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One year. This year. Serve to grow.

Personal Care Assistant Position

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Job Description:
An early 30's female with Spinal Muscular Atrophy is seeking two fun & outgoing part-time Personal Care Attendants. She is located in Brooklyn Park, near Maple Grove, Osseo, Plymouth, Champlin and Columbia Heights. . . approximately 15mi from the U of M West Bank area.

Available Hours:
Mondays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (occasionally 3 p.m.)
Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Sundays between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.
One Friday a month between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Hours need to be filled immediately. These hours are best split between 2-3 people. For Saturdays and Sundays there are three available each month. Client is open to discussing schedule options.

There are occasional opportunities to fill-in for others. It is likely more hours will become available around the middle of May through the next school year, including weekday mornings. There may also be two opportunities to travel with the client this summer for a few days at a time

Client goes to work, volunteers, plays sports and enjoys typical 30-something activities (trying to cook, movies, shopping, comedy, seeing the town), and is seeking individuals who like the same but are also capable of and comfortable with doing personal cares toileting, showering, dressing, grooming, household cleaning, driving her minivan and taking her to appointments / errands and to social activities, and basically whatever she needs to or wants to do.


Applicants must:
- Pass a comprehensive background check conducted by the DHS
- Be able to easily and independently lift 80lbs on a routine basis
- Be a non-smoker (no exceptions for health reasons)
- Have a current driver's license with a good driving record and their own vehicle to get-to-and-from work
- Regular access to email and text messaging
- Females only due to the nature of cares

Application Method Details:
If you want to be considered for this position, email with your resume and availability, and at least one paragraph about yourself (i.e. tell about your interests/hobbies, etc). Make her WANT to meet you!

For more information, click here:

On-campus Interview with St. David's Center

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Multiple openings!

This schedule is open to CEHD students and if you are interested, please apply by the deadline of March 3!

Positions available:
- Autism Support Services Practitioner; $15.17-17.76/hr! Prior Lake, Mpls, Brooklyn Park
- Mental Health Skills Training Practitioner; $15.17-17.67/hr
- PCA Specialist: Edina;$12/hr
- Personal Care Assistant
- Support Staff: Afterschool Adventure program; Brooklyn Park
- Waivered Services In-home Support Staff

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February 23 - 24th, 2013: (cAsE sEnSiTiVe).

Kaplan is holding FREE Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT. This semester we're making the event more convenient than ever! You will be able to take the test from home, the library, a coffee shop, or even an open computer lab on campus! Take your practice test live and online in our Classroom Anywhere environment - available from anywhere you have Internet access.

As space is limited, this event does require pre-registration. However, a number of seats have been reserved for U of M students. To register for this free event, fill out the following web form: (cAsE sEnSiTiVe). Once registered, you will receive unique log-in information that you will use to enter Kaplan's virtual classroom and begin the exam.

Each test will last up to 4 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam. Immediately following the exam, you will receive your score report, with full comprehensive feedback on your individual performance, on a web-enabled mobile device (smartphone or tablet). One of our expert instructors will provide a short overview on how to interpret your score report, followed by a short workshop on test-taking strategies. Kaplan staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.

This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and also to become familiar with the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. For most students, this exam will be a more realistic test-taking experience as you can practice in the format that mirrors most graduate school exams. 

For additional information and alternative practice test dates, visit us at or call one of Kaplan's test experts at 1-800-KAP-TEST. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in going to business, grad, law, med, dental, optometry, or pharmacy school in the next few years! Please do not hesitate to contact our local Kaplan representative, Ann Peckskamp with any questions at or 612-916-0381.


Said Ali, Business and Marketing Education, Human Resource Development and Leadership Minor
Executive Team Leader | Target

How did you learn about your current position?
I learned about my current position by going to the employer recruitment event that came to STSS which was on campus. I knew that Target was going to be there and I have been preparing for Target for a long while so I knew that this was my chance to get to know more about them and see if they had any positions open. They had a Position open which is Executive Team Leader. So I applied for the position and did a round of 5 interviews and got the job.

Describe your position.
I will be working at Target as the Executive Team Leader. This position is kind of assistant manager and manager at the same time. I will act as the manager in different roles and will be the assistant managers at other roles as well. I will be out in the store helping out customers, working in a team with team members, and doing different task at a daily level.

What do you most enjoy about your position? What are some of the challenges?
I really like the idea that I will come every day doing something new and challenging at the same time. Coming to work and knowing that you will be doing the same thing over and over again can get boring at times but at the current position I will be doing something new daily which is something I enjoy. There are many challenges some of them are making decisions on the spot, trying to get the best quality to meet guests exceptions, and making sure everything is going fine at work with team members.

How does your position fit with your long term career goals?
It does fit with aspects of HRD. Recruiting is one industry in the HRD field and it is a different and intriguing in my opinion. I am grateful I can have an experience like this so young in my career.

During your job search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?
I try and be as honest as possible. I want them to know that I am still inexperienced and I am looking for new opportunities to help expand my professional outlook. I am always up front and I know how to sell my human capital. I have great emotional intelligence and I use that angle to help my employers get to know me in a different way.

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship/job search process?
I had the help of family and friends that have had similar experience in this field. I also had their support which is always a plus! I also was prepared because I have gone on interviews in the past and using my past experiences always helps me be better prepared. It was also very helpful that the U of M set up a HRD recruitment event in which great organizations attended!

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?
I would give this advice: don't pass up opportunities that are presented to you just because you think you don't have the experience or job prerequisites. Everyone has to start somewhere, and building your resume starts with experience! Do as much as you can while you're in college, it will benefit you in the long run. You don't want to look back and think 'oh I wish I would have done that'! I went to the recruitment fair kind of on a last minute whim. I saw it in an email and thought "hey maybe I find something, maybe I don't". Always try and go into those kinds of things with an open mind and don't be afraid to put yourself out there! You will be glad you did.

