Archive for September, 2009

 

Career Exploration Faculty Sponsors Announced

You might not be ready for January yet, but the Career Center is already gearing up for that bitterly cold and snowy month!   As many of you know, a Career Exploration is a fantastic use of Interim – you receive academic credit while dedicating yourself full-time (35-40 hours/wk) to practicing in a career field of […]

Fashion Friday: The Basics

Knowing what to wear in the workplace can be perplexing.  Fashion Fridays (posting occasionally on Friday) are here to remedy all the confusion!  Feel free to write a question or send a picture of a possible work outfit and we will help answer and direct you. Let’s start with the basics:  There are four major […]

 

Pathways

When I was a student at Gustavus many moons ago, I had a vague idea of what career I wanted – and I had absolutely no idea how to narrow down my interests and eventually snag a great, interesting job.  So when I came across the Pathways booklet in the Career Center last month, I […]

Employer Information Day is for ALL Students!

A senior just emailed me asking if she should go to Employer Information Day next week or if there are other days coming up….below is my answer! This is a challenging job market so my advice to seniors is to start job searching NOW and expect it to take a long time! Remember Employer Info […]

Backpack to Briefcase Conference

If you are a woman or from an under-represented group, listen up!  Cargill is holding it’s “Backpack to Briefcase: Building a Competitive Edge for Success” Student Conference on Oct. 11 & 12.  The conference is a great chance to network with Cargill employees and look into a future career with the company.“Cargill is proud to […]

Facebook for Grown-Ups

Have you joined LinkedIn yet?  LinkedIn is the perfect way to give yourself a professional online presence (cleaning up your Facebook profile can’t hurt either…) and connect you to others in your career field. Here’s a quick video to get you started: Remember that your LinkedIn profile is a more detailed and personalized resume – […]

 

Junior Evan Larkin: Strumming to a different tune

Evan Larkin, a Junior Philosophy and Russian Studies Major from Northfield, MN, has an interesting story about how he began his student career at Gustavus. Evan initially applied to Gustavus among several other private schools and he received a rejection letter. The rejection letter, surprisingly, is what made him want to come to Gustavus, and […]

 

Work For the Feds

A recent Washington Post article released the results of a government-wide survey – and detailed GREAT NEWS for upcoming job seekers! The federal government needs to hire more than 270,000 workers for “mission-critical” jobs (jobs identified by government agencies as essential for the agency to function) over the next three years, a surge prompted in […]

 

Happy First Day of Classes!

Since a college education is often the first step towards a future career, here is some advice from professors on how to make the most of it (courtesy of the New York Times).