Posts Tagged ‘job opportunities’

Head of the Lakes Job Fair

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Hi everyone!

I would like to tell you about my experience going to the Head Lakes Job Fair with the College of Saint-Scholastica.  Job fairs are important even for freshmen because that is the place to start networking and get contacts. It can help you find an internship in your field of study which the experience out of it, will help you decide if  you like it and if you are in the right major for you. For this job fair, the school provided transportation, as they do most of the time. The fair took place at UWS, another college. All the major employers in Duluth and the Twin Ports area were present. A wide variety of discipline were represented such as finance, healthcare, law enforcement and sciences. The College always advertises when job fairs are happening and provides transportation for it. Some job fairs even occurs at the College so you don’t even need to leave campus. All the job fairs also have a photograph that takes free professional head shots. Those are useful for LinkedIn and Handshake profiles! Those are great opportunities for incoming students!

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Hello, Handshake!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

This morning, career services held a training session for its employees. Being one of them, I got to enjoy breakfast while being instructed on how to use Handshake: an online platform that could be defined as the college student version of LinkedIn. As a graduating student who is looking for jobs, it is difficult to compete in a market flooded with overqualified veterans (i.e. LinkedIn). Handshake, however, is specifically aimed at students; most Handshake recruiters expect applicants to be newly minted college graduates who are looking for entry-level jobs, which makes the application process much more practical. Best part is that in addition to having a platform designed to fit your needs, you now have job skills assistants equipped to advise you on how to have the most competitive Handshake profile! What is your excuse to not get the job you want?