Archive for February, 2010

Fashion Friday: Second Interviews

With the Job Fair a little over a week and a half ago, many Gusties are facing their second interviews.  Congrats!  Second interviews often lead to job or internship offers and thus are both incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking.  I found this page that offers great advice to prepare for your callback interview and goes over […]


Gustavus alum (and incredibly friendly person) Kara Knutson recently came down to campus to represent Enterprise Car Rental and to help students with mock interviews.  She loved the experience and wants to make herself available to all Gusties as a contact for general career questions or Enterprise specific ones.  So here you go:Kara KnutsonEnterprise Branch […]

Alphabet Soup

Since the start of Spring semester, our comfy chairs have been filled with students wandering in and picking up a grad school guide or one of our many grad school exam practice books.  Fantastic!  If you’re ready to take your practicing up a notch head online and find more local practice tests and workshops. GREThe […]

Job Search Minute

Now that the semester is up and running, time seems to get away from many students. offers a YouTube “Job Search Minute” series so that you can chip away at those resume, interview, job search questions quickly and from your dorm at 1 a.m. while eating Dominos.  Add one or two to your daily […]

Fashion Friday: Job Fair Do’s and Dont’s

The Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair was a success!  It was held at the Convention Center this past Tuesday (and Wednesday) with well over a hundred Gusties in attendance.  It was a great day – it was so exciting to see you all come in nervous and leave with the thrill of an […]

Finding Passion

“Find your passion!” How many times have we heard that advice??  I have been to many career finding or job search seminars, websites, workshops, etc in my years and this is often a key piece of advice.  It’s true that this does speak to many people – that you actually can find a career doing […]

Fashion Friday: Business Casual Recap

If you were gone over Interim, make sure to catch up on the “business casual” examples: Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D I hope that started to clarify the gray area that is “business casual.”  You want to dress professionally and look relaxed – yet also neat and pulled together.   It’s a […]

Karin’s Interim as a Lawyer

As promised, here’s a glimpse into a student’s (Karin Lund ’12) Career Exploration in her own words… I’ll be honest. When I first considered becoming a lawyer, I basically pictured myself being dropped onto the set of Boston Legal.  William Shatner’s office was down the hall from mine, I had a secret crush on James […]

Welcome Back for Spring Semester!

Even though “Spring semester” seems like a bit of a joke given that we are in a 48 hour snow emergency… Hope you had a fabulous Interim and Touring Week!  We were working on all kinds of projects to help you, with many being unveiled in the coming months so stay tuned… You guys were […]

Happy Touring Break!

Whether you are spending the week touring exotic foreign lands, your favorite urban destinations, or simply your parent’s living room couch, we hope you have a fantastic and relaxing time. Feel free to call or email the Career Center if you need advice, help, etc – otherwise we will be back to serve you this […]