Summer Group Leader Job Postings!

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Summer Camp GROUP LEADER - Part Time Hours (20-35 per week) & Full Time hours (35-40 per week) University Youth & Community Programs 612-625-2242

University Youth & Community Programs has been offering unique and high quality summer camps to youth, ages 5-15, for over 25 years. Instruction in a variety of specialty topics is combined with a well-rounded recreation program that features the resources and facilities of the Twin Cities Campus. A convenient location and extended daytime hours add to the popularity. Youth attend one or more weeks throughout the summer. Age appropriate groups are kept to a small, 1:7 ratio of adults to youth for a fun summer experience for all.

Monday - Friday
Shift to be scheduled between 7am and 6pm
Rate: $8.25 & up

• Age 18 or older
• Experience working youth ages 5-15.
• Experience implementing youth activities and supervising youth in groups of 8 to 20.
• Willing and able to swim & physically play with youth on a daily basis.
• Flexible, creative and articulate.
• Available to work 10 full weeks, Monday through Friday, during the program dates June 10 - August 23, 2013 (No camps week of July 1-5)
• Available for interviews on one or more dates: afternoon or evening times March 7, 11, or 18; morning or day time hours March 14
• Available to attend the required training sessions on June 3 and June 4 (evening), and Sunday, June 9 (approximately 2-8pm)
• Completion of all staff training prior to program start date (CPR, First Aid, AED, Blood borne Pathogens, belaying for rock climbing, online courses, etc.). Training is provided as needed after hiring.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - in addition to the required qualifications
• Age 19 or older
• Training in child development, elementary education, early childhood, recreation, or similar fields.
• Experience in a day camp, recreation, or school age care setting.
• Outgoing and energetic personality.
• Organized and highly responsible.
• Experience working as a member of a team.
• Customer service or public relations experience and training.

• Provide a safe environment for youth ages 5-15.
• Supervise and participate with groups of youth in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming, rock climbing, games, arts/crafts, field trips and more.
• Plan and lead organized games and other age appropriate activities.
• Interact and relate with youth and serve as a positive role model.
• Work as a team with other Group Leaders, Instructors, and Supervisors.
• Be an ambassador for the University of Minnesota and Youth Programs on and off of campus.
• Assist with daily set-up, daily clean up, and transportation.
• Carry out the goals, themes and schedule of the program to provide a consistent and high quality experience.
• Other duties as assigned.

Part Time: Requisition #: 182726 (student) 182727 (non-student)
Full Time: Requisition #: 182679 (student) 182725 (non-student)

Career Services Open House for OLPD Students

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Join us for the Career Services Open House for OLPD Students!

Visit the Career Services Center to connect with career counselors and learn about internship and job search resources. Tours of the resource center and the on-campus interview suite will be given throughout the event. Stop-by anytime!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
411 Science Teaching and Student Services Building

There will also be two hands-on sessions designed to help you navigate GoldPASS (the U of M's on-line job and internship database) and LinkedIn (a professional networking site).

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm | GoldPASS and LinkedIn Session
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm | GoldPASS and LinkedIn Session

Please RSVP here!

Check in at 411 STSS at least 5 minutes before the session. You are welcome to attend either session. These sessions will be interactive, so please bring your iPad or laptop if you have one. For students who don't have a portable device, we will have iPads available for use during the sessions.

Advisers from CEHD as well as the OLPD Department will also be on hand to help answer questions.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), CEHD Student Services, and CEHD Career Services.

Career of the Week- Recruiter

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recruiter.jpgFinding the right person for the right job can be a challenging endeavor. However, successfully finding the perfect fit of job and employee can be incredibly rewarding. Businesses are coming to that understanding more and more each year. This has opened the door for Recruiters to be a valued member of a Human Resources team.

This position rewards those who love to network and connect with other professionals. It also works great for those who are creative and use out of the box methods to find the best workers. Strong communication skills are also essential as a Recruiter is working with people both within the organization and those outside.

If this type of role is intriguing to you, then a major in Human Resources Development is the perfect place to start! This major can provide you with the business knowledge, interpersonal skills, and understanding of legal requirements necessary to be a successful recruiter. If you are interested in learning more about this profession, you can check it out on:

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Information Session/ Meet & Greet with Dipont Education Management Group
Thursday, February 21, 2013
STSS 518/520
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Positions in GoldPASS: Teachers, Curriculum Center Counselor, College Admission Counselor
Dipont Education Management Group, Chinese educational services company with a particular focus on the delivery of overseas curricula to Chinese students, will be at the U of M Job & Internship Fair.

Meet & Greet: Prior to the fair, they are holding an information session on-campus. To learn more about Dipont Education Management, view their GoldPASS profile and positions at

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Information Session & Meet/ Greet with Employer: Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

Location: U of M East bank STSS Building: room 518/520

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

TEACH IN SWEDEN! Internationella Engelska Skolan (International School of Sweden)
Message from Internationella Engelska Skolan! We're looking for teachers who go the extra mile, or 4,000. Internationella Engelska Skolan is a Swedish free school company looking to recruit talented, committed, professional teachers for our 17 schools throughout Sweden. We want proficient English-speakers to teach a wide range of subjects, because at our bilingual schools we teach students to command English in all subject areas. Our Schools have high academic expectations and all our students are given help to reach their potential. Through discipline and tough love we create a safe, calm environment where teachers teach and students learn. If IES sounds like the right place for you to teach, and if you are interested in making the move to Sweden then consider attending this information session.

