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Career of the Week: Preschool Teacher

Do you love working with young children? Are your strengths patience and the ablity to explain new or different information in a way that young children can understand? If so, then preschool teaching may be your ideal career.
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Preschool teachers often work with children aged 3-5 in helping them learn basic concepts in reading, speaking, and learning proper social skills. Preschool teachers work in a variety of work environments including schools, religious organizations, and child care centers. The profession is growing and projected to continue growing at a faster than average rate for most careers. If you are pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education Foundations and Elementary Education Foundations, this may be the perfect job for you!

Career of the Week: Sports Promoter

Behind every great sports team there is a great promoter. Interested in sports management and enjoy attending sporting events? Love marketing or advertising? Sports promotions may be the field for you.
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Promoters work behind the scenes to create an ideal image for teams and athletes alike. Their role may include marketing strategies, planning and coordinating meet-and-greet events, and tickets sales and distribution. Most sports promotions positions require a bachelor’s degree and some experience in the marketing or sporting field. The Occupational Handbook predicts that this career will grow faster than average and the median pay is also well above the national average.
Check out the Occupational Handbook and www.gophersports.com/marketing for more ideas.

Career of the Week: Human Resources Generalist

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Are you outgoing and interested in gaining recruiting skills? Do you enjoy training others on new materials or ideas? Do you enjoy meeting new people and evaluating their strengths? If so, you may want to consider a career as a Human Resources Generalist!
Employers hire Human Resources Generalists to perform a number of tasks including recruitment, interviewing, and employment related training. Most employers are looking for candidates with Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Resource Development as well as experiences within that field. The Occupational Handbook projects that Human Resources Generalist positions will grow by 21% by 2020, much faster than other career areas! If interested, look at GoldPASS and the CEHD Career Services site for more info!

Career of the Week: Personal Trainer

Are you a Kinesiology major who loves working with people? Do you also enjoy physical activity and a healthy lifestyle? If so, consider a career in personal training!
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Health and Wellness awareness is growing rapidly in the US and many people are interested in learning more about living a healthy lifeystyle. Personal training sessions are offered at most health clubs and gyms, but also by private appointment for individual trainers as well. Most personal training positions require excellent customer service skills, a Bachelor’s Degree in a Health Science Area, and a desire to help people achieve their goals. If this interests you, check out GoldPASS for listings as well as individual health club websites for job postings.

Career of the Week: Community Service Director!

Do you enjoy working in fast-paced, people focused environment? Are you passionate about organizing and volunteering to make a difference in your community? Consider a career in Community Services Management.
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Community Service Directors often work for non-profit organizations that manage programs throughout the community. These programs often involve assistance to low-income residents in the areas of education, health care, legal assistance, or general information for improving one’s circumstances. Directors often coordinate the day-to-day tasks of individual programs and often manage or oversee volunteers. Oftentimes, there are opportunities for directors to be directly involved as well.
This field is projected to grow at a faster than average rate and will continue to offer a variety of opportunities for new graduates! Check out more info below.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm

Career of the Week: Travel Consultant

Do you love to travel? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you detail oriented and interested in learning about new places and activities? If so, you may want to consider a career in Travel Planning!
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Travel Consultants or Agents assist customers in planning the perfect trip or vacation. Being a Travel Consultant may include researching different locales around the world to find the perfect vacation spot for your client. It could also include shopping for the best discount rate on flights and resorts or reserving exciting activites or excursions for your clients to enjoy once they reach their location. This is an especially terrific career for detail oriented individuals who enjoy planning ahead. It also involves a great deal of customer service and contact with others whether it be in-person, on the phone, or via the internet.
Check out these website for more details!
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/travel-agents.htm
http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/travel_agent.htm
http://www.careeroverview.com/travel-agent-careers.html

Career of the Week: Wildlife Warden

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Are you interested in nature conservation? Love to hunt, fish, or both? If so, consider becoming a wildlife warden!
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Wildlife wardens monitor wildlife populations and ensure that hunters and fishers have proper licensing and follow all state rules and regulations as they apply to recreational use. Wildlife wardens typically work for state or federal governments. This field is expected to grow by 7% in the next two years and most entry level positions require a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, some experience, and agency training as well.
Check out iseek.org and minnesotaworks.org for more info and current openings!

Career of the Week: Non-Profit or Government Event Planner

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Love working with people? Want to use your organizational skills to assist non-profits or government agencies with planning needs? Want to feel involved in the community?
Consider event planning! The job outlook for event planning is excellent and is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for other professions. Event planners typically need a Bachelor’s Degree and some planning experience.
Meeting, convention, and event planners typically do the following:
-Meet with clients to understand the purpose of the meeting or event
-Plan the scope of the event, including time, location, program, and cost
-Solicit bids from places and service providers (for example, florists or photographers)
-Work with the client to choose where to hold the event and whom to contract with for services
-Inspect places to ensure they meet the client’s requirements
-Coordinate event services such as rooms, transportation, and food service
-Confer with on-site staff to coordinate details
-Monitor event activities to ensure the client and event attendees are satisfied
-Review event bills and approve payment

Career of the Week: Family Services Social Worker

Are you interested in helping others? Do you want to use your Family Social Science skills to help others improve their lives or current situations? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider a career as a Family Social Worker.
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A Bachelor’s Degree in Family Social Science will prepare you for an entry-level position as a Family Social Worker. This field is expected to grow at a fast rate in upcoming years so job prospects look very positive. It is also a terrific field for anyone interested in working for government agencies or non-profits, as these providers often offer social work services.
What does a Family Social Worker do? Family Social workers assist families in need by helping them find services and resources. For example, a Family Social Worker may assist a family in finding daycare or housing options but also offer advice and assistance as they experience difficult changes in their lives. This is a great position for anyone interested in family dynamics or working with adults and children.
Check out these websites for further info:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1021.00
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm

Human Resource Development Employer Event

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Are you interested in learning about internships and positions related to your major? Want to practice networking with employers in your field? Are you exploring human resources as a potential major? Well, we might have the event for you! CEHD Career Services is bringing employers to campus to promote their positions and internship programs in the areas of:
•Human resources, organizational training, & career development.
Human Resources Development Employer Recruitment Event
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
STSS Interview Center 2:30pm-4:30pm
Registration is encouraged but not required to attend. Login to GoldPASS and search for the career event ID 1512 to register and view information on the employers attending.
*Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.
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About the event: The interview center offers 10 interview rooms and an adjacent large conference space. Employers will be placed in each of the rooms and some will have tables in the open conference space connected to the interview center. When you arrive at the check-in table you will receive a map with tips and the location of each employer.
Part of attending a career event is doing your research. You can link to their organizational profile/ information in the GoldPASS career event.
Employers registered are:
1. Minnesota Children’s Museum
2. Planned Parenthood
3. MN Twins
4. Work Effects
5. College Pro
6. Target Corporation
7. International Institute of Minnesota
8. ARC Healthcare Group
9. Ameriprise Financial
10. OneVillage Partners
11. VALERE
12. Project Footsteps
13. Fraser
14. City of St. Paul
15. Coenen Bros
16. Goodwill/Easter Seals
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For Tips on Career Fair Success: Tipsforfairsuccess.docx.pdf