Internship and Career Placement Stats Show Strengthening Economy Jessica Bauer April 8, 2013 As spring creeps slowly into Minnesota, the graduating class of 2013 is looking ahead to limitless opportunities and the list of leading organizations that turn to St. Thomas as a resource for top talent continues to grow. Minneapolis and St. Paul house 12 Fortune 500 companies and Minnesota is home to almost 20. As these leading organizations seek out top talent, the University of St. Thomas continues to be a great source for recruiting.Local employers such as Cummins, Ecolab, U.S. Bank, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Target all have completed on campus recruiting sessions or interviews this year. These sessions provided summer internships and full time positions, including roles in change management, marketing, product development and finance.For the University of St. Thomas’ full-time MBA class of 2012, more than 90 percent completed successful internships at Target, General Mills, UnitedHealth Group and other leading organizations. Almost 60 percent of graduates were offered full time positions prior to graduation and nearly 80 percent were gainfully employed three months after commencement. The success of the 2012 student interns led to several full time positions and growth opportunities within their companies. Building on that success, for the class of 2013, 97 percent completed internships last summer.The Opus College of Business Graduate Business Career Services team partners with students to:Initiate a career development planArticulate your career skills, interests, values and goalsCreate effective résumésFind internship, job and networking opportunitiesInterview with confidence and polishNegotiate job offers and compensationGraduate Business Career Services provides assistance to UST MBA alumni as well, including career coaching and assessments, mock interviews, networking and recruiting events and more.