Career Interest Cluster

COVID-19 Career Search Resources & Updates

  • COVID-19 has impacted hiring, this may mean some positions are eliminated or delayed.
  • Companies have shifted their hiring process fully online and moved positions to a remote working status for the time being.

What this means for you

  • Companies may take longer to get back to you on your status, offer or interview process.
  • Employers are moving online, just like you, they also need time to adjust and evaluate needs.
  • Continue to apply for roles, move forward with interviews and open your search parameters.
  • Get comfortable with the online platforms, these will be utilized by your future employers (ie: Zoom, Big Interview, Webex, etc.)
    Take a break when you need to, practice mental and physical wellbeing

We'll continue to provide relevant hiring updates and resources in the weeks ahead. Be sure to check out our weekly Ask Me Anything virtual series. Completed sessions will be provided below.

COVID-19 Resources & Articles

 Search & Career Guidance

 Hiring Updates

Search Resources

Linkedin's: Job Search Guide - COVID 19 Edition, & What Should Job Seekers Do Right Now

Who's Hiring

300+ Startups Hiring - visit this live and regularly updated Googledoc listing worldwide opportunities

The Muse - Companies hiring During COVID-19

Working & Learning Remotely

330 Remote Work Tools & Programs -
The Remote Work Mega Guide -
How to find and Land a Remote Job Perfect for You - The Muse
Remote Work Job Hunting -

Minnesota Landscape of Hiring

(100+ companies listed) 

KARE 11 - April 8th report

CBS - March 25th report

Remote Job Boards





National Hiring Information

Hiring Freezes - Live Updates via for national hiring across all industries

#HiringNow via Linkedin

Internship Statuses - Hiring, cancelling and freezing around the globe. - 300+ company's internship status

2020 Global Report - Remote Hiring top insights and data from one of the largest remote work reports.

Linkedin: Professional & Personal Development

  • Team collaboration
  • Constructive communication
  • Project management and more

#GetHired via Linkedin's Andrew Seaman posts weekly articles

Job searching during the pandemic 

Landing a job that lets you work from home during the pandemic 

What's going to happen to the class of 2020? 

How to stand out in a growing crowd of job seekers


Ask Me Anything

View previously recorded live sessions with Gustavus alumni, staff and campus partners. 

Ask Me Anything - Virtual Interviewing and Other Success Tips, Caroline Gray (NW Mutual)

Ask Me Anything - F1 Visa & International Student Job Search, Minh Le '19 & Hubert-Christian Ngabirano '18

Ask Me Anything - Navigating the Search Process: COVID-19 Edition - Maura Bremer Peterson '15

Continue to visit Handshake to see the list of upcoming events.


Business careers are connected to the operations and administration of organizations, essentially helping to make an organization run productively and efficiently. Opportunities in Business can be found in all sectors including corporate/for-profit, nonprofit, and not-for-profit/government.

Career paths include:

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales 
  • Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics

Explore the Business Career Interest Cluster

There are many great websites where you can start exploring careers. Links to start with are listed below. These resources allow you to learn information about careers such as the nature of the work, education required, pay, job outlook, work environment and related occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Candid Career
What Can I Do With This Major?

Other ways to explore include taking an assessment, informational interviews, job shadowing, involvement in student organizations, professional associations and volunteering

Handshake For a complete list of all Career Development sponsored events, log in to your Handshake account.


Professional Organizations & Graduate Programs

Professional organizations are a great way to begin networking and explore your career field. Industry specific organizations offer events, job fairs and career trends. View the list of organizations by industry here.The list includes organizations and associations for:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Sales & Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain
  • Sports & Sports Management

You can also join similar groups on LinkedIn or follow professional organizations on Twitter or Facebook. Professional organizations on social media offer articles, current industry information, discussions, and networking opportunities. 

Graduate programs for the Business Career Interest Cluster vary depending on the specific industry. Utilize the following resources to learn more about graduate school options:

Student Organizations

For a complete list of Gustavus Student Organizations, go to:

Utilize Handshake to receive opportunities and more information regarding the Business Career Cluster.
Students, Alumni and Employers can explore the Business Cluster via information provided below and the menu on the left.
To schedule an appointment or explore the Business Cluster, contact 
Jess Franta - Business Cluster Specialist 507-933-7575

Updated 9/29/19 JF