"To provide students, alumni, and staff with the tools, resources, and the opportunities necessary to successfully manage their careers."

Career Resources for Women Students

Below are resources to help you throughout your career exploration and planning process. Although not exhaustive, it’s an extensive list of resources that will help you develop and achieve your career goals.

Things to Think About

Getting Your Career on Track

Landing a great job after graduation, or getting into graduate school, takes more than simply going to class each day. Check out the tips below to help you gain some insight about what you can do now to succeed after graduation.

Career Resources for Women Students

While there are countless online career resources for women students, we have summarized the top five high-quality resources to help you as you search for jobs and internships:

Connect with Women Professionals: Professional Organizations and Networking Resources for Women

Meeting with professional can be a great way to get career advice and find leads on positions.  Below are a few ways you can find people in industry that might be able to help.

Advancing Women
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Association for Women in Communications
Association for Women in Computing

For an extensive list, visit the Gateway to Associations online search engine.

To learn more about contacting professionals, make an appointment with a staff member at your career office or visit our online workshop on networking

Your Legal Rights

As a woman, you may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career and how to handle this should it arise.  Check out the resources below to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination in a job interview or in the work place.

To learn about what constitutes an illegal interview question and how to handle it if the situation happens in a job interview read the article title Handling Improper Interview Questions written by career experts from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  If you experience discrimination once you are in a job, check out Dealing with Discrimination: Tips for Employees.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also offers resources for handling gender-based discrimination including information on the Equal Pay Act, Title IX.

Campus Career Resources & Events

U of M career services offices

GoldPASS: Job and internship database for University of Minnesota students & alumni

The Edge: Job, internship and networking database for Carlson School of Management undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni

HireMNGrads!: Job and internship database for students & alumni from any Minnesota college

Campus Events Calendar

Career Services Staff Can Help!

All of the career staff on campus is eager to help all students with their career goals.  Those individuals listed below are members of the Career Services Diversity Committee any of them would be happy to help you with any career related questions.  We are also available to help with presentations tailored t to student groups.  Simply contact the staff member listed for your career center to get started:

Heather Nagle
Assistant Director
Career and Internship Services (St. Paul Campus Career Center)
heathern@umn.edu
612-624-2710

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Leah Milojevic
Assistant Director Access to CLA Diversity Student Support Programs
wood0522@umn.edu
612-624-7695

Lisa Novack
Coordinator of Pre-Health Initiatives
College of Biological Sciences Student Services
nova0148@umn.edu
612-625-9717

Lizzy Cantor
Coordinator of Instructional Support, Languages and Writing
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
ecantor@umn.edu
612-624-9120

Amy Bowe
Associate Education Specialist, Disability Services
anbowe@umn.edu
612-625-3397

 

Amy Anderson
Student Affairs
and04375@umn.edu

Raquel Anderson
Employer Relations Assistant, Career Services Administration
rmanders@umn.edu
612-625-2775