The Career Development Center has offered several Career Treks this year. The most recent, a tour of WCCO, gave students an amazing opportunity to see how a newsroom operates including a chance to sit in on a news pitch meeting. A student writes about her experience on the blog: Career Trek to WCCO.
We are open throughout the summer for both students and alumni. Get in touch for assistance with career exploration, networking advice, resume and cover letter help, interviewing assistance, or graduate school planning. Next week’s Career Scoop will contain information about the Class of 2018 and where they are working and attending grad school so stay tuned.
Best of luck with your finals, congratulations to the Class of 2019, and ENJOY your summer and wherever the next adventure takes you.
Last month the Career Development Center hosted a Career Trek to the WCCO TV studio. There, we toured the sets, offices and got to sit in on the pitch meeting for the 10:00 news. Jamie Tjornehoj, a freshman Communication and Journalism major, was one of the students on the tour, and wanted to share a little about her experience:
If there is one word I would use to describe my experience at WCCO, it would be: insightful. Being able to get a tour of the studio, meeting the managers, and getting a first hand look at how a typical news episode is produced was truly motivating. We even got the opportunity to sit in on a meeting where the producers, writers, anchors, and others discussed what would be added to the show that night.
Overall, the experience helped me to visualize what a path in broadcast journalism would entail, inspiring me to work hard while I am on the route towards this dream. I would definitely recommend joining the Career Development center on one of their events as the day was well put together and very organized.
– Jamie Tjornehoj, Class of 2022
LOOKING FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT?
If you are not taking classes during the summer the time away from school provides a great opportunity to make income, build your resume, and network. A variety of organizations increase their hiring over the summer due to more business. As you brainstorm options think of seasonal businesses and services; amusement parks, city park and recreation departments, state fair, painting/exterior/grounds services for homes, cabins and boats, childcare programs/nanny. In addition to talking to friends and family about ideas use TommieCareers as a tool in your search.
WONDERING ABOUT CAREER OPTIONS?
If you are one of the many students or alumni wondering how you might use your degree, spend some time this summer exploring Candid Careers. The website features profiles of professionals discussing their job duties, explaining how they got started in their career, and offering advice for YOU. It also contains specialized sections including information about “green” jobs, information for career changers, and a section on the Happiest Jobs in America.
We are open all summer so stop in to 123 Murray-Herrick or call 651-962-6763 to make an appointment.