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Welcome back!

We have been working all summer on lining up an incredibly exciting collection of programs and events for this school year and it’s here! Fall semester is packed with special happenings, so pull out your calendars, save the dates and join us – we’re looking forward to seeing returning students and meeting new ones. Best wishes for a great fall.

Bill Baldus
Career Counselor

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Pathways Program News


Welcome to fall semester! We’ve been busy redesigning the Pathways Program over the summer and hope to have everything up and running soon. Read on to learn more about the program and how it could benefit YOU!

The Pathways Program is designed to help students navigate through the sometimes confusing and often overwhelming process of career planning. By participating in this program you’ll explore career options while gaining the skills needed for a successful job search and lifelong career management.

The Pathways Program has a D2L site and offers open lab sessions each week at various campus locations. The open lab sessions are staffed by Pathways Program counselors who are there to answer questions, demonstrate job search tools, and support you through the process. You’ll also meet other students with similar interests and majors. There is no requirement for how many open lab sessions you need to attend. It all depends on your needs and your schedule. However, we think you’ll find them very helpful and even fun! We will also plan to host activities that help you to network with employers. Examples of activities are field trips to companies within the Twin Cities area, employer panels, resume critiques with employers, and more.

Please stay in touch by getting on our waitlist. Call the Career Development Center – 651.793.1528 to sign up. Learn more about qualifying majors here: http://bit.ly/PathwaysProgram

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Get creative: Business Cards!

Not a lot of people think that you need to doll up your business card, but DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) might beg to differ! Here are some good ideas for effective business cards:

Add a graphic. A color logo will help add a dash of personality.

Include a photo. That connects you to recipients, reminding them of who you are when they look at their business card collection two weeks or two months after you met. One Minneapolis journalist uses a fun, colorful caricature rendered by a friend who is a cartoonist.
Add color —especially red and black—to help you stand out. A hedge fund manager in Minneapolis once used a black card with white letters simply displaying his website, which drove a remarkable amount of traffic to it from people curious for more information and from potential clients.
Don’t forget your cards before leaving home. You never know when you will run into someone who can help in your job search. And if you meet a particularly well-connected individual who seems genuinely interested in helping you land a job, hand that person several cards for redistribution to that person’s contacts.
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Minnesota Zoo Career Day

Are you interested in having an exciting career working with animals? Join Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational seminars to learn about science careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future.
Zoo staff from different areas of the Zoo will recommend college programs, discuss how volunteering, interning and related-work experience can give them an edge over others and explain what they do in their day-to-day activities.

For more information and to register, visit mnzoo.org/careerday or call 952.431.9390.

Target.com Woodbury JOBS!

The  Fulfillment Center is looking for part-time and full-time seasonal fulfillment center team members starting at $15.63/hour. Target is a fast, fun, and friendly place to work! Opportunities to get hired on full-time may be available as well. Come join us in making our holiday season a success! Visit target.com/careers or scan the QR code below to apply now.QR CODE

The FEB is hiring!

The Federal Executive Board of Minnesota is looking for students and recent grads to serve as executive fellows for one year term, with varying openings starting in Fall 2014. Our agency coordinates with over 120 Federal agencies in Minnesota, working with their leadership on our board and various subject matter experts who serve on our councils and run our events and programs. Our councils include Human Resources, Leadership (FOLD), ADR and Meditation, Emergency Preparedness and Diversity and Inclusion. We serve around 70,000 Federal employees, retirees and veterans with a mission to bring Federal government together with our State, Tribal, Local Government and private sector partners to foster economies of scale and cost-reduction in government.

The Fellowship Program at the FEB of MN is an effective first step for current college students and alumni to gain experience in government work. Fellows at the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota gain valuable, hands-on experience that employers in both the public and private sectors seek in their employees. The positions are unpaid but have very flexible hours. Fellows typically work between one and three days a week and must work a minimum of 40 hours a month. Fellowships are offered year round, and last one year. If you are interested in applying, please inquire about fellowship openings a few months before your desired start date.

For more information and details about this fellowship, follow the link: http://www.minnesota.fed.gov/fellowships

Leadership Mentoring Program for College Women

The Art of Honoring is a leadership development mentoring program that offers opportunities to expand, develop, and leverage your untapped leadership capabilities.  Approximately 70% of past participants received an internship or job placement because of this program.  Participants will engage with a variety of organizational leaders and students in a multicultural, multigenerational and multifaceted experience.  Mentors participate from companies like 3M, Wells Fargo, Health Partners, Travelers, Boston Scientific, and BlueCross BlueShield.  This program is a great opportunity to develop new professional skills and strengthen your network. Metropolitan State will provide the funding for student participation in this program, so the cost is free to interested students.

Criteria for participation include:

  • First-generation college student
  • Female and Multicultural-identified
  • Junior or Senior
  • GPA at or above 3.0
  • Invested in your own growth and the development of others
  • Desire to be in a leadership position
  • Commit fully to the program for the academic year (Oct-May)
  • Attend one 3.5 hour leadership session each month from 8-11:30am (First Thursday)
  • Major in science, math, business, marketing, finance, healthcare, and related fields

Email Saby Labor (Saby.Labor@metrostate.edu)  for application materials or visit the Honoring Women Worldwide website for more information: http://www.honoringwomenworldwide.org/content/view/54/83/