• Dina Clabaugh

    Dina Clabaugh

    Career Counselor
    Littlefork, MN
    BA Public Health, UMD. MS College Counseling & Student Development and Rehabilitation Counseling, SCSU.

    Dina's Bio:
    Whether I am helping a student take the next step after college, facilitating a career workshop or organizing group runs through the trails over the noon hour, I am always working, playing and living well in the great north woods. I came to Duluth and St. Scholastica four years ago. I adore the big city life and still love playing in it, but most of the time I am enjoying the woods and all the beautiful things northern Minnesota has to offer. Connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

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    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    Sophomore
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Happy weekend.

I am returning to the beautiful castle (a.k.a. Tower Hall) on Monday! I’ve been out of the office for four weeks now – recovering from foot surgery (actually FEET surgery…a double bunionectomy!) I’ve been working a bit from my rustic and cozy home in the woods but it is not the same. I miss the energy of campus.

In addition to working on career development initiatives these are five things I have been enjoying during my time out of the office. And by the way, this is my first post! I’m so excited to share my experiences and love for St. Scholastica, everything northern Minnesota, and more with YOU! Thank you for following.

1. News! One of my favorite Sunday morning activities includes good coffee and The New York Times. Every weekend I snag the Business section before my husband Mike even gets the chance to set the fun and fresh pile of newspaper on the table. I love the Corner Office column, which always includes great corporate culture and hiring trends literature – perfect talking points for career presentations and conversations with students, faculty and staff. Actually, I may devote my Monday posts to bits I gather from this column and more each weekend.

Do you prefer paint-by-number or connect-the-dots and why does it matter? Well, if you ever wish to work for Mark Templeton of Citrix it would behoove you to know. (And it is just a fun career exploration exercise!)

Via The New York Observer

2. Music! Mike and I have been grooving to a lot of new albums including The Killers, Duran Duran, and the truly talented Bob Dylan. We just snagged tickets to music the end of November and I’m looking forward to a fun weekend in the cities with friends. And I ordered these rad headphones online and look forward to sporting them around campus next week – dorky, retro and fun.

3. Books! I just finished the memoir The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth and loaned my copy to friend and colleague Paula Byrne from the School of Nursing. Now I am loving Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard. We are cooking something French and fabulous from it tonight!

4. Blogging! I also write the blog dinaDuluth. The people and experiences it has brought to my world has been marvelous. The world of social networking and technology is fascinating and whether I’m blogging or tweeting for home or the office I am learning a lot and enjoying the process. If you have not liked, tweeted or participated in a Linkedin discussion with us in Career Services, please connect with us today. Our online presence will be expanding greatly in the months ahead. You’ll have access to valuable and cool tips regarding everything career including hiring trends, workplace fashion, interviewing skills, internships and more.

Career Services, Tower 2150

3. Sola! My cute kitty. I don’t know who is going to miss who more when I return to the office next week. I’ve relished the time she’s spent curled up on my lap (especially now as the northern Minnesota chill settles in). We don’t have children yet but like most pet lovers treat this four-legged furry friend as one. Sola girl is special.

Sola

Thanks for following!

Dina

{Special thanks to our fabulous intern John McPherson for the fab photo of Tower Hall}

 

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