Tag Archives: Career Center

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

June 28: Career Info Session with Target Retail Group

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 through Target’s Executive Team Leader program.

Students with desire to motivate a large group of individuals towards a common goal will have the opportunity to excel. Once hired, all new executives will go through a six-week Target welcome that will entail shadowing a successful executive in a training store.

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., Wednesday, June 28
WHERE: Ecolab (Lib 302), 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/55734/share_preview

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


Photos: Career Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

An event hosted by the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative (CREDC) on May 17, 2017 at Metropolitan State’s Student Center was collaborative effort with the university’s Career Center to bring professionals to campus to talk about the many aspects of commercial real estate.

Stephanie Lee, vice president, Carlson Commercial
Judy Jandro, senior vice president, Bell State Bank and Trust
Anne Kane, community development director, City of White Bear Lake
Charlie Nestor, development and leasing manager, Hillcrest Development
Bob Pounds, senior vice president, Colliers International
Rich Forslund, senior property manager,  Colliers International

Panelists were industry professionals who discussed development, capital markets, lending, management, brokerage, city planning, and economic development.

The two-hour event concluded with a question and answer session and a brief informal meeting for students and alumni present to network with the panelists.

May 31: Resume and job search workshop

Are you currently looking for a new job? Do you need professional advice to spruce up your resume? “Who you gonna call?” Ok, no need to answer that last question. But if you answered any, or all, of the previous two questions with an emphatic ‘YES!’ then Career Center is here to help.

Metropolitan State University’s Career Center is hosting a Resume and Job Search Workshop on the Saint Paul campus.

This event is just in time for graduating seniors and students who are preparing to embark on a job search, or for students who are looking for a professional advice to spruce up their resumes.

The workshop is a great way to learn about the current “best practices” in resume development, and some of the most effective ways to go about looking for a job with a special emphasis on networking. You will leave with a specific action plan and hopefully, renewed energy.

WHEN:   4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31
WHERE: Metropolitan State Saint Paul Campus, Science Building, SEC 115
FOR WHOM:  All majors, all minors, grad students and alumni
QUESTIONS: Contact Career Center at 651.793.1528
EMAIL: career.center@metrostate.edu

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT IN HANDSHAKE: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/events/52882/share_preview

March 10: Silicon Valley design innovator speaks on “Designing Your Life”

After years as a successful tech executive at Apple and Electronic Arts, Dave Evans came to realize that his real mission in life was to help others find theirs.  Now, he teaches Life Design at Stanford University and is the co-author of Designing Your Life.  Evans’ lectures are transformative for both college students and executives, inspiring them to view life not as a problem that needs to be solved, but as a creative adventure.

For those interested in learning more about life design from one of the country’s leading experts, clear your calendar. Evans will address Metropolitan State students, faculty and staff at 8:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, in the Founders Hall Auditorium, Saint Paul Campus, 700 East 7th St, St. Paul.

Evans will speak about ideas he and co-author Bill Burnett cover in their book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, and Joyful Life. The event is sponsored by the Career Center at Metropolitan State.

Authors Bill Burnett (left) and Dave Evans (right)

The talk will be followed by a book signing from 10 to 10:30 a.m. We ask everyone to register for a chance to win a signed copy of the book! Students and alumni should register in Handshake while Faculty and Staff should register through Event Brite.

For Students to register in Handshake: Go to metrostate.joinhandshake.com, navigate to “Events” and look for “Designing Your Life.” Click on that to register. Or log in here.

For Faculty and Staff to register through Event Brite: Click here. Or look for the invitation from Bill Baldus with the subject line, “[metro-discuss] Career Ideas Festival: Designing Your Life” in your email and click on the link.

Resume help from the Career Center

Need some feedback on your resume? Not sure what to say or how to say it? Help is here. No appointment or RSVP needed to attend the resume drop-in session, just stop by with your draft between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  Wednesdays, in the Student Center, Fireplace Lounge, Saint Paul Campus.

During the drop-in session, there will be Career Center staff and writing tutors standing by, ready to offer suggestions and ideas on taking your resume to the next level. Please bring your drafted resume on paper, a USB device or in your e-mail. The drop-ins are a wildly successful collaboration between the Career Center and the Center for Academic Excellence.


Photos: 2016 Diversity Job Fair

The Career Center’s signature annual event, the Diversity Networking and Job Fair, showcased more than 30 employers who visited Metropolitan State University to meet with and potentially hire students and alumni.

Photos by Kevin O’Connor

Sept. 28: Diversity Networking and Job Fair

The Career Center’s signature event will showcase more than 30 employers intent on hiring Metropolitan State University students and alumni at the Diversity Networking  and Job Fair,  2 to 5 p.m., Sept. 28 in the Student Center, Saint  Paul Campus.

Register here for the event. The first 200 students will receive a coupon redeemable at Alimama’s Metropolitan Grill in the Student Center. There will also be free professional photography services to snap a photo that could complete your LinkedIn profile.

There is also helpful job fair interview preparation and practice session from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Student Center. Register here.

For more information or questions, contact the Career Center located at Founders Hall (FH) 110 – Saint Paul Campus
e-mail: career.center@metrostate.edu
phone: (651) 793-1528.

Employers that will be attending:
3M Global
Andersen Corporation
Atterro / ProStaff
Award Staffing
CBRE Group, Inc.
City of Minneapolis
City of Minneapolis – Public Works
City of Saint Paul Police Department
Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative
Dakota County
Fairview Health Services
General Mills
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Hennepin County
Hennepin County Medical Center
Mall of America
Mental Health Resources, Inc.
Minneapolis Financial Group
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota State Patrol
NorthMarq Companies
Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Panda Restaurant Group
People Incorporated
Pinnacle Services Inc.
Prudential Financial
Reach for Resources, Inc.
Regions Hospital
SciTechsperience Internship Program at the Minnesota High Tech Association
SPS Commerce
TCF Bank
Thomas Allen
U.S. Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Prisons
Walser Automotive Group
Wayzata Public Schools
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Xcel Energy


Job Fair Orientation and Prep Workshop

At 5:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in the Student Center on the Main Campus, Alumni Relations and Career Center will host a Job Fair Orientation and Prep Workshop. 

This session will be a great opportunity for students to network with alumni and polish up their first impression skills, learn what questions to ask a potential employer and develop confidence in presenting themselves as an attractive candidate. Students can register in Handshake for the Job Fair Prep Session.