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June 27: MN Cyber Career Expo

Demand for cybersecurity professionals in Minnesota is expected to grow faster than other positions. Cybersecurity professionals are critical to organizational growth and success and employers are seeking them.

The MN Cyber Career Expo is open to students and alumni and will be 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, Metropolitan State State, Saint Paul Campus, 700 E. 7th St.

Recruiting companies and employers expected to attend include: 3M, Ameriprise Financial, Experis, Mayo Clinic, Metropolitan Council, Protocol 46, RSM US LLP, State of Minnesota IT Services, Target Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, US Bank, and Xcel Energy.

RSVP here: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4986/student_preview

The event is hosted by the Career Center and MN Cyber. For more information, visit www.metrostate.edu/career; call 651.793.1528 or email career.center@metrostate.edu.

Career Center Videos Helpful Resources for Students’ Futures

Not sure what you are going to do after you get your degree? Are you wondering how to make yourself marketable to employers? The Career Center can help.

With help from Twelve Plus Media, a local production company, and Metropolitan State University alumni, the Career Center has created four Career Education videos: Career Readiness, Choosing A MajorDesigning Your Life, and Job Search Strategies. These videos, featuring colorful, lively animation and engaging alumni presenters sharing their own career paths, address misconceptions and give student viewers advice to prepare for the future. For example, choosing a major is just one decision among many, and career paths can take many unexpected turns before you reach the destination of your dream job.

Networking is crucial. Meeting and connecting with new people face-to-face will help you get noticed. Your key contact could even be sitting next to you in class.

“These videos are the tip of the iceberg in learning about the lifelong process of career management,” says Career Center Director Bill Baldus. “It can be frightening, and yes, there are a lot of unknowns, but there’s a community of support behind you. You can do it.”



CANCELED | April 13: Career Center Spring Think Tank with Paul Timmins


The Career Center will host Paul Timmins for a Think Tank discussion on career development from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Library and Learning Center,  LIB 302, 645 E 7th St., Saint Paul.

The Career Think Tanks are ongoing forums for dialogue, information exchange, and innovative ideas on helping our students realize their career aspirations.

Attend to hear from Paul Timmins, director of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Career Services and president of the National Career Development Association.

Open to the public. Faculty and staff welcome. No RSVP necessary.

April 10: Regions Hospital career infosession for nursing students

Learn about working at Regions Hospital. You’ll find a warm, diverse group of people who are committed to helping our patients – and each other. People at Regions stick to a “Head + Heart, Together,” philosophy – meaning we combine medical knowledge with compassionate care to get the best outcomes.

You’ll also find a place to learn and grow. As a teaching hospital, Regions is always looking to improve practices. It fosters an inclusive environment that encourages new ways of thinking, celebrates differences and recognizes hard work.

WHERE: Metropolitan State, Saint Paul Campus 700 E. 7th St.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 10
FOR WHOM: All nursing students from MANE schools
COST: Free
REGISTER: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/events/139938

Metropolitan State University’s Nursing Student Organization informs students about the nursing field and provides them with advice.

The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs, using a common baccalaureate curriculum.

Career Center: Visit http://www.metrostate.edu/career; Call 651.793.1528; Email career.center@metrostate.edu.

March 16: Career Ideas Festival

The annual Career Ideas Festival is considered the Career Center’s signature event. This year the festival will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 16 in the Founder’s Hall Auditorium, Saint Paul Campus.

The first 200 students to register will receive a free copy of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting and can register by clicking the link here: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/events/115021

Staff and faculty are also welcome to attend and may register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-career-ideas-festival-develop-your-network-tickets-42728847132

Check in is 8:30 to 9 a.m., grab a cup of coffee and network. Author Marcia Ballinger will give a keynote presentation from 9 to 9:45 a.m., speaking on her new book The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. The keynote is followed by an employer panel of leading executives from some of Minnesota’s top companies. Attendees are invited to stay the duration of the event to mingle and network.

Ballinger is a co-founder and principal at Ballinger|Leafblad, Saint Paul-based executive search firm focused on serving the civic sector.  She conducts executive search projects for top executives in non-profit organizations, higher education, foundations and professional associations. She also has extensive background in corporate searches.  A frequent presenter to groups of executives, Ballinger is known as a no-nonsense representative of the executive search industry.

“Over 80 percent of people who land jobs do so through connections and word of mouth. Yet, few people focus on networking,” Career Center Director Bill Baldus said. “Ballinger is an expert and will give a crash course. Her book is a simple enough program that students can pick up and implement right away.”

Jan. 25: Target Technology Group and Guest Reliability Engineering career info session

Target is seeking Metropolitan State students and alumni to hire as leaders within its stores. Company representatives would like to meet students who are naturally comfortable leading others and who want to develop themselves further.

The Target Technology Group is seeking software development employment candidates to “connect the in-store and digital environments, and make on-demand shopping at Target simple, secure and enjoyable.”

Target Guest Reliability Engineering (GRE) is seeking graduates with education in hands-on programming, solving operations  issues as they would a software problem. GRE will train new recruits who have the base education and the passion, aptitude and drive to excel.

Register, prepare, and attend this info session to meet a panel of recruiters and employees from Target to learn what your career could be like there.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 25
WHERE: Science Education Center, room 115, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus

OPEN TO: All Metropolitan State students and alumni
REGISTER: Handshake events Target Retail Group Career Infosession at https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/115426/share_preview

Phone: 651.793.1528 
Email: career.center@metrostate.edu
Visit Career Center at FH 110


Nov. 15: Career information session

Career Center Services at Metropolitan State University is organizing an informational session for those interested in careers in natural resources management and environmental stewardship.

Three state and federal agencies to present are Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and US Fish and Wildlife. The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Saint Paul Campus, Science Education Center, room 115, 664 East 6th Street.

Register for the event at this link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/100403

The event is open to Metropolitan State students and alumni. Dress is business casual. For questions, call the Career Center at 651-793-1528 or e-mail career.center@metrostate.edu.

Sept. 7: Job fair preparation session

Alumni volunteers will help current students polish up their first impression skills and develop confidence for presenting themselves as attractive candidates at the upcoming Diversity Networking Job Fair. Networking prompts and activities will be provided.

The session will be 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Student Center, room 101, Saint Paul Campus.

For information contact the Career Center at  (651) 793-1528 or visit www.metrostate.edu/career

Sept. 13: 2017 Diversity Networking and Jobs Fair

Metropolitan State University’s career event of the year.

Meet over 30 employers who are intent on hiring Metropolitan State students and alumni.

Event runs from  2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Student Center, Saint Paul Campus.

Attendees get a $5 coupon good at Alimama’s in the Student Center. A sitting for a free professional photo for LinkedIn profile is also available.  Prep for the fair with alumni coaches.

Register for the fair at www.metrostate.edu/job-fair

For information contact the Career Center at  (651) 793-1528 or visit www.metrostate.edu/career