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April 7, 2006

Duluth Council Meeting

The Kozy Bar has a new owner. The Duluth City Council voted last night to transfer the liquor license from the previous owner Paul King to Eric Ringsred.
Crime and the number of police calls to the Kozy bar were a factor in this decision.
Councilman Greg Gilbert said the Kozy bar license was the most important issue of the evening.
"It's not just about the license anymore, it's about the crime in the city of Duluth, whether it should be dispersed or contained in one area," Gilbert said.
Many of the City Council members said that Ringsred should be given a chance to improve the bar.
Council members also agreed that Ringsred would need a plan to protect his business and clientele from the same types of problems it faces now.

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March 8, 2006

FEAST OF ALL NATIONS

Students from all over the world sat at the dinner tables in the Kirby Ballroom last Friday night, where they

ate food together, and watched as students entertained them. Susanna Pelayo- Woodward, a professor at UMD,

attends the event every year with her family. Her sons wouldn't miss it. They love the food, as well as the music

and dancing. "In 1985, I was a member of the International Club." It gave me the opportunity to meet many students

from other countries and participate in social events." said Woodward, who is originally from Mexico City.


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February 17, 2006

U of M Career Fair/Elisa Logan

You shirt could be worth a fortune, if you dress for sucess at the U of M career fair. It will be held on February 17th, in the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Janet Petersen from Career Services at UMD, spoke to two groups of students on making the most out of interviews at career fairs. " Wear professional dress and comfortable shoes, so you make a good first impression, " said Petersen.
Take a portfolio with you, rather than a bulky briefcase. She feels that job fairs are a great way to gather information, practice interviewing, and make contacts for future employment.
Petersen has been working at UMD for 17 years, helping students find jobs. She gave tips on preparing for the upcoming career fair, during her speech at the Campus Center. For example, when talking to an employer, show them that you've done some research by mentioning specific issues of the company, and mentioning their website. This shows an employer that you're motivated and serious about the job.
A list of the companies that will be represented is available through Career Services. Janet suggest that you research the companies that interest you. She feels that you will make the most of your day, by showing these companies that you've done your homework.
Petersen also suggests that you take notes for future reference, notes are a great way to write down helpful hints and information for future thank-you notes. You can keep your notes in your protfolio.
When you check into the trade show you will receive a packet of information, schedules and a map of the different employments booths. Interviews are held ina traditional setting that last 15 to 30 minutes. It is possible to make an apointment for an interview, if you contact the employer in advance.
Remember that Petersen says "The Point of of going to the job fair is to make good connections and to make a good impression." that is why it is so important to be professional, and do your research, so that your potential employer will remember you.
Send out individual thank you letters to each company, addressed to the specific employer. Try to personalize them, if you forgot something,
bring it up. These letters should be sent out within three day. This is considered standard business protocol, said Petersen.
Remember to be prepared, professional and do your research, those are the keys to seeling yourself to a potential employer.
The information on the career fair can be found on the UMD website under carrer services.

February 13, 2006

U of M Career Fair

A U of M career fair will be held on February 17th, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Janet Petersen from Career Services, at UMD, spoke to 2 groups of students on making the most out of interviews at trade shows." The key to interviewing is preparation." said Janet. She feels that career fairs are a great way to gather information and make contacts for future employment.
Janet has been working at UMD for 17 years helping students find jobs. She gave excellent tips on preparing for the upcoming career fair during her speech at the Campus Center. The U of M career fair is an excellent
opportunity to contact future employers, so make the most of your time by showing recruiters that you've done your homework. For example, when talking with an employer of a large corporation, mention specific issues of the company, also mention their web-site to show the recruiter that you are motivated and interested in working for their company.
187 companies will be represented at the convention center. A list of the companies is available through Human Resources. Research the companies that interest you.
The trade show will be held in a huge space at the convention center, there will be many booths, people and noise.
Make the most of your day by being professional, motivated and prepared to listen. "Wear comfortable shoes and profesional dress," said Janet, as she gave students excellent tips. Take a portfolio with you, rather than carrying a bulky briefcase. Take notes for future reference, notes are a great way to write down helpful hints and information for future thank-you notes.
When you check into the trade show you will receive a packet of information, schedules and a map of the different employment booths. Interview are held in a traditional setting that last 15 to 30 minutes. It is possible to make an appointment for an interview, if you contact the employer in advance.
Remember the point of going to the job fair is to make connections and to make a good impression. Generally speaking you will not receive a job offer at the trade show, this is why it is so important to be professional, and do your research, so that your potential employer will remember you.
Send out individual thank you letters to each company, addressed to the specific employer. Try to personalize them, if you forgot something,bring it up. The letters should be sent out within 3 days. This is considered to be standard business protocol.
Remember to be prepared, professional and do your research, those are the keys to selling yourself to a potential employer.
The information on the trade show can be found on the UMD web-site under career services.

February 11, 2006

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