These are the final details before you head to the 2020 MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair this week! This message is full of helpful tips and vital information, so PLEASE READ IT ALL! Each week since early February emails have been sent out regarding the Job and Internship Fair. If you need to read any of the previous emails they can be found here.
Please review the excused absences policy thoroughly. Look ahead at your class schedule for Thursday February 27th and determine if you will need to make arrangements to miss class. An email list of all Job/Internship Fair participants was sent to the Academic Deans, notifying them of your attendance at a St. Thomas sponsored event. (If you registered after 2/20 your name may NOT be on this list). If you plan to miss class, you must inform the instructor as soon as possible. It is only considered an “excused” absence if you do this!
IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR FEBRUARY 27th
Transportation: We have a free shuttle running to and from the convention center. It’s stop is in front of the Facilities and Design Center on South Campus. The first shuttle will leave St. Thomas at 8:00 a.m. and the last shuttle will depart from the Convention Center at 6:00pm. Shuttles will run every 20-30 minutes from 8am until 3pm, and will then run every half hour. Please be aware that weather and traffic conditions may throw the schedule off a bit, and the first few shuttles will likely be crowded. Do not worry!
The weather for Thursday also looks fairly nice (for Minnesota in February!) and the Convention Center is about a 10 minute walk from our Minneapolis Campus. You may opt to take the regular St. Thomas Shuttle and walk to the convention center as well.
Parking is available downtown and is plentiful, but can get expensive, so we’d recommend carpooling and sharing the cost if you choose to do that.
Free coat & bag check: There is a free coat and bag check at the fair, but we do recommend minimizing the number of items you need to bring to the fair. Try not to bring laptops or other large items if you can help it!
Free LinkedIn Headshots: LifeTouch will be providing free professional headshots for your LinkedIn profile or other professional uses. Take advantage of them while you are all dressed up!
Students with need for extra time due special accommodations may enter at 8:30am. Please contact Amber Bieneck Thom (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are also a limited number of designated quiet spaces available at the convention center. If you have need for one during your time at the fair, please stop at the Employer Check-In area to request an access code.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER:
When you enter the convention center, follow the signs for the Job Fair. You will go down two floors from ground level (either by escalator or elevator). Stop and check your coat and bag first to lighten your load!
Then, you will need to stop at the St. Thomas Table and pick up your name-tag before you will be allowed into the fair area. We will be located behind the escalators in the corner.
If you arrive BEFORE 9am, after checking your coat/bag, please come directly to check-in at the St. Thomas Table, and then take advantage of the Free LinkedIn Headshots!
We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the Fair on Thursday and wish you all the best as you prepare!
Amber & The Career Development Team