semester!
The end of the school year is nearly here and you do not have job or internship lined up yet for the summer. What to do? Kick your networking in to high gear starting today!
Contrary to what you might think, networking does not have to be an uncomfortable experience. Many people are reluctant to reach out because they don’t want to appear annoying or desperate. If that describes you, consider that networking is actually an opportunity to build relationships. When you reach out for help you are also making yourself available to help others.
Face-to-Face Networking in 8 Easy Steps
- Identify the type of job/internship you want.
- Create a list of all the people you know who might be able to help connect you to someone in an industry/field/job you want to be a part of. You are probably connected to more people than you think. Family, friends, co-workers, professors, casual acquaintances, your best friend’s sister’s co-worker…you get the idea.
- Contact a few people on your list. Be specific about the type of experience you are hoping for so that person can help you the best way possible.
- When you have a contact, get in touch either by phone or email and respectfully ask if they would be willing to meet for a 30-45 minute informational interview where you can talk about their job, what they love, the challenges they have at work, and advice they have for you.
- Prepare a list of questions you would like to ask your contact.
- Dress professionally and meet your contact. DO NOT ASK FOR A JOB, but do ask if the person knows anyone else you might connect with.
- Ask to connect on LinkedIn and most importantly…
- …stay in touch with your contact. Send an email or call every so often and let your contact know what you are up to.
To learn more about networking and informational interviewing, LinkedIn or to have your online profile reviewed by a career specialist, make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 651-962-6761 or stop in to 123 MHC.
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.
Wednesday, April 25th, 11am, MHC 124
Learn effective interviewing skills. Get tips on preparation, follow-up techniques, appearance, and selling yourself!