‘Summer Opportunities’ Category

Five Tips for the First Day of Your Internship

by Chaim Shapiro (from the NACE Blog, 4/11/17) Internship season is about to begin. As most colleges begin to wind down their academic year, companies across the country are getting ready for the influx of interns that will work for them over the summer. Internships are an incredible opportunity, and you need to hit the […]

Interview Dos and Don’ts

Now that Spring Term is here and you are looking forward to summer, it is the time to look for a job or internship. It may not be what you want to do, but you know you should do it. Whether you’re looking for a summer job, an internship, or a job for after graduation, starting your search […]

MNPC JAIF 2014 – Overview

Last week to register! Deadline is Friday, Jan. 31 By E. W. With the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair under a month away, the time to start preparing is now. If you are planning to go, make sure to register within the CSL by next Friday. Once you’re registered, the real work begins. […]

Target Financial and Retail Services Information

Target Financial and Retail Services  will do a presentation on Wed. Feb. 12 at 5:00 in the St. Peter Room.  They are looking for juniors for summer internships (paid).  BUT if you are a senior or sophomore – this would be great for you to attend too!  These are headquarter (corporate) jobs.  Below are some […]

Staffing Agencies

Last week I was at an information session by staffing agencies. The confirmed that staffing agencies often have positions with major employers and are a great way for new grads to find great career positions. Now – after spring break – is a great time to be in contact with agencies about opportunities for after […]

Job Shadow and Informational Interviews

3/5/13, By E. W. Job shadowing and informational interviews can be very helpful when figuring out your career path. To do either, however, you must first understand the difference. Job shadowing is when you basically act as a shadow: you follow someone around as he or she goes about a regular day. You simply observe […]


11/30/12 By E. W.  Job search engines can easily become a job hunter’s best friend, listing thousands of potential jobs in one search. However, they can just as easily become a horrible nightmare as a job seeker might waste hours navigating through all the different listings to find the ones that fit his or her […]

Peer Career Advisors

By E. W., 10-2-12 To help kick-off the new school year, the Center for Servant Leadership unveiled a new program meant to help students as they prepare for a life after college. The Peer Career Advisors, a group of students trained to aid in career development, not only provide more convenient evening hours for Gusties, […]

Paid vs Nonpaid Internships

While employers may like to hear of your willingness to do volunteer work, it turns out that they are not as impressed when they see your willingness to take an unpaid internship. In a recent nationwide survey done by NACE of over 45,000 college graduates, 60% of students who had a paid internship while in […]

Can’t Find A Summer Job?

Gustavus Career Development’s Top 10 Ideas of What to Do If You Cannot Find a Summer Job: Employers and graduate/professional schools will wonder what you did with your summers.  Have something to put on your résumé and something to talk about in interviews.  More importantly, get information and experiences to help you move forward with […]