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Student pre-registration open for Feb. 10 Science and Engineering Career Fair
December 11th, 2014

Make plans now to attend the Spring 2015 Science and Engineering Career Fair. More than 130 companies and organizations are expected to attend the event as they search for students to fill full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions. Spring 2015 Science and Engineering Career Fair Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TCF Bank Stadium […]

National Science Foundation and NASA Offer Summer Research Opportunities
December 1st, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA are offering hundreds research opportunities for the summer of 2015. To learn more about the placements available, click here.

Employer registration open for Feb. 10 UMN Science and Engineering Career Fair
November 3rd, 2014

Employer registration for the Spring 2015 Science and Engineering Career Fair at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) is now open! Spring 2015 Science and Engineering Career Fair Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TCF Stadium, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Visit for information about registration fees and instructions. Register in GoldPASS, our online […]

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
October 9th, 2014

Later this month the Univeristy of Minnesota will play host to the annual Government and Nonprofit Career Fair. This event is open to ALL Univeristy of Minnesota students with no pre-registration required and includes employers from the government and nonprofit sectors. Here are the details for the event: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm Great Hall, […]

Sign-Up for Practice Interview Days
September 19th, 2014

On September 24th and 25th, the CSE Career Center will be hosting Practice Interview Days. This event is a great opportunity to receive feedback from employers in industry, network, and prepare for upcoming interviews. Interviews last 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes for feedback. To sign-up, visit GoldPASS ( and search under "interview on campus" […]

Volunteers Needed for the Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair
August 29th, 2014

On September 16, 2014 the CSE Career Center, in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers student organization, will be hosting our Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair in Mariucci Arena! Over the last few years we have continued to see great employer and student participation resulting in a need to have more "people power" to keep this […]

Career Fair Preparation Events
August 29th, 2014

The week of September 8  CSE Career Counselors will be providing a series of workshops and events to help students prepare for Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fairt. Workshop topics will include resume writing, interviewing, and career fair preparation and networking. In addition to these workshops, the popular Resume Marathon event will also take […]

Career Fair Preparation Drop-In Appointments
August 29th, 2014

In preparation for the Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair, CSE Career Counselors will be will be holding extended drop-in hours (10 minute appointments on a first-come, first served basis). Drop-Ins will be available on the following dates before the career fair: Tue., Sept. 2 – Wed., Sept. 10: 2 p.m -4 p.m. Fri., […]

STUDENTS: Pre-Register for the Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair
August 29th, 2014

Pre-Registration is open for CSE students planning on attending the Fall 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair. This year's fair is Tuesday, Sepember 16 from 10am-4pm in Mariucci Arena. By pre-registering, you can access the list of registered employers and will receive career fair tip emails. To pre-register, visit GoldPASS and search for the career […]

Veteran Virtual Career Fair
July 15th, 2014

Are you a veteran seeking meaningful work? If so, Veteran Recruiting is hosting a virtual career fair on July 30, and you don't even have to leave home to attend. More than 40 companies will participate in the Thank You for Your Service virtual career fair, and they represent more than 51,000 available jobs nationwide. […]

Career Center Summer Walk-In Hours
July 9th, 2014

This summer the career center will be holding walk-in hours on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm. Stop by during this time to have your resume reviewed, start preparing for the fall career fair on September 16, or discuss any of your other major exploration and career planning questions.

Using Information Interviews and Shadowing to Find Your Career
May 20th, 2014

The best way to explore a potential career choice is by speaking with and/or following someone who works in that career. Do an information interview. Learn first-hand about your chosen profession by asking questions about tasks, business environment, and educational background. Shadow a professional. Follow someone in your career choice as they go through a […]

Bosch to host Diversity Day
May 9th, 2014

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Bosch will host Diversity Day at their Brooklyn Park-based Robert Bosch Packaging Technology facility. Bosch is the worldwide market leader and manufacturer of processing and manufacturing capital equipment for the pharmaceutical industries. Bosch’s logo is “Invented for Life” and our specialized packaging systems live up to this standard. Bosch invests heavily […]

MN Zoo to Host Zoo Day on May 17th
May 1st, 2014

Have you ever wanted a career working with wildlife, such as: zoo keeping animal training education natualist aquarium sciences wildlife veterinarian Come meet these Minnesota Zoo professionals on Saturday, May 17, 2014. To register or for more information visit or call 952-431-9320