Questions? Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg at

Kwanzaa Freedom School Internship opportunit​y!

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Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools
Servant Leader Intern Position Description

Job Description
Freedom School Servant Leader Interns work as paid summer camp counselors, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am until approximately 4:00 pm, with children in grades K-8. Interns help serve breakfast and lunch, lead a literacy rich curriculum during the morning and lead/chaperone field trips and activities in the afternoon. Attendance at several parent meetings during the summer, typically on weeknights, is expected. Interns also a weeklong training in Knoxville, TN before the beginning of Freedom School.

• Set-up, maintain and breakdown classroom space
• Serve as energetic Harambee' leaders each day of local program operation.
• Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of ten or more students for 6-7 weeks during the summer months, according to the standards developed by the Children's Defense Fund and the local program sponsor.
• Serve as leaders of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.
• Maintain health and safety standards & accurate records relating to attendance and first aid
• Collaborate with the program staff to establish and maintain a positive, supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.

• At least 18 years old, enrolled in college and completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies or recent college graduates who have previously served as Freedom School interns
• Solid commitment to children's advocacy & enthusiasm for the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools program
• Ability to motivate others
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Willingness to be open and respectful of all cultures
• Willingness to strive for excellence in all areas
• Exhibit positive behavior and attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor
• Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the character and humility of servant leadership
• Current voter registration
• Satisfactory drug and background check for criminal and child protective findings

About Freedom Schools
Founded in 1995 by the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program is a direct service initiative which provides summer options for children while strengthening parent and community involvement in the year-round achievement of children.
Freedom Schools® serve children ages 5 to 18 for six-eight weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum that promotes social, cultural, and historical awareness.

Built around the theme "I Can Make a Difference in Myself, My Family, My Community, My Country and My World with Hope, Action and Education," Freedom School provides a literacy-rich, culturally-inspiring curriculum in which children learn to love to read. Using African-American role models, community guests who share personal stories of making a difference, cooperative games, and activities for critical thinking, the children gain confidence and skills to strengthen their school-year performance. In the summer of 2009, there were 132 Freedom Schools programs across 61 cities and 24 states serving 9,200 children.

If interested please email resumes to Ashley Thurmond at Or Nina Roberson at by Friday March 1st 2013

Red Frog Events Information Session

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Red Frog Events Information Session
Thursday, February 21, 2013
3:30 to 4:30 PM
ST&SS, rooms 518/520
(no registration required)

Based out of Chicago, Red Frog Events is a unique event management company that gives college students (or grads) the opportunity to join a one-of-a-kind 3-5 month paid internship in the heart of Chicago.

Learn more by clicking on the event description in GoldPASS (event ID #1806):

*Red Frog Events will also be at the U of M Job & Internship Fair on February 22!

Two Full Time Mental Health Opportunit​y!

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Mental Health Advocate
GradStaff Incorporated

Job Description: Member Advocates are responsible for 1) providing telephonic service and process explanation; 2) benefit and eligibility interpretation; 3) screening and referral functions; and 4) follow-up and service satisfaction. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Registers participants in the advocacy system and opens case files
• Screens participants and provider requests for services
• Educate participants with respect to parameters of services and benefits design including claim process
• Assists and supports care managers in the handling of crisis calls
• Provides follow-up calls to participants to assess level of service satisfaction
• Completes service tracking and initiates the Concern, Compliant, Grievance (CCG) process
• Participates in clinical/intake staff meeting and in-service seminars

• Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in mental health/social sciences field
• Experience in mental health, social or human services, insurance and/or customer service setting
• Must demonstrate warmth and empathy with client
• Strong conflict-resolution skills - must be able to work positively with irate callers or those who are in a crisis
• Flexible and creative problem-solver - every call is different so candidate must be able to be comfortable "thinking on their feet"
• Must be comfortable working in fast-paced, deadline-driven business environment
• Strong receptiveness to feedback from supervisor and mentor
• Team work oriented coupled with good judgment in making decisions

Career Path/Opportunities for growth:
• Company puts strong emphasis on internal career development
• Lead Personal Advocate/Sr. Lead Personal Advocate - responsible for new employee training
• Team Leader - management for Advocate teams
• Case Coordinator - acts as liaison between care management team and clients
• Care Manager (requires Master's degree in Psychology)
• Account Reps, Wellness Coordinator Reps, Human Resources, and/or other positions within business structure

• Excellent opportunity for a Psychology graduate to use degree in a business setting
• Tuition reimbursement for Master's degree in Psychology

Application: Please send your resume to


Member Advocate Masters Degree
SUBSIDIARY: Clinical Operations

GradStaff is currently recruiting for a Member Advocate with a large Mental health Insurance Company located in the Twin Cities.

General Purpose:
This position performs advanced Advocate duties which include: performing the role of mentor to new Member Advocates; delivery of training and orientation; and performing auditory function as assigned by supervisor. This position is also responsible for representing the company to all inbound callers. The Advocacy tasks of this position are varied and often complex in nature and include: (1) Service and process explanation, (2) Benefit, eligibility and complex claim interpretation, (3) Screening and referral functions, services callers and (4) Follow-up and service satisfaction, (5) Participant Education needs based on participant's presenting problem/issues, and (6) Access to care function. This position services callers and problem-solves independently. Incumbents will Utilize Telephony, Web, and internal materials to achieve first time resolution for callers.

