October 2014 Newsletter

October 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

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.

The Career Development Center’s biggest event of the year, the Diversity Networking and Job Fair, will take place on the Minneapolis campus this year. Employers are still registering, but we already have a nice mix signed up: Target, Allina, CBRE and the Metropolitan Council to name a few. I like this job fair because it’s smaller (25 employers, see full list below) and therefore not overwhelming. We plan to have three classrooms with employer tables and one designated as the “resource room” where Walgreens will be taking your free LinkedIn profile picture, and Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and SCORE will tell you about the services they offer job seekers and those interested in starting their own businesses. As is our tradition, we order some tasty spring rolls and almond cookies from Sawatdee to energize you for more networking. This job fair is just Metropolitan State students and alumni, so these employers are coming because they are interested in you – join us! I look forward to seeing you there.

from Bill Baldus, Career Counselor

2014 Diversity Networking & Job Fair

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis
35 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis 55402

Food and drinks provided!


Presented by
Christopher Mullin
Executive Vice President-American Division
Minnesota-North Dakota Branch

RSVP to Lisa Weathers by October 20th to reserve your seat!
Phone: 612-243-3314
Email: lisa.weathers@axa-advisors.com

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair @ UMN

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Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – One of Our Favorite Events of the Year!
Pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.
The job fair takes place at the U of M and is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities (including Metropolitan State University).Don’t miss the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair THIS FRIDAY at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus! Here is your opportunity to meet representatives from approximately 90 government and nonprofit agencies that are looking to share information with you regarding their organization and may also be hiring for entry-level positions or internships!

Interview Tips for Blind, Visually Impaired or DeafBlind Job Seekers

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A job interview can be stressful for anyone, but for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, the job interview can present extra challenges. The workforce team at State Services for the Blind (SSB), part of DEED, offers some simple tips to help blind, visually impaired and Deaf/Blind job seekers ace the interview.

Before the Interview
Learn the route to where you are going. If possible, do a dry run to the location. For Twin Cities residents, the representatives at Metro Transit’s help line (612-373-3333) can assist you.

During the Interview
Take charge and talk about your vision impairment.

After the Interview – Mail a Note
A thank you note sent by U.S. mail is essential and will help you stand out.

Read more at: http://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/social-media/blogs/mnw-blog/blog-entry.jsp?id=466-144046

Don’t Believe These 8 Job Search Myths

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If you are tired of the job search rat race, then stop doing what you are doing. While you are at it, dismiss all the assumptions you’ve made about how jobs get filled. People hire people, not resumes. Let’s debunk your beliefs and myths associated with job searching.

  • MYTH: You will find your next job by applying online. You may believe that if you apply to enough jobs, you’ll eventually beat the odds and land one.
  • MYTH: You should expect to hear a response soon after you apply. After you have taken time to research a company, modify your résumé and go through the application process, you assume you’ll hear something.
  • MYTH: Your cover letter will always be read in full. You can’t make someone read your cover letter.

Read more at: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/09/17/dont-believe-these-8-job-search-myths

Join the Pathways Program!

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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.

Read more at: http://mnzoo.org/blog/programs/career-day/


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