It's a Wrap!
I hope you have a better idea of who you are, what you need to be satisfied, the career planning process, how to achieve your goals, and how to be a successful applicant. We have introduced you to tools that you can use now and in the future such as StrengthsQuest, the personal statement / Interview Stream, research tools on the web, informational meetings, and more. You may want to copy/bookmark some of the links so you have them for future use.
There are resources at CSOM, including the Edge and the Undergraduate Business Career Center, to support you as you continue your career planning process that you started in this course. I hope you make use of them to your advantage. During fall semester there will be career fairs, informational sessions and career events offered and now that you know how to use The Edge and other resources, take full advantage of what is available to you. Don't try to do a career search on your own.
Another resource I challenge you to make use of, not with U of MN, is LinkedIn.com. If you have not heard of it before you need to get familiar with it. It is considered a social networking site for professionals, similar to facebook but MUCH more valuable than facebook. It is used by individuals for professional networking and job search and used by employers and recruiters to source candidates. My clients are finding it very valuable. Students are using it to find people in companies of interest to network with and find companies that fit their qualifications. Set up a site and connect with me! It is very easy. Let me know if you have questions on it.
Make sure that you have thanked the person who took time to meet with you for your informational meeting. Also, keep in contact with them and follow-up on the recommendations of contacts and ideas. They may end up to be very useful to you in the future.
April and I are in the process of grading all assignments. Check your grade book. Let me know if questions on any homework.
Please take a few minutes to complete the course post-test. Your feedback will be used to help us look at learning outcomes and what needs to be changed. This is the first semester for the online version of this class so we value your feedback. If you want, email me with ideas of what course content was valuable and what wasn't for you. Also I want to know technical issues that you encountered due to your circumstances and what we could do to overcome it.
I've enjoyed getting to know you through your discussions, journals, emails and phone/in-person conversations. Feel free to contact me or the Undergraduate Business Career Center should you have questions in the future relating to your career direction. I will be in the Graduate Business Career Center in Hanson Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays if you want to stop by and meet in person.
Have a great rest of the summer and fall and...
Best of luck in all your future endeavors!