Alumni Career Resources

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Handshake: Online job postings, employer contact information, career events

Use Gustavus email username and password to log in; if you do not have a Gustavus email username and password, request approval or email career@gustavus.edu.


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The Career Platform 18 career/job search modules including: networking, interviews, personal branding.  Use Gustavus email username and password to log in; if you do not have a Gustavus email username and password, request approval or email career@gustavus.edu.


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InterviewStream: Create an account to view thousands of interview questions and have the option to record practice answers, which you can view and email to others for feedback.  Use Gustavus email username and password to log in; if you do not have a Gustavus email username and password, request approval or email career@gustavus.edu.


Additional Resources:

Interview Resources

Job Search

Résumés

Cover Letters and Professional Communications

References and Letters of Recommendation

 

Career Counselors and Coaches

Gusties 0-5 years after graduation may contact a Career Development Specialist for an initial appointment (30 minutes).  This appointment will help to determine needs and provide resources.

After five years we suggest that if you are seeking career counseling or career coaching we encourage you to look at the MN Career Development Association site (http://mcda.net/job-seeker-tools/find-a-career-coach/) to find a qualified professional who will meet your particular needs.


Career Development Events

Gustavus Careers Possible: Free campus the last week of September or first week of October; See Handshake for details on this campus career fair with 20-30 employers attending; No registration is required; professional dress and résumés are encouraged.

Gustavus Accounting Fair: This free campus event is held mid to late September for accounting majors; alumni planning to attend are asked to pre-register by emailing Gustavus Career Development (career@gustavus.edu).

Minnesota Government and Nonprofit Career Fair: Usually held mid to late October at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. govnonprofitfair

Gustavus Health Professions Fair: This free campus event is held in March; it includes educational programs and employers; no registration is required.

MN Education Job Fair: This is for teachers and other professionals seeking employment in elementary and secondary school settings; this event is in April at the Minneapolis Convention Center and does require advanced registration on Handshake, there is a registration fee; school districts and private schools from across the United States and some international schools attend;  the fair site at www.mnedfair.org .

 

Recommended

Petersons.com: This is an excellent resource for finding graduate and professional school information including specific schools and programs as well as information on testing – LSAT, GRE, GMAT.

LinkedIn.com: This is an excellent resource to find and connect with Gustavus alumni in careers of interest to you.  For information on effective LinkedIn strategies see:    https://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students?trk=micro-mktg-stu-us-more                                   

Mnpcfair.org: Alumni are NOT allowed to attend this event, however, the employer list is available online with lots of great info on employers interested in MN Private Colleges candidates.                                                


Career Development Webpage: career@gustavus.edu

Look for links to Vault (library of employer and career information), Glassdoor (salary/employer info.), Talent Today (personal assessments with suggested careers), Health Short Courses (to prepare for admission to health professional programs), and Spotlight on Careers (for career information).

Updated 9/7/17 LA