What is Envision?

The Career Development Center is offering a special opportunity for STUDENTS IN THE  COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AND STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT DECLARED THEIR MAJOR to explore career options:

o    Sports and entertainment

o    Consulting, management, consumer products and retail

o    Communications, media, public relations and advertising

o    Education, non-profit, social services and arts

o    Banking, insurance, investments and real estate

o    Government, law and public policy

o    Health care, biomedical and physical sciences

o    Technology, startups and entrepreneurship


What are we going to do at this event?

The Envision schedule includes a mix of hands-on activities and small group sessions with larger group presentations. For example, you will hear from Dean Williams, college of Liberal Arts and Sciences who will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts degree, participate in active learning exercises, select from a range of alumni cluster sessions on various career fields, connect with alumni and other students through career roundtables and a reception, and experience a workplace setting through a career trek. For a full schedule of events, take a look at the Envision schedule.

Where is Envision taking place?

Envision will take place at the following locations: Thursday, Wolfe Alumni Hall, St. Paul campus, Friday, Grand Schulze Atrium, Minneapolis campus.  Career treks will be held at various places across the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Transportation will be provided. Specific information about locations will be forwarded to all participants as we get closer to the event.

How do I sign up?

The Envision program registration is now open.  You can find the registration link on the Career Development Center website under Envision.  The deadline to register is December 15, 2017 or when we reach our cap of 150 students. We recommend registering early. Be sure to check your availability before registering for the program.

When I submit my registration form, am I automatically enrolled?

If you are a liberal arts sophomore or junior and submit a completed form, you will be accepted into Envision program unless we have reached capacity.  Students will be notified of their status via email within one week of their submission. Please do not make or change travel plans until you have officially received that email.

Does this program cost money?

The Envision program is a free program for sophomores and juniors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences!  This includes programming and free meals as well.

Because of the extensive planning and resources required for the program, as well as the generosity of the over 50 plus alumni and employers who are volunteering their time, there will be a $100 fee assessed to students who sign up and do not show up for the event. Students must cancel their registration by January 8, in order to avoid the $100 assessment fee.

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Specific information about locations will be forwarded to all participants as we get closer to the event.

Is food included as part of the program?

Yes. All meals will be covered from Thursday morning thru the end of the program which is Friday afternoon.

I have no idea what my career interests are. Can I still attend?

Yes, absolutely! In fact, this program is designed for you. The purpose of Envision is to help you explore, research, develop and implement your career interests and goals. This program includes hands-on activities, opportunities to meet and connect with alumni and employers and visits to local organizations.

I’m not a sophomore or junior. Am I allowed to attend?

This program is specifically designed for sophomores and juniors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If there is availability, we will consider your application.

Do I have to attend the entire two-day event?

Yes, because of how the program is designed, students are required to move back to their residence halls and attend all sessions of the Envision program from Thursday, January 25 through Friday, January 26.​

Will I be able to move back to campus early?

Yes. All Envision participants will be able to move back to their residence halls on Wednesday, January 24.  More details will be provided after registration.

If I live locally, do I have to move back into my residence hall in order to participate in Envision?

Participants do not have to move in on Wednesday but must be on time for the Thursday morning opening session.

What should I wear to Envision?

The attire for Envision is business casual. For women, this means a dress, or a skirt (knee-length), or nice pants with a blouse or dress shirt. For men, this means nice pants with a dress shirt (tie is optional).

Do I need to bring any materials (resumes, etc.) to Envision? Should I have a resume and/or cover letter prepared?

Though you may choose to bring copies of your resume if you have them, you are not required to do so. Since this is not a recruiting event, you are not required to have a resume or cover letter prepared in order to participate in Envision. We do recommend, however, that you review the information on the Career Center website and begin to create or update your resume and other materials.

Will this event connect me with an internship?

Though Envision will not directly connect you with an internship, it will open many doors for you. Specifically, Envision will give you the tools to help you define and articulate your skills, the opportunity to explore career fields that will help you clarify your interests, and introduce you to many Tommie alumni and employers. Additionally, participating in Envision will give you greater familiarity with the many services and resources available to you through the Career Center that will help you search for an internship.

Where can I get additional information?

Contact:  Career Development Center/Envision or Linda Sloan, Career Development Center  lmsloan@stthomas.edu