1. Representing the company to all inbound callers
2. Registers participants in the intake system and opens case files.
3. Assists participants with requests for services.
4. Educate participants with respect to parameters of services and benefits design.
5. Educate participants with respect to presenting issues.
6. Provides participants with names and phone numbers of nearest providers according to contract, specialty, and/or geographic need and fosters introductions between parties.
7. Responsible for meeting Quality Indicators, 90% or greater each month.
8. Communicates pertinent data to providers when necessary, and alerts providers to expect participants' calls.
9. Completes ad hoc provider searches as needed and writes authorizations to insure claims are paid correctly.
10. Assists and supports care managers in the handling of crisis calls.
11. Provides follow-up calls to participants to assess level of services, PCP Coordination, alert to available web services, and completes outcomes follow-ups.
12. Completes service tracking and initiates the Concern, Complaint, Grievance (CCG) process.
13. Assists less seasoned Member Advocates as necessary.
14. Participates in auditing cases and/or acts as a point person for specific accounts.
15. Demonstrates a complete awareness and understanding of the responsibilities and workflows of the various departments within the site.
16. Participates in staff meetings and in-service seminars.
17. Completes additional tasks and projects as assigned.

• Masters degee in mental health field or psychology/social work related field preferred (special note: this educational level may be required by some customers as designated specifically within their contracted services).
• Previous Customer Service Experience or related position.
• Superb interpersonal communication and leadership skills.

• Two years of experience in a mental health, social service, or insurance setting preferred.
• Effective listening and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Ability to type effectively; strong PC skills/word processing experience.
• Experience in a service-focused environment.
• Ability to maintain a professional and positive imagine to internal and external customers.
• Ability to take on additional tasks as assigned and still is productive and supportive to the team and the incoming volume.
• Ability to delineate complex service and benefit issues.
• Ability to judge severity of crisis and delegate to care manager's staff when necessary.
• Ability to maintain a high level of working knowledge about customers and products.
• Ability to match educational materials to participant needs.
• Ability to recognize and follow up on complicated service issues.

• Coordinate services efficiently in order to meet the needs of our customers.
• Strong support to the Member Advocate Team on a day-to-day basis.
• Make sound decisions, based on their own judgment experience. Make sound business decisions based on the needs of the caller to insure appropriate referrals to services.
• Work as a team member within a larger group
• Attendance at staff meetings in which clinical and administrative issues are discussed

• Company puts strong emphasis on internal career development
• Lead Member Advocate/Sr. Lead Member - responsible for new employee training
• Case Coordinator - acts as liaison between care management team and clients
• Care Manager (requires Master's degree in Psychology)
• Account Reps, Wellness Coordinator Reps, Human Resources, and/or other positions within business structure

• Excellent opportunity for a Psychology graduate to use degree in a business setting
• Excellent benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, 401K and PTO
• Tuition reimbursement

Interested candidates can email their resume to

GradStaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to apply for open positions. GradStaff does not discriminate on the basis an applicant's age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance.

The U of M Library is seeking to hire student staff!

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Wilson Library | Clerical and Administrative Support Student Position


- Computer skills to include email, internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience with copiers, fax machine, and voice mail
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive materials and information
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Professional demeanor
- Internet search skills

- Work study preferred
- One to two years office or administrative experience
- Customer service experience
- Experience with electronic calendars
- Experience assisting staff with wide range of projects

Reception (50%):
- Provide day-to-day operation support for reception area: includes answer phones, direct calls, welcomes and assists guests
- Open and/or close office
- Maintain departmental meeting space
- Monitor and maintain cleanliness and organization of public areas: reception and waiting areas, kitchen, copier room, and conference rooms.
- Maintain inventory and organization of supplies
- Gather and distribute mail
- Copy and organize meeting materials i.e. handouts, agendas, etc.

Administration Support (50%):
- Provide clerical support to members of Libraries Administration
- Schedule meetings
- Prepare mailings
- Prepare documents and spreadsheets
- Gather and consolidate information from multiple sources
- Assist with meeting set-up, preparation, and clean up
- Update Libraries wiki pages
- Print materials
- File
- Make copies and compile materials
- Other projects/work as assigned by supervisor
- Errands/deliveries on campus
- Locate library materials
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants must apply online, attach a resume, cover letter, and Additional Document 1 that states their available work hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Schedule for Spring and future semesters will be negotiated.


H-1B Visa Workshop

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An immigration attorney from a local law firm will provide information on H-1B eligibility requirements, the application process, and the necessary timelines. This workshop is specifically for people who are interested in becoming an H-1B for employers other than University of Minnesota.

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Place: 250 Blegen Hall

For any questions, please contact:
Yuki Tokuji
International Student Advisor
Direct: 612-626-7194
Office: 612-626-7100

Noble Network Job Fair

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Strengths Coaches at the Job Fair!

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This year at the U of M Job Fair there will be strengths coaches on hand all day outside of the student lounge to help students use their strengths to navigate the fair and leave a lasting impression with employers. A short handout with 5 tips for how students can use their strengths at the job fair as well as a video 'Strengths at the Career Fair' can help students think about how they can use their strengths to be successful before the fair. Below is a snippet from the 'prepare' section of the U of M Job Fair with the links to these resources, they are also posted on the student section of our webpage.

Consider what your Strengths are and how you can use them to succeed at the fair. Get tips for how you can use each of your individual strengths to succeed in job searching and interviewing - many of these suggestions are useful for the career fair!
Top 5 Tips for Your Top 5: Career Fair
Strengths at the Career Fair (VIDEO)

Have a confident, professional interaction with the organization's representative.
• Relate your skills, interests, strengths and experiences to specific needs of the employer. Strengths coaches will be on hand the day of the fair to offer advice on how to use your strengths to be successful at the job fair.

