• Career news: Find a job or internship at the ‘virtual’ job fair

    From Career Services

    Are you looking for that great job or internship? Have we got news for you!

    St. Thomas will participate in Minnesota’s only four-year college consortium virtual job fair which runs from Oct. 30-Nov. 10. With 30 participating college career-centers — this is the largest college consortium job fair ever held in Minnesota.

    As a virtual fair, this event is totally Internet based and allows you to:

    • Find jobs or internships — with a few clicks of your mouse.
    • Access it 24 hours a day for two weeks (Oct. 30 – Nov. 10) from any computer anywhere in the world.
    • No travel, no missing class, and no charge (its free).

    To participate:

    • Go to the Web site at: http://mnvfair.experience.com
    • Click on the “Register Here” link in the Register Now section
    • Click on “Students/Job Seekers Register Now” link
    • Enter the affiliation code “mnvfair” (without quotes)

    Then follow the online instructions to complete your registration (student registration will be held Oct. 23-29).

    One other important tip. In addition to allowing you to search for the jobs you seek, you also can increase your chances of getting that job or internship by taking a few minutes to create your “experience resume” and “post” it (i.e., make it available) to employers.

    If you have any questions, call Career Services, (651) 962-6761 or email career@stthomas.edu.

    An Interview Skills workshop will be held from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Room 152, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Very few people get a job without an interview. Employers want a chance to meet you and assess your skills, past experiences and how you would fit with their organization. This seminar will cover tips on appearance, selling yourself in the interview and evaluating the position as a potential job or internship for you.

    Dayton’s, Marshall Field’s, Hudson’s will conduct on-campus interviews Tuesday, Oct. 24. Resumes are due in Career Services by 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. You must submit a resume and sign up for an interview time. Interviews available on a first-come first-serve basis until schedules are full.

    The store management trainee position begins with a 12-week training program that entails a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. In the classroom you will learn the skills necessary to be a selling manager. The learning objectives of this training include: demonstrating leadership abilities, learning coaching skills, learning how to lead and build a successful team, understanding the company’s guest service, developing conflict-management skills for both team members and guests, learning the policies and procedures of human resources, developing an understanding of the retail business, including: visual presentation standards, trend merchandising, shortage, store operations, inventory control, etc., introducing yourself to the CRT system, developing retail management skills, learning merchandising basics, and improving ability to manage multiple priorities.

    All majors are welcome. 

     

     

     

     

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