Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! Now’s the time to put any and all stress over school, your future, or other looming events out of your mind and focus on your blessings (and the food in front of you of course).  We here in the Career Center are a thankful bunch!  Working in a warm, encouraging environment like Gustavus […]

Facebook in the Real World

Facebook. It seems like everyone and their mom has one – and so do future employers. It’s a well known fact that more and more companies are tapping into the social networking website to check up on potential new employees. It’s important to keep in mind that your future boss may or may not (most […]

Nancy Pautz Memorial Award

No need to state again how wonderful and meaningful Career Explorations over Interim are (there IS still time to sign up if you haven’t yet!).  You know you are advancing your career and your personal ability by working in a professional environment for four weeks, but at the same time it can be stressful financially.  […]

Stephanie Pearson, Alum and Travel Writer

After graduating from Gustavus, Stephanie Pearson went on to travel to the Australian Outback, Guatemala, Bhutan, New Zealand, the Marquesas Islands, Sicily, and Brazil and write all about it (Mount Everest is coming up next).  Three of these stories earned an Honorable Mention in the “Best American Travel Writing” series.  She is currently working as […]

Fashion Friday: Dressing for Interview Success

If you’ve been following Fashion Fridays, you already know the four major dress codes workplaces enforce.  You know what to wear once you get the job, but what should you wear to the interview? The Washington Post recently wrote on the subject, and rule of thumb is always to dress from the level above the […]

College Major, Federal Career

Perhaps by now you’ve heard that the Federal Government plans to hire over 270,000 employees over the next several years.  That’s a pretty amazing number!  Regardless of your major, the government would have a job for you.  Just check out this list to see the positions available to you through your major – and the […]

A New Best Friend for Pre-Health Students

Heading to medical, dental, or pharmacy school after leaving the hill?  Or wondering what it would take?The Career Center has three NEW, AMAZING, and FREE resources just for you!  The University of Minnesota Health Careers Center developed three different non-credit “short courses” to help you: Plan for Medical, Dental, or Pharmacy School Write Your Personal […]

Good News: You’re on the Right Track

Worried that your college education won’t help in this recession?  Think again! The New York Times has created a really cool interactive guide to who is suffering (and how much) during the economic downturn.  Pick your race, gender, age, and education level and see what happens. Most importantly, note that regardless of the rest of […]

Cluttered Desk, Cluttered Mind

We here in the Career Center are planning a major organization overhaul of our Graduate Schools area (I have four massive Container Store bags in my office) and I’m feeling inspired.  I thought I would hate buying all the files and binders were are using – that it would be like visiting a scrapbooking store […]

Looking to get published?

The Gustavian Weekly is always looking for new writers. Of all kinds. Like sports? You can write for the sports section. Like to keep up on current events? News is all yours. Like to express yourself? Want to speak your mind? The commentary section is for you. The Weekly offers great experience for those interested […]