Job Description:
Gain valuable hands-on experience in planning, supervising, implementing and evaluating a variety of youth recreation programs, including T-ball, tennis, park programs, sports camps, teen adventure camps, and the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride. Orientation, training and mentoring is provided.
• Work with a variety of age groups: preschool, youth, teens
• Develop leadership and management skills
• Develop public relations and customer service skills
• Gain experience working in a collaborative environment
• Apply coursework and theory in a large, fast-paced and comprehensive recreation program

Internship Responsibilities:
1. Participate in program management, including program development, scheduling, budgeting, marketing, registration, facilities management, and staffing.
2. Assist in supervising and providing guidance for participants in summer youth programs, camps and special events.
3. Participate in planning, preparation of, and leading age-appropriate activities.
4. Establish a positive and friendly relationship with participants.
5. Assist in the supervision and training of program staff.
6. Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

1. Must be enrolled in a recreation, sports management, leisure studies, or community education degree program at an accredited college or university; juniors and seniors preferred.
2. Evidence of passion for working with youth
3. Evidence of positive interpersonal skills; ability to relate to both children and adults.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills
5. Evidence of understanding of and willingness to abide by confidentiality policy and practice
6. Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
7. Proven record of punctuality and responsibility
8. Current certification in CPR and first aid, or willingness to acquire (training will be provided for selected candidates not already certified.)

Application Method Details:
Apply online at

For more details:

Practice Interview Event for Teacher Candidates

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Register Today!

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Practice Interview Event for Teacher Candidates
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | 524 Science Teaching and Student Services Building

Would you like to brush up on your interviewing skills? Practice with a professional in the field! Sign up for a practice interview with CEHD alumni & preK-12 employers (veteran teachers, human resource representatives, principals, and superintendents).

Register here by February 28, 2013 to reserve your spot. Interview times will be assigned & confirmed early March.

Questions? Contact Sarah Wolfe at

Drop-in Interviews with Buffalo Wild Wings Corporation

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Drop-In Hours with Buffalo Wild Wings

Where: STSS Interview Center, 524

When: Friday, March 8th

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GoldPASS Career Event ID 1803

About the Drop-In Session: Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting a drop-in session to speak with students about their upcoming Buff Wild WInds L & D Job Posting.pdf The internship will take place at their Home Office located in Minneapolis, MN and is currently posted on GoldPASS. Students are encouraged to apply online prior to the session, but are not required. This will be a great opportunity to speak directly with the hiring manager for this position as well as to speak to a previous intern about her experience at Buffalo Wild Wings. Please note that this session will be set up similarly to a career fair and students will be able to speak to Buffalo Wild Wings representatives on a first come first serve basis.

About Buffalo Wild Wings: It all started in 1982 with one restaurant in Columbus, OH. Since then we've grown to have a store in almost every state in the U.S. (sorry, Rhode Island) and continue to open B-Dubs® around the world (you're welcome, Earth).

GoldPASS Career Event ID 1803

Success Story | David Davoudlarian, School Counselor

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Licensure program: School Counseling
Completed ILP: 2009
Employer: North Slope Borough School District, Alaska
Position: School Counselor

1. How did you learn about your current position?
I went to the (MN) Education Job Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center and learned about jobs in Alaska. I filled out the application, which is universal on the Alaska Teacher Placement (ATP) website. The position I was offered was originally offered to another person who decided at the last minute they did not want to go so far north. So the Principal started looking at profiles and liked what she saw in me and contacted me.

2. Describe the application and interview process.
Alaska has a universal application site to help educators find jobs in Alaska. Many interviews are held at job fairs around the country. When they cannot meet the applicant in person, interviews either happen via Skype or an old fashioned phone interview. My interview was over the phone and was relatively short. The process usually involves multiple people, mine was with only my Principal, but that is by no means common. Also most if not all educators in Alaska have to work in the Alaska "Bush", basically not on the road system. Road system jobs are very hard to come by even for experienced educators. I work in a fly in only village of 250 people.

3. How did you make yourself stand out during the job search?
I sold myself. I am my own biggest advocate and I made sure that my personality, while large, was not overwhelming but at the same time I was sincere about who I am. Follow up on your job search. If you have placed an application with a school through ATP, make sure you call the school and introduce yourself. Speak clearly and enunciate your words. Phones in Alaska are not always reliable and there might be as much as a 5 second delay.

4. Looking back, what did you find to be the most helpful during job search process?
Don't get frustrated. I placed approximately 50 applications around Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska and only had 4 interviews. The local (MN) Education Job Fair was great.

5. Did you utilize career services (on-campus interviews, career events, appointment(s), online resources)? If so, what was your experience like?
Career services set me up for the (MN) Education Job Fair and was very instrumental in directing me to the different locations who were looking for a School Counselor.

6. What advice would you like to share with others about your experience?
Don't give up. I almost did, I won't lie. Also keep your mind open to other places. I did and now I live in an awesome 100% Alaska Native (Inupiat) village that has opened my eyes and broadened my my mind. Yes, it gets bitterly cold (-80 with wind last year), yes you have culture shock, yes you might be away from your family like me (they are about 1000 miles away), you might have to fly in a single engine, 9 seater plane (watch Flying Wild Alaska, they fly me). But you do it anyway for the kids. I have 71 students from K though 12 and I know each of their names and I know their parents. I am Counselor Dave to them. They have embraced me and shared their culture with me.

USB Interview Workshop

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Group-Interview-Tips.jpgSummer is right around the corner and now is the time to prepare for your job and internship search. One of the important elements that you need to make sure you are ready for is the Interview. For some people, this is the most natural experience in the world. However, for many others, it can be a source of significant anxiety.

