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Success Story | Sergio Molina, Kinesiology

Sergio Molina | Kinesiology
Administrative Assistant Intern | Mayo Clinic

Describe your current position (employment/internship). 

I am an administrative assistant intern for Mayo Clinic. My job is to help assess and record medical equipment for the Healthcare Technology Management department.

How does your position fit with your long term career goals?

Even though this position is not directly related to my career goal which is physical therapy. I believe that it’s a step forward in the medical field. During my time in this internship I’ve had the opportunity to meet many professionals in the field and expand my networking.

During your internship/job search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?

I would say a strong resume and cover letter really set me apart from the rest of the candidates. I worked very hard in making my resume appeal to the employers and put skills that were pertinent to the position I was applying for. I also reached out to career counselors to looks over my documents before applying.

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship/job search process?

I found a lot of support in the career services office which alleviated the job search process a lot. Everyone that works there is very sympathetic and supportive. They offered various resources for a better development of my resume and cover letter. I was pleased with the guidance that the career counselors provided. I found myself coming back to the office every time I could, and someone would always be there to assist me.

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?

Do not be afraid to use your resources. I was very surprised to see that the career services office empty most of the times I went there. I would also encourage networking and keeping in touch with professors and staff members to help you expand your contacts within the University.

Anything else you would like to share?

This quote inspired me to pursue all my dreams and goals without having any hesitation on myself and despite any negative comments that people surrounding me might say- “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… in a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed  to fail is not taking any risks”- Mark Zuckerberg.



Project for Pride in Living: Open Positions

Project for Pride in Living is hiring several students this semester in leadership roles with Youth Development, Property Management, and IT departments. Positions are posted with Student Employment and on GoldPass.

Work Study:

Youth Program Assistant (St. Paul)

Youth Program Assistant (S. Mpls)

Children’s Program Assistant (St. Paul) Youth Program Assistant (N. Mpls)

IT Help Desk (S. Mpls.)

Somali Interpreter (S. Mpls.)

On-Campus Interview Opportunities

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Verizon Wireless 
Date: 12/2/15
Schedule ID: 4112
Positions Available: Business Sales Intern, Human Resources Intern  and Retail Sales Intern
Apply on GoldPASS by 11/23
Insight Global 
Date: 12/1/15
Schedule ID: 4117
Positions Available: Recruiter/Account Manager
Apply on GoldPASS by 11/23
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The Hartford
Date: 12/2/15
Schedule ID: 4124
Positions Available: Disability Analyst- No Experience Necessary, Disability Claims (Long Term)
Apply on GoldPASS by 12/1

*Remember: CEHD Career Services is here to help! Schedule an Appointment or Drop-In on Friday’s

Employer Spotlight | York Solutions


Briefly describe your internship program.

For more than 20 years, York Solutions has been singularly focused on delivering value to its clients in the form of IT contract resource selection, deployment, and management.

Our mission is to provide creative, cutting edge IT solutions to help companies achieve business, technology, and operational goals and objectives. We believe strongly in creating a true partnership approach with our clients and consultants that fosters a long-term, trust-based relationship. York is committed to providing high-level service and value to our clients and consultants. In that vein, in addition to our custom resource solutions, we also offer a peer-to-peer professional development association called “Think IT” that we are often told by members, is “second to none.” Think IT consists of well over 2,400 members in 8 different groups from the local IT leadership within the Twin Cities, as well as over 400 members in Chicago’s 2 groups.


What are the typical areas you focus on?

IT Consulting

Management Consulting

Interim CIO

Retained Search

Think IT Associati


We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!


Employer Spotlights |The Hartford

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Briefly describe your organization

The Hartford is in business to protect what is most valuable to customers—their homes, cars, businesses, income, and employees. We help individuals and businesses prepare for the unforeseen with insurance and income protection so they can prevail through loss, accident, or disability.

What tips do have for students and alumni who are looking to enter your industry?

It may be tempting to accept the first job offer that comes your way, but there are many factors to consider when choosing your ideal employer. Some things to think about:

Professional development: Is the company committed to the professional and personal development of its employees? What kind of training programs does it offer? What is the performance review process? What is the growth potential for someone with your experience?

Culture: While many companies look pretty similar and seem to offer the same things, a little digging may reveal very different cultures and values. Trusting, fast-paced, careful, conservative, entrepreneurial, and creative – what company culture would best suit you? What are your co-workers like? It’s also important to understand a company’s position on work/life balance.

Mentoring: You may want to target companies that offer mentoring programs. The advice and support of a more senior colleague can be extremely helpful.

Social responsibility: Does the company give back? Does it support various causes? Is it a strong member of the community?

Commitment to diversity:  Is the company committed to identifying and cultivating diverse talent? Does the company have a diversity policy?

Compensation and benefits: In addition to your salary and bonus opportunities, it’s also important to consider a company’s health and wellness benefits, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, insurance, training, etc.

