• 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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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

How you spend your 20s will define you.

It won’t be long and our seniors will be crossing the stage at commencement and transitioning into the world of work. Whenever I embark on something new I like to talk to folks who have been there. Well, twenty-something Frances Bridges shares some of the things she and her classmates wish they had known when they graduated a couple years ago. She titled her piece Everything I Wish People Had Told Me Before Graduation. Some of the things she mentions include the following:

Know what you want. This seems pretty easy and straight-forward but it isn’t for everyone. Bridges says that, “…some people have had their whole life planned out, down to the calorie, since they were five or six. Counting calories isn’t for everyone, but it is extremely effective. What I find about people who count calories is that they’re meticulous– they plan, organize and execute in an almost militaristic way.”

Know how YOU network best. Are you more comfortable and efficient networking one-on-one or in groups? Do what works for you. “LinkedIn is a fabulous tool– use it,” says Frances. (Go to our LinkedIn workshop on April 11!)

Talk to your professors and don’t rule out internships!

(This is my favorite.) Use your campus’ resources and networks. I quote Bridges (again): “This is my obvious advice for the day, but it always surprises me how many people just don’t do it. Every campus has a career center, and different colleges and programs have relationships with particular companies. Find out when recruiters are coming to campus, put on your power suit, shake some hands and exude confidence.” And we (Career Services) even teach you how to do it!

We have some great events coming up and you should join us. “80% of success is showing up.” (I can’t remember if it was Woody Allen or Bono that said it. Ha ha. But it is true!) Connect with us! I promise you– and your future career– will not be disappointed.



P.S. Read the rest of Bridge’s article here. This is a great piece too: The 10 Most Important Lessons For 20-Something Workers.

{Image from Forbes.}


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