On February 18th, the Undergraduate Student Board and CEHD Career Services are teaming up to host an interviewing workshop. The event will include tips and suggestions on how to interview well as well as an opportunity to practice interviewing with professionals.

If you are interested in participating, you need to RSVP. Space is limited, so sign up soon, before all of the spaces are full!

February 18th

Click to RSVP

Career of the Week: Human Resources Generalist

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Are you outgoing and interested in gaining recruiting skills? Do you enjoy training others on new materials or ideas? Do you enjoy meeting new people and evaluating their strengths? If so, you may want to consider a career as a Human Resources Generalist!

Employers hire Human Resources Generalists to perform a number of tasks including recruitment, interviewing, and employment related training. Most employers are looking for candidates with Bachelor's Degrees in Human Resource Development as well as experiences within that field. The Occupational Handbook projects that Human Resources Generalist positions will grow by 21% by 2020, much faster than other career areas! If interested, look at GoldPASS and the CEHD Career Services site for more info!

On-campus Interviews with Several Teaching Employers!

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On-campus Interviews with Minneapolis Public Schools:
March 26th, 28th, 29th
STSS interview center, 524
On-campus interviews are pre-arranged through GoldPASS
Deadline to submit: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 3:00pm

The employer is interviewing for:

Special Education- multiple areas
World Languages- multiple areas
Bilingual/ Bicultural Elementary
Social Studies
Physical Education
Early Childhood

On-campus Interviews with White Bear Lake Area Schools
Friday, March 1st, 2013
STSS Interview Center, 524
On-campus interviews are pre-arranged through GoldPASS
Deadline to submit: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:00pm

Employer is interviewing for:
Special Education- multiple areas
School Counselor

On-campus interview with Los Angeles Unified School District
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
STSS Interview Center, 524
Deadline to submit: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 3:00pm
All secondary subject areas
Special Education- multiple areas

On-campus interview with Mercy Corps Volunteer (Virtual On-campus interview)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
STSS Interview Center, 524
Deadline to submit: April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm
Teacher- all subjects

Next Steps to accessing & apply to on-campus interviews:
1) Search the on-campus interview tab in GoldPASS.
2) Submit your resume and cover letter to the on-campus interviews you would like to by the deadline to be considered.

More Information:
Uncertain how on-campus interviewing works? Please click here for more details.

Prepare your materials:
To prepare your resume and cover letter, visit the CEHD Career Services website (click on "Resumes & Cover Letters") for sample teacher resumes and resume & cover letter tips.

Education related on-campus interviews: On-campus interviews are pre-arranged and managed through GoldPASS so please apply to be considered. These on-campus interviews are intended for upcoming licensure graduates from spring 2013 and alumni of our programs. You do not need to already have your license in order to apply.

Information Session & Meet/ Greet with Employer:
Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB (International School of Sweden)
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: U of M East bank STSS Building: room 518/520

Special Education Screening

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Our Special Education department is holding a Special Education Screening on February 22, 2013!
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(Deadline extended to apply!)
TEACH IN SWEDEN! Internationella Engelska Skolan (International School of Sweden) Message from Internationella Engelska Skolan! We're looking for teachers who go the extra mile, or 4,000. Internationella Engelska Skolan is a Swedish free school company looking to recruit talented, committed, professional teachers for our 17 schools throughout Sweden. We want proficient English-speakers to teach a wide range of subjects, because at our bilingual schools we teach students to command English in all subject areas. Our Schools have high academic expectations and all our students are given help to reach their potential. Through discipline and tough love we create a safe, calm environment where teachers teach and students learn. If IES sounds like the right place for you to teach, and if you are interested in making the move to Sweden then please send your CV and a covering letter to the on-campus interview

A recruitment team from IES Sweden will be at the University of Minnesota on Monday, February 18th, 2013 to hold scheduled interviews and an information session

Candidate Requirements:
Current or pending U.S teaching license in the subject areas of:

Home Economics
Wood work
Physical Education
Potential school leaders are also sought after.
Teachers for students aged 10 to 16 are the target.

Organization website

Next Steps:
Submit your resume and cover letter to the GoldPASS On-campus Interview Schedule ID 2625

We are encouraging U of M Teacher Candidates (upcoming graduates, pending license, candidates, and alumni) to apply to the and attend the information session event.

GoldPASS Information:
Job ID: 83633
Interview Schedule: 2625
Deadline to submit: 2/10/2013 at 12:00pm
Please clearly indicate your pending and/or current teaching license on your resume

Information Session & Meet/ Greet with Employer: Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013
Location: U of M East bank STSS Building: room 518/520 Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Planning Analyst Intern with Hennepin County

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This is a non-benefit earning, limited duration position requiring up to 19 hours per week. Work hours may be scheduled around the student's class schedule. This position will function in a results-only work environment (ROWE), which will allow flexibility in the work schedule to achieve results. At the student's initiative, and as appropriate, this position may be used to fulfill degree program requirements (e.g., internship, field experience, etc.). This position is expected to last up to one year.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
• Assist in program implementation.
• Collect and analyze data from various sources.
• Prepare reports for management planning.
• Write statistical and project reports.
• Analyze processes and recommend next steps.
• Conduct studies to assist in policies and procedures revisions needed.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:
• Enrollment as a University of Minnesota student pursuing a graduate degree in human services, public policy, public affairs, public planning, public health, social work, and/or related field.
• Maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher.
• Experience and skills using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or OneNote.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.

Must have the ability to:

◦ Typically work up to 19 hours a week.
◦ Demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills and make recommendations for improvements.
◦ Work as part of a project team.
◦ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
◦ Demonstrate the employee competencies.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide a professional writing sample. A background check will be completed post-interview.

