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Thursday, October 25, 2012

St. Kate's career fair is large and successful



The annual St. Kate’s Career Opportunities Fair (the largest on-campus career fair at any of the Minnesota private colleges) was held October 11 in the Rauenhorst Ballroom. More than 500 students and alumnae attended, and there was great participation by employers representing 75 businesses, hospitals and social service and government agencies.

Among the employers that attended the event were: 3M, American Red Cross, Ameriprise Financial, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dakota County, Dungarvin, Ecolab, Eddie Bauer, Health Partners, GE, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Hennepin County, Lifetime Fitness, Lutheran Social Service, Macy’s, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx, Nordstrom, Peace Corps, Securian Financial Group, Target, Thomson Reuters, Travelers Companies Inc, Upsher– Smith Laboratories, Verizon Wireless and the YMCA.

The employers talked to students about seasonal, part-time and full-time professional jobs as well as internship opportunities. Students came well dressed with professional resumes and questions they'd prepared in advance.

Employer evaluations said the St. Kate's students were well prepared and represented themselves professionally. Students whose majors include the liberal arts, healthcare, business and social sciences talked to employers about jobs in accounting, customer service, sales, nursing, social work, claims, occupational therapy, physical therapy and more.

The St. Kate's Career Opportunities Fair is held every fall, and all students are encouraged to attend.   In addition, a number of other fairs and programs are co-sponsored with other colleges and universities throughout the year. Check the Career Development website at www.stkate.edu/careers or contact the office at 651.690.8890 for information about events and programs.

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