Employer Services

Mission

The Career Development Center provides state of the art, quality career education to members of the University of St. Thomas community. By providing expertise, resources, and support, we facilitate student learning in the areas of self-knowledge, world of work information, job search skills and career decision-making. We value the uniqueness of each individual and trust their ability to choose rewarding vocational and career paths.

Employer Relations Philosophy

In support of the mission, Employer Services provides resources to connect employers and undergraduate and graduate students in mutually beneficial working relationships. Through specific programs, services and consultation, professional staff is dedicated to facilitating connections between employers, faculty, and quality students.

The University of St. Thomas Career Development Center abides by the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

The University of St. Thomas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post Your Opportunities

The University of St. Thomas Career Development Center utilizes TommieCareers job board by Symplicity. Job or internship opportunities may be posted on our site for free. Creating an account is easy and once posted, students and alumni will be able to view your position. The job and internship posting site is one of the most viewed web sites at the university.

Need assistance writing a description? We have a guide for writing a job or internship posting. Please read the Employer Posting Guidelines to understand limitations and possible restrictions.

Social Recruiting

The Career Development Center now offers a variety of social recruiting options for you to market job and internship opportunities to University of St. Thomas students via social media.

LinkedIn: Join University of St. Thomas #HireTommies group to post jobs for FREE on the Jobs Discussion board or share your company’s already posted LinkedIn job with the group. This group also allows you to connect with University of St. Thomas students to share company information and answer questions.

Twitter: Feed your job and internship postings to St. Thomas students by using #HireTommies

Conduct Interviews on Campus

Organizations that can anticipate hiring needs in advance find it convenient to come to campus to conduct multiple initial screening interviews. Generally, employers with internship opportunities recruit sophomores, juniors, and sometimes seniors; organizations with full-time career positions tend to interview seniors and alumni.

Fall Recruiting: Call during the summer months for interview dates that run from the end of September through early November.

Spring Recruiting: Call in December and January to establish visit dates for interviews that take place generally from the beginning of March through the end of April.

The University of St. Thomas has an easy, online system to manage our on-campus interviewing program. Through the TommieCareers website by Symplicity, employers are able to post positions, view applications, communicate selection decisions directly to students, and view interview schedules. See our Instructions and Tips to Streamline On-Campus Interviewing for more information.

If interested in scheduling an on-campus interview date(s), please contact Nicholas Abraham, Employer Relations Recruitment Specialist at (651) 962-6761.

Helpful Documents:

Access Student and Alumni Resumes

The Career Development Center makes available resumes of undergraduate students and alumni. Most are seeking either internships or a full-time, post-graduation position.

To access the resume books, you must first create an account on TommieCareers. Positions are screened for appropriateness to our student population. Once the account is established with our office, there will be a link in the shortcuts section of TommieCareers to request access to the resume books. For more information, call Jennifer Rogers, Associate Director, Employer Relations at (651) 962-6762 or follow these steps to get started.

All-Campus Employer Information Session

The Career Development Center is happy to sponsor eligible employers who wish to tell students about their organization, and their career opportunities.

Who’s Eligible?

  • You have a professional, entry-level position(s) requiring/preferring a minimum of a bachelor’s degree education.
  • You have a pre-professional internship paying an hourly wage.
  • This is ideal for organizations that have multiple opportunities across multiple job functions, or for positions where candidate eligibility spreads across many academic program areas.

A space on the St. Paul Campus is reserved for you, and marketing to students is provided.  Events are booked for dates between September – November and February – April.  We strongly encourage employers to provide some refreshments through university Catering.

To request an Information Session date:

  • Call Jennifer Rogers, Associate Director-Employer Relations, 651-962-6761 or
  • Request online* through the same system that includes job/internship postings, click on the Events menu.    http://tommiecareers.stthomas.edu/employers

(*Prior access required.  If you do not see an Events menu, please call or email hiretommies@stthomas.edu.)

 

Information Table Reservations

Host a table in a high traffic area in our campus center and bring staff, giveaways, literature, and job and internship descriptions to campus. The best months are typically October, November, February, and March. Request a table online.

Attend the Job and Internship Fair

Each year the University of St. Thomas participates in the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair. Held in February at the Minneapolis Convention Center, this fair draws over 1,000 students from private colleges all across the state of Minnesota. Over 300 University of St. Thomas students register to attend each year.

If you have internship or full-time opportunities appropriate for college students and you wish to purchase an exhibit booth, go to Minnesota's Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair’s webpage and click on Employers to complete a registration form.

Consulting Services

Our Employer Relations staff can work with you to create job descriptions and on-campus presentations that will attract and have maximum impact on a college student audience. Staff is also available for consultation on the development of Job Shadow and Internship programs within your organization.

Contact Jennifer Rogers, Associate Director, Employer Relations at (651) 962-6762 for assistance.

Join Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) on LinkedIn

Are you an alumnus or alumna of St. Thomas who would be willing to grant informational interviews to students seeking information about your career area? Help students by joining our ASK group on LinkedIn and providing information about the education, experience, and skills needed to perform your job.