Please look here for more details:

Market Your Internatio​nal Experience Workshop Series!

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The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a workshop series throughout spring 2013 for students who have had an international experience and would like to learn best practices in incorporating it into their job or graduate school search! Career counselors will share their expertise on the topics below. Please let any interested students know about the upcoming events. Our first session is Wednesday, February 13 from 2pm-3:15pm.

Join us for a Market Your International Experience Workshop and learn how to leverage your international experience!

All workshops are held at the University International Center (UIC) Rm 101. UIC is located at 331 17th Ave SE.

Targeting your resume and cover letter for career success:
Feb 13 from 2pm-3:15pm with Sara Newberg

Effective Interviewing: Tell Your International Stories:
March 13 from 2pm-3:15pm with Maggie Kubak

Branding and Networking Your Way to Career Success:
April 10 from 2pm-3:15pm with Darren Kaltved

Further information and resources available at:

Contact Lindsey Lahr ( with any questions.

North American Sports Group On-Campus Interviews!

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Drop-in Interviews with North American Sports Group
Where: U of M eastbank STSS Interview Center, 524
When: Tuesday, February, 12, 2013
Time: 10:30am-4:00pm

About the Drop-in interview: Recruiters from North American Sports Group are hosting drop-in interviews for their positions and internships. These opportunities are located in NY, CO, and traveling throughout the lower 48 states. The employer provides housing support for their interns and accommodations for any traveling positions. Stop by the STSS interview center between the hours of 10:30am-4:00pm for 15 minute interviews. Interviews will be given on a first come first serve basis. Resumes are highly encouraged, but not required to meet with the employer

About North American Sports Group: North American Sports Group is the leader in sports and events activation. Our history dates back to the early 1990's and has produced hundreds of national tournaments reaching close to a million recreational athletes ages 6-45.

Check out their postings in GoldPASS
Digital Marketing Social Media Intern # 90148
Team Services # 90147
Road Crew Event Production # 90144

International Student Career Fair Prep Workshop

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If you are an international student and planning on attending the University of Minnesota's Job and Internship Fair, this workshop is for you! Come and learn about researching employers, practice interacting with recruiters, and learn how to make the most of your experience at the Job and Internship Fair!

The prep workshop will be held on Friday 2/15 from 1:25-3:00pm at President's Room, Coffman Union

RSVP is required for this event. Please register by Wed. Feb.13
GoldPass Registration
The Edge Registration

Questions? Please contact:
Xiaoji Zhang | Career Coach | Undergraduate Business Career Center
Carlson School of Management | University of Minnesota

MN Goes to Berlin Fellowship!

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MN Goes to Berlin fellowship in brief:
The DAAD Center for German & European Studies has been working with Berlin elementary and secondary schools on a professional development / internship program for U of M students and Berlin teachers. The program has been around since 2008. Last year, we found a permanent partner at the Free University in Berlin in the education department. It has allowed us to put more emphasis on professional development aspects also for the U of M fellows. We will award up to 10 internship fellowships to U of M students from across the U of M system to assist as teacher's aides in Berlin classrooms.

It's a great opportunity for students to work closely with a full-time teacher in Germany.

German-language ability is desirable but not required. Fellows live with the teacher in whose classrooms they assist. A generous fellowship package ensures direct costs to the fellows are very reasonable.

Program dates are May 25-June 16. (Extended) Application deadline is Feb 11th!

Full details at

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Positions | On-campus Interview

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Entry Level Sales and Management Trainee (Full-Time)

Job Description:
Looking to use your skills in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, or Management with an industry leader? In the Enterprise Management Training Program, you can use those talents on a daily basis as you interact and do business with customers and business partners alike. You'll also be taught how to lead a team and develop a plan to grow the business, all the while honing your management, customer service and communication skills. You'll have real responsibility from day one in all aspects of the business. And with our performance-based promotions, you'll have real opportunity as well. Join the company ranked as one of the 50 Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek.

Bachelor's degree required.

Must have relevent experience in 2 of the following 3 categories:-Sales
-Will consider 3+ years as a professional or college athlete in lieu of sales
-Will consider 2+ years of active duty military experience in lieu of sales
-Customer Service

-Must have a valid driver's license with no more than 3 moving violations on driving record in the past 3 years.
-No drug or alcohol related conviction on driving record within the last 5 years (DUI/DWI).
-No careless driving conviction on driving record in the past 3 years.
-Must be at least 18 years old.
-Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.

Sales and Management Internship

Job Description:
It's Business 101 on 10 cups of coffee!

When you join our Management Internship Program, you'll acquire highly marketable skills and experience pertaining to every aspect of running a successful business. You'll soon discover that every day is different because it is filled with so many new, exciting, rewarding and often unexpected challenges. There is one consistent aspect, however - everyday, you'll learn more about sales/marketing, customer service, business management, and administrative skills than you ever thought possible.

At Enterprise, you won't be a glorified gopher getting coffee or filing all day. Our interns go at the same energized pace and take on the same challenges and responsibilities as our Management Trainees.

Not only is it a paid internship program, but interns may also be eligible for performance incentives and employee referral rewards. The business training you'll receive will be an amazing jumpstart to your career.

- Must be enrolled full time in college pursuing a Bachelor's degree and graduating within 2 semesters (For 2013 Summer Internship, must be graduating in December 2013 or May 2014)
- Must have a minimum of 12 months of experience in any combination of sales, customer service (in a sales/retail environment), management/supervisory experience (in a sales/retail environment), organizational leadership experience, or experience as a student athlete
- Must have a valid driver's license with no more than 2 moving violations and/or at-fault accidents on driving record in the past 3 years.
- No drug or alcohol related conviction (DUI, DWI) on record within the past 3 years
- Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.