In the end, choosing an employer is your decision. But don’t be afraid to seek the counsel of a few trusted friends or mentors before making a final choice.

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!

Employer Spotlight |The Brewer Group

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Briefly describe your organization

The Brewer Group, Inc. (TBG) is an industry agnostic investment company with assets ranging numerous sectors. Our relationships with key international decision makers spanning government development agencies, financial institutions, multinational corporations, NGOs and numerous leaders in sports and entertainment place TBG in a unique position to grow its portfolio. TBG takes pride in identifying companies whose goal is to make a social impact on the communities in which they serve.

Briefly describe your internship program.

Through our unique Associates Program, The Brewer Group offers interns a fully hands-on learning experience that gives them the opportunity to apply their existing knowledge in a professional environment. TBG’s Associates Program is designed to teach interns accountability and ownership required in today’s business world while encouraging innovation. Through a highly driven team oriented environment, our interns work directly with each other, the executive team and clients and are required to uphold the highest degree of professionalism. The intern is given opportunities to grow both on the job and through our four student learning outcomes. The Brewer Group takes pride in our organically grown workforce and the fact that our entire full-time staff and executive team has started as TBG interns. Additionally, interns that have gone through our Associates Program have ventured on to pursue positions at renowned organizations including Fortune 500 companies, the NFL, ESPN, PGA, governments, major banks and marketing firms.

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!

Employer Spotlight |Target Stores and Distribution


Briefly describe your organization

Target Corporation is an American retailer that operates large retail stores primarily across North America that offer a multitude of goods. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index.[4][5] Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company was founded as Goodfellow Dry Goods in 1902. The first Target store was opened in 1962; it became the largest division of the Dayton-Hudson Corporation, and was consequently renamed the Target Corporation in 2000. As of 2015, Target operates 1,801 locations throughout the United States. Their retail formats include the discount store Target, the hypermarket SuperTarget, and small-format stores previously named CityTarget and TargetExpress before being consolidated under the Target branding.

What do you do to encourage community support & engagement

We believe in being an active citizen and good neighbor in our communities. We give our time, talent and business strengths to make our communities strong, healthy and safe. We invest in career development and well-being of our team. And from the start, we’ve given 5 percent of our income, a commitment that does not waver based on the economic climate.

Upcoming On Campus Interviews

Target Stores and Distribution

Date: November 11, 2015

Location: Minneapolis – East Bank – Bruininks Hall Interview Center RM 524

Available Positions: Executive Intern , Executive Team Lead

Apply by November 4th. See details on GoldPASS

Schedule ID: 3984

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!


Employer Spotlights | Northwester Mutual – Columns Group

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Briefly describe your organization

Whether your financial goals revolve around your family or your business – or both – the complexity of choices seems to be ever growing. The representatives of Northwestern Mutual with locations in Minneapolis, Edina, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, St. Cloud and Duluth understand. These Representatives, under the leadership of Managing Partner Mark Heurung, are helping to clarify a complicated world for clients throughout Minnesota.

How do you support career development

Career development depends upon a number of factors including personal drive, commitment, capabilities, skills, and experience. Northwestern Mutual supports our financial representatives’ progress by offering areas of specialization and opportunities for leadership training. Our financial representatives are responsible for the path their careers take, and we are responsible for providing them with ample opportunities for growth.

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th! There are some amazing opportunities online.

Employer Spotlight | Northwestern Mutual – The Bohannon Group


Briefly describe your internship program.

As full-time college students, interns in the Network generally work full time during the summer and part-time during the school year developing business- and client-building skills. In most aspects, our interns follow the same process for establishing their careers as our financial representatives by meeting with clients, analyzing clients’ situations, making recommendations, providing on-going service. As a financial representative intern, you’ll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

What areas of expertise do your financial representatives focus on?

Investment Strategies, Disability Income Planning, Estate Planning, Employee and Executive Benefits Planning, Long Term Care Planning and Financial Planning

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!


Employer Spotlights |Insight Global


Briefly describe your organization

Based in Atlanta, Insight Global is a premier provider of employment solutions to Fortune 500 customers across the United States and Canada. We provide long-term, short-term, temporary-to-permanent, placement staffing, and enhanced staffing services. Since our inception in 2001, we have experienced unprecedented growth within our industry, rapidly expanding from an Atlanta based start-up to one of the most successful staffing firms in America.

What are the typical areas you focus on?

Information technology, Accounting & finance, Engineering and Government services.

Why should I choose Insight Global?

Whether you are in the job market or looking to hire great people, there is no one who will work as hard as Insight Global to earn and keep your business.There are a thousand little things that make our company different, but it all boils down to “World Class Customer Service” and an “Old Fashioned Work Ethic.”

We are excited to meet you at the Business and Human Resources Career Fair on October 28th!