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Campus-Wide Events

Event Name  

Free Webinar: Your New Year's Playbook - Dream Big, Set Goals

January 9th, 2015 12:00pm

Presenters: Vic Massaglia, Director of Career Services, School of Public Health and Jon Ruzek, Senior Director of Alumni Networks, University of Minnesota Alumni Association


Forbes magazine reports only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.  Do you set career and professional goals, only to get overwhelmed and discouraged, then drop the resolution?  Join presenters Vic Massaglia and Jon Ruzek as they coach you how to put together a winning playbook that includes methods, tools, and action steps to help you achieve professional goals.


Click here for more information and to register. 

Extreme Makeover: Major Edition

(CAPE Exploring Majors Workshop)

January 15th, 2015 9:00pm-3:00pm 330 STSS

Join us for this one-day major overhaul workshop designed to help your exploration process around finding your best-fit major. The day will include:

  • exploring your personal interests, values, and strengths and how they apply to different U of M majors and careers.
  • talking to students, advisers, and coaches about possible U of M majors.
  • learning about different tools and resources to help you along the way

Click here to register. (Registration required)

Environmental Internship & Career Fair
February 11th, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

Fields Represented:
Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for environmental and natural resources fields. Learn how to prepare for a job fair by watching our online job fair success workshop!

 http://umconnect.umn.edu/jobfairsuccess/ The event is free and open to all majors. No registration is required!  

EMPLOYERS: Meet students seeking internships and full-time positions in environmental and natural resources fields.

For Details:http://www.careerhelp.umn.edu/envjobfair/index.html or by phone: 612-624-2710

Free Webinar: The Job Search Inside Scoop: Tips From Recruiters

February 12th, 2015 12:00pm

Ever wonder how human resources and professional recruiters view the job search process? What are the best practices they have observed? What are the missteps they have seen candidates make?  Join us for a panel presentation by recruiters from both corporate and nonprofit sectors and learn how to stand out in your job search! 

Click here for more information and to register. 

Center for Transportation Studies Career Expo
February 18th, 2015 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Fields Represented:
Are you interested in a career in transportation and ready to learn more about next steps for a job or internship? Do you want to explore the many disciplines within the transportation industry and find out which one really interests you? The Transportation Career Expo is here to help! 

Hosted annually by CTS, the expo offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to learn about transportation career alternatives, career preparation strategies, and future job opportunities. The event will include roundtable discussions with transportation professionals on a variety of topics and an exhibitor fair featuring employers and professional associations.

Students are also encouraged to bring their résumés and receive helpful suggestions from individuals experienced in reviewing job applications.

STUDENT REGISTRATION: http://www.cts.umn.edu/events/careerexpo/students/

EMPLOYERS REGISTRATION: http://www.cts.umn.edu/events/careerexpo/exhibitors/

For Details:http://www.cts.umn.edu/events/careerexpo/

U of M Job and Internship Fair
February 20th, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Job and Internship Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. This event was created for you.

To learn more about registration, how to prepare, transit, parking, and which organizations will be there, browse the navigation links on the left.

Follow this event on Facebook! Become a fan of the U of M Job and Internship Fair. The Facebook page will have regular updates, including tips about how to prepare.

For Details: http://jobfair.umn.edu

Careers in Law Forum
March 4th, 2015 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Willey Hall Atrium, West Bank Campus

All U of M students and the public are welcome to attend this free event. Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services. Stop by anytime between 12 pm and 3 pm during the event. You do not need to register in advance to attend.

This event is coordinated by the U of M Pre-Law Advising Office (CLA Career Services) and the University Student Legal Services.

For Details: email Erin Reichelt at kauf0101@umn.edu

Career Networking Event for Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Researchers and Alumni

March 27th, 2015 9:00am-11:30am McNamara Alumni Center

Meet representatives from industry, business, government and non-profits – up to 80 companies and organizations are expected to attend.

  • Are you considering career options? Connect with executives and recruiters interested in meeting graduate students, postdocs and alumni from all academic disciplines.
  • Are you curious about tips, techniques and approaches that may help you land the job you want? The Career Networking Event offers optional employer panels focused on job-search strategies.
  • Companies may or may not have current job openings; but, all are excited to meet and talk with potential future employees.
  • This event is free!  More information is forthcoming. Stay tuned!  

Registration is no cost, but required. Click here to register.

Free Webinar: It’s Not Just Luck-Increasing Your Odds for Early Career Success
April 30th, 2015 12:00pm

Presenters: Carleen Kerttula, Co-founder, North Loop Careers and Phil Miller (M.B.A. '97), Career Blogger and Assistant Dean, MBA Programs, Carlson School of Management


You’ve graduated and have successfully navigated your college-to-career transition. You may now be wondering “what’s next?” Perhaps you’re seeking more professional fulfillment through your current job or want to kick start a search for something new. Join Carleen Kerttula and Phil Miller (M.B.A. ‘97) to learn some surefire ways to secure your next great career opportunity—and many more to follow.


Click here for more information and to register.