*To be considered for an interview applicants must apply through GoldPASS and through Enterprise's website.
1. Apply via GoldPASS and:
2. Complete our online application at


Ultimate Staffing Business Solutions Manager Position

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Are you looking for a service/sales career with unlimited income potential?

For an opportunity to leverage your previous service/sales success and be a creative solution finder for top companies in the marketplace, read on...

Roth Staffing has appeared on the Inc. 500 list three times and continues to be recognized as an industry leader through our three full-service staffing divisions, Ultimate Staffing Services, Ledgent, and Adams & Martin Group - and all of our growth has been organic and without venture capital funding.

By honoring our company with this prestigious opportunity, Inc. Magazine also recognizes the fact that "Roth only hires the most talented people and is unwilling to compromise from being the very best".

Are you that person?

The Recruitment aspect of this role requires a proven track record in recruiting, multi-tasking, computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and effective time management. The function of this role is to identify qualified staffing associates (Ambassadors) to fill a variety of specialty positions through effective recruiting, interviewing and screening processes, and ensuring successful placements of temporary, temporary-to-hire and full-time candidates. This individual will develop relationships by securing thorough job order requirements, matching qualified candidates to positions, monitoring job performance and staffing associate satisfaction. The position requires a consultative mindset, ability to juggle multiple priorities and the ability to grow & expand client relationships to better position Roth Staffing for repeat business.

The Sales aspect of this position encompasses Business to Business prospecting via phone and in person. This also includes development and expansion of a local sales territory. You will be selling our services to prospective new customers, expanding our existing customer database and assisting in the placement of professionals.

Role Requirements:

Natural alignment with the Company's culture and core values.
- 2+ years experience in B2B sales in a professional services environment.
- Bachelor's degree in related function is strongly preferred.
- Ability to connect with individuals at various levels within an organization.
- Strong cold-calling, negotiation and persuasion skills.
- The ability to work well in a team environment.
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office suite and Outlook email required
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
- The ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace.
- Solid problem solving and organization skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Strong business acumen.

Ultimate Staffing is part of the Roth Staffing family of Companies, which is one of the largest, privately held staffing companies in the country. We are proud of being the only staffing company recognized with all the industry's top awards for:

• The Best Staffing Firm to Work For
• The Best Staffing Firm to Temp For
• The Best in Client Service

It's a great company! We get to make life better for people and to create remarkable experiences every day. We are just a new and different kind of staffing company!

We are hiring for a Business Solutions Manager in our Eagan office.

-------------- For any questions, please contact:
Kateri Ruiz | Branch Manager
Ultimate Staffing Services
A Roth Staffing Company
2600 Eagan Woods Dr., Suite 135, Eagan, MN 55121
(T) 651.688.9888 (F) 651.688.7595 |

Cross-Cult​ural Leadership Retreat Spring 2013

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Career of the Week- Job Benefit and Analysis Specialist

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human resources.jpgHave you ever considered why companies pay what they do for their employees? Do you wonder what other benefits are important beyond salary? If so, then being a Job Benefit and Analysis Specialist might be the perfect position for you.

This steadily growing profession is intricately involved in ensuring that companies have competitive compensation to be able to recruit and retain the best employees. The Job Benefit and Analysis Specialist looks at business trends and government policies to ensure that their company is meeting all laws and remaining relevant in the industry.

Both for profit and not for profit organizations rely on Job Benefit and Analysis Specialists to keep their workforce content. They provide feedback on job and department structures and proper training policies.

A degree in Human Resources Development is the first step toward pursing this career. For information on this degree, click here.

To learn more about what being a Job Benefit and Analysis Specialist looks like, click here.

School of Kinesiology Employer Recruitment Event!

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School of Kinesiology Employer Recruitment Event
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
STSS Interview Center, 524
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm (please arrive when your schedule permits during the event hours)

Why Attend a Career Fair or Networking Event?
Networking events and career fairs are excellent opportunities to develop connections with professionals. Not only will you gain exposure to professionals in your field/area of study, but you will learn more about the companies attending the event and potential career options. These experiences and connections will help you as you search for a career and/or generate ideas about careers and jobs that interest you.

What are you going to say?
• Start and end each interaction with a handshake.
• Think about what you will say about your experiences, education and goals.
• ELEVATOR SPEECH- 20 second self- promotion that overviews the values and experiences that you would bring to a company.
• Plan and practice your speech before - Be Confident! Practice it some more!
• Remember to listen to the information they give you, ask questions and take notes!
• Use professional language, make eye contact and be mindful of your nonverbal communication.

Sample questions to ask a recruiter at a job fair:
• How do I find out about job openings with your company?
• How does your organization train its new employees?
• What is the hiring process at your company?
• What types of opportunities are typically available to new college graduates?
• Can you suggest anything I can do to improve my chances of employment with your company?
• May I use your name as a referral source?
• What is unique about your organization?

This list of questions is meant to give you some ideas of what to ask when interacting with an employer at a career event.

After the Event
What now?
• Review your list of contacts and follow-up via e-mail or phone.
• Show that you are serious about the company and contacts.
• Relax! You successfully attended a career fair or networking event and made great contacts!
• Create a way to track you new contacts (ex: connect with them on LinkedIn, Excel spreadsheet, folder in email)

CEHD Alumni & Student Networking Event

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Meet CEHD Alumni to network for the future. Ask questions about a major of your interest, professional development strategies, and internship routes these alumni have taken on their career paths. CEHD undergraduate students are invited to attend this 4th annual event between alumni and students. Complimentary food and refreshments. Please RSVP by Feb. 4

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