Share Your Student Experience by Taking the SERU Survey
April 24th, 2014

The University of Minnesota is currently seeking feedback from students on the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. The SERU survey is a comprehensive survey administered to all undergraduates at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMNTC). The data are used to provide UMNTC staff, faculty, and administrators with unique insights into students’ experiences. […]

Kaplan to Give Away Free Course Scholarship
April 21st, 2014

This spring, Kaplan will be raffling off one free course scholarship! The winner will receive a free Kaplan advantage on site, classroom anywhere or on-demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, PCAT, DAT or OAT! The drawing is open to all University of Minnesota, Augsburg and St. Scholastica students, as well as young professionals […]

GradStaff to Host ‘Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors’ Webinar
April 16th, 2014

What’s Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors Target Audience: Graduating seniors who will be looking for a professional full-time job after graduation. Who Should Attend: Seniors who have pushed off their job search until after graduation, those who have been unsuccessful to date in on-campus interviewing, or those undecided about grad school. Cost: Free […]

STARnet Undergraduate Research Internship Program
April 4th, 2014

The STARnet Undergraduate Research Internship program provides undergraduates at the end of their third or fourth year of bachelor studies with valuable research experience, mentoring, and contact with industry representatives. Participating undergraduates not only gain confidence in their ability to perform hands-on research, but they also come to appreciate the doors that are opened to […]

Health Careers Center for Host AMCAS Info Sessions
March 28th, 2014

Are you thinking about or planning to apply to medical school this summer? Wondering what the AMCAS system will look and feel like? The Health Careers Center is hosting information sessions this spring to review the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) process. Tuesday, April 8 @ 12:30pm Monday, April 14 @ 3:00pm Thursday, April […]

NCDA Seeks International Student Feedback in Career Services Survey
March 27th, 2014

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) International Student Work Group are interested in enhancing career services for international students in the U.S. They are seeking the feedback of international students, who are currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the U.S., or who graduated from U.S. higher education institutions no more than six months ago. The […]

LAC to Host “Market Your International Experience” Workshops
March 26th, 2014

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Market Your International Experience workshop series throughout spring 2014 for students who have had an international experience and would like to learn best practices in incorporating it into their job or graduate school search! Join them for a Market Your International Experience Workshop and learn how to leverage your […]

Free Kaplan Preview Classes
March 26th, 2014

Kaplan would like to invite you to join them for a FREE 90-minute Sample Class. You’ll learn essential strategies designed to help you ace your exam and get a first-hand look at what Kaplan has to offer. Just choose a date and time from the options below and visit GMAT: Thursday April 3rd, 7:30PM ET GRE: […]

Pizza and Patents
February 24th, 2014

Wednesday, February 26 4:00-5:00 pm Room 50 – Mondale Hall University of Minnesota Law School    The University of Minnesota Law School is launching a one year masters degree program for scientists and engineers interested in pursuing a career in the field of patent law. Join us for a fun-filled patent primer for scientists and […]

U of M Medical School Information Sessions
February 12th, 2014

The University of Minnesota Medical School will be hosting numerous information sessions this spring. The info sessions will focus on the essential elements of a competitive medical school application as well as the application process and selection criteria used by University of Minnesota Admissions Committee. See the dates below for the spring schedule of information […]

Microsoft Coding Competition
February 12th, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. STSS 131A Show off your love for coding and your savvy problem solving skills. In teams of 1-3 people, compete to win $150 for the first place team and a SURFACE just for participating. Make sure to bring your laptop, power cord, and your A-GAME!

Careers in Law Forum
February 12th, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Willey Hall Atrium The University Student Legal Services, Mock Trial Association, CLA Career Services and the Pre-Law Society are proud to present the 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum. Registration is not required!   Participants include more than 50 exhibitors from a number of prominent government agencies, nonprofits, criminal justice […]

Kaplan to Offer Free Test Practice
January 30th, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Kaplan is hosting a free MCAT, LSAT, GRE & DAT Practice Test at the University of Minnesota. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Save your spot today @ At the event you will take a free practice test under real-life proctored conditions. After the practice test, a Kaplan instructor […]

Target Diversity Leadership Symposium
January 24th, 2014

Target will be hosting an intensive 3-day leadership symposium for up to 40 sophomores at Target Headquarters. The symposium will focus on diversity and inclusion, development, the retail industry, and internship opportunities at Target. Location and date: Target Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota Application Deadline: March 1st, 2014 Symposium Event Dates: August 14th-16th, 2014 Target will pay for all […]

Minnesota Zoo Career Day
January 24th, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:00am-3:30pm Are you interested in having an exciting career working with animals? Join Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational seminars to learn about science careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future. Zoo staff from different areas of the Zoo will recommend college programs, discuss how volunteering, […]

Pizza and Patents
January 24th, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:00-5:00pm STSS 512B   The University of Minnesota Law School is launching a one year masters degree program for scientists and engineers interested in pursuing a career in the field of patent law.   Join us for a fun-filled patent primer for scientists and engineers. Starting with the story of the […]

YMCA Summer Employment Job Fair
January 24th, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014 11:00am-4:00pm Mississippi Room, Coffman Union The Twins Cities YMCA will be hosting a job fair to those interested in their summer employment opportunities. Some of the positions include camp counselors and youth development stuff. For more information, visit

How to Handle a Salary Request
August 27th, 2013

When an employer requests a salary history, many job seekers find themselves at a loss. You don't want to price yourself out of a job, but you don't want the employer to offer less than the going rate for the position. So what's the right answer? Don't include salary history on your resume. Handle the […]

Science Museum of Minnesota – Volunteer Opportunities
August 19th, 2013

The Science Museum of Minnesota’s Volunteer Department believes in preparing our scientists of tomorrow through providing fun learning environments where youth can learn and give back to their community at the same time! That is why we are asking for your help to get the word out to high school/college students and fellow educators regarding […]

Internship Timeline
April 27th, 2013

by Amy Marie Charland and Mary Ann Lawson   It's never too early to start planning for your internship. The total process-finding an internship and applying and interviewing for it-can take several weeks or even months. Here is a general timeline to assist you with the planning process: Research internships (Three semesters before you want […]

Benefits Count
March 20th, 2013

As you look for your first job, you’re probably not thinking about becoming ill, retiring, or looking for tax breaks. However, you should consider benefits to be an important part of your compensation package. According to the most recent survey of new college graduates, the top benefits desired by new hires include medical insurance and […]

Climb to Your Career in Four Years
March 5th, 2013

Where will you be in four years? Will you be ready to join the work force?  Maybe you have your future planned: You know what you want to be after graduation and you have an idea of how to get there. Or, maybe you aren't even sure what you want to major in—never mind know […]

Top 10 Career Strategies for Freshmen and Sophomores
October 1st, 2012

You control your career destiny! Just going to class and picking up your diploma after four years doesn't cut it. You need to become active on and off campus.   Becoming marketable to employers or graduate schools is a four-year job. Here are the top 10 things you can do during college to make yourself marketable […]

Average Salary for New College Grad Rises
September 29th, 2012

The average starting salary for a bachelor's degree graduate now stands at $44,259, according to the September 2012 issue of Salary Survey, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  That's up 1.7 percent over the average starting salary of $43,521 posted by the Class of 2011. Additional highlights from the report show: Graduates […]

10 Tips for Top-Notch References
September 28th, 2012

By Kelli Robinson  “References available upon request” is a statement that can make or break your job offer. Here are 10 tips for assembling a successful reference list.  Ask, don’t assume. Ask your references for permission to use their names. Confirm the following: Do the people you include as references actually want to give you a […]

Hiring Up 13 Percent for Class of 2013
September 28th, 2012

Employers say they expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2013 than they did from the Class of 2012, according to early results of an annual nationwide job market survey. According to the Job Outlook 2013 survey, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers,  hiring will be […]

Visit GoldPASS online for internships, jobs and more
August 20th, 2012

Check out GoldPASS today! Many employers actively recruit interns and full-time employees by posting their open positions for science and engineering students on GoldPASS. Visit and log into your GoldPASS account to apply for opportunities that meet your career goals. In addition to applying for internships and jobs, you can set up automatic email notifications […]

Find us on Facebook
August 1st, 2012

Social networking can be an integral part of your job search and career development if you use it correctly, and the Career Center for Science and Engineering is on Facebook! "Like" us on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming career events and receive weekly tips with new resources. On our Facebook page, you can […]

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees
March 20th, 2012

Forget good to great. Here's what makes a great employee remarkable. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined–but hard to find–qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make […]

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