Employer Spotlight |Target Stores and Distribution

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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

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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

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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!

 

 

Employer Spotlights | Enterprise

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Briefly describe your organization

Today, our massive network means Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider. We offer car, truck and motorcycle rentals, as well as car sharing and car sales. We’re in over 30 countries with more than 7,200 locations. What does this mean to our customers? We’re there when you need us.

Please describe your company culture?

Our guiding principles, and humble beginning, revolve around personal honesty and integrity. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were our family, and rewarding hard work. These things are as true today as they were when we were founded in 1957.

What opportunities lay within your company?

New opportunities in locations throughout the world mean that the career you want is closer than you think. Whatever your strengths, and wherever you see yourself, take a look at what we can offer. In any Enterprise branch you’ll come across people who are motivated about their careers. These same people have a unique dedication to customer satisfaction and building relationships. There’s a lot more to our business than simply renting cars. We offer excellent training and development; and a promote-from-within culture—the sky’s the limit.

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

 

Employer Spotlight |Convergys Corporation

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Briefly describe your organization

Convergys is a world-class customer management firm made up of 125,000 employees working in more than 150 service centers in 31 countries. Clients and customers around the globe benefit from our exceptional service, geographic footprint and ability to support 47 languages worldwide.

What does your company do to promote diversity?

At Convergys, we believe individual differences produce genuine competitive advantages in a global market. Leveraging our workforce’s diversity maximizes our productivity and enhances the quality of service we offer all of our clients. Global Diversity & Inclusion, the inherent, acquired, and learned qualities that employees, clients, and suppliers bring to our organization, is a strategic imperative at Convergys. Convergys will provide maximum practicable opportunity for diverse suppliers to equitably compete with other suppliers who meet our quality, service, procurement, business and contractual requirements.

When looking for new employees, what do you search for?

At Convergys locations across the country, we’re recruiting new talent for both our call center and home-based positions. So whether you’re new to the workforce or simply making a new start, we offer everything you’ll need to succeed and advance, both personally and professionally.

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

Employer Spotlight |Coenen Bros. Inc

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Briefly describe your organization

At Coenen Bros., we represent pro-active finance, accounting & IT professionals who are interested in exploring options outside their current roles. 80% of the people we represent are not actively pursuing a new position, but are open to hearing about great roles they are qualified for. We specialize in recruiting top talent professionals from the Big Four public accounting firms, various regional public accounting firms, and public or private companies in a broad range of industries. Our clients include mid to large sized public and private companies as well as a limited number of elite, mid-sized public accounting firms.

What are the typical areas you focus on?

Tax, Audit, IT Audit, SEC reporting, Technical Accounting, Financial Analysts, Financial Planning & Analysis, IT Security, Application Development, Business Analyst, Project manager

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

“The best time to start keeping an eye open for other opportunities is around the 2 or 3 year marker. At this point, you have established yourself in the public accounting world and are desirable to many hiring managers out there. Whether you are two months or two years out from making a move, it doesn’t hurt to start the conversation early!” – Big Four Alumni

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

for more information.

Success Story | Nathan Jobe, Sport Management

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How did you learn about this position?
Each year, the Minnesota Twins provides a career fair for individuals who aspire to have a career in the sports industry. During my senior year, I attended the career fair in the fall of 2012 to learn more about current positions with the Minnesota Twins. I also reach out to my teachers from the Sport Management program, which they informed me the Twins were hiring.

Describe your position.
I help assist with the management and execution of core programs within the Twins Community Fund (TCF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that benefits children and their families in the surrounding Twin-Cities. To be more specific, coordinate community and cause-related events that align the Minnesota Twins’ focus areas, such as health, education, ballpark renovations, and player appearances to create awareness and involvement of the TCF.

If you have ever celebrated your birthday/anniversary at a Twins game, I manage the scoreboard message requests and ensure they are displayed correctly and promptly. Also, I assist with game-day duties, including military recognitions, check presentations, and national anthem performances.

What do you most enjoy about your position? What are some of the challenges?
Working for the Twins in the Community Relations department; it’s such a rewarding job each day. From sending an in-kind donation to a charity, displaying a scoreboard message to inviting kids to Target Field to meet the players, it never gets old. Choosing to have a profession in sports, plan on working long hours. There are days where you work 12 hour days if not longer.

How does your position fit with your long-term career goals?
Landing this position right out of college, I’m motivated to become a better professional and leader within the sports industry.

During your job search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?
While filling out the application, I used key words from the job description and placed them in my resume and cover letter. I also reached out to individuals – professors, faculty, coaches, peers – who have current relationships with the Twins Staff.

What are you doing today to further your career?
Do not wait until you are a senior in undergrad to start your professional development. During your undergrad, set up informational interviews, research organizations, type your resume, practice interview questions-all very helpful. You have plenty of resources and faculty that want to help you grow professionally at the University of Minnesota – use them!

Employer Spotlight | C.H. Robinson

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Briefly describe your organization

C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third party logistics (3PL) providers, with 2014 gross revenues of $13.5 billion. We provide freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, produce sourcing, and information services to over 46,000 customers through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

What are some challenges your company face?

The ongoing challenges of the supply chain industry inspire us to innovate and search for new ideas that challenge limits and extend Beyond Brokerage. Our customers, contract carriers, and suppliers are the beneficiaries of this forward-thinking approach, because we believe they deserve nothing but the best from their 3PL. We are not content to simply meet their expectations—we are committed to exceeding them every single day.

What opportunities do you have for recent graduates or students?

We give all of our new hires a valuable opportunity: a chance to earn professional respect with our customers and the industry. With an internship or starting position at C.H. Robinson, you’ll gain immediate, hands-on experience that will help you establish your career. On day one, you’ll start to make an impact on our business, working with teams across the country.

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

 

Employer Spotlight |Brooksource

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Briefly describe your organization

We’re your trusted partner for IT hiring, recruiting and staffing needs. For over 15 years, Brooksource has established and maintained relationships that are designed to meet your IT staffing needs. Whether it’s contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement work, we customize our search based upon your company’s unique initiatives, culture and technologies. With our national team of recruiters placed at 20 major hubs around the nation, Brooksource finds the people best-suited for your business. Then we follow through to make sure that the project is successful. By remaining engaged with our clients and consultants, we build trust and lasting partnerships with both.

How would you describe your company culture?

We know that quality service can only come from quality relationships. That’s why we are committed to understanding our clients’ cultures and needs and strive to continually strengthen our partnerships. This philosophy extends to support our tight-knit family of Brooksource leaders, pushes us to give back to our communities, and drives both personal and professional development for our employees and consultants alike.

Does your company have that aspect of community engagement that some students are interesting in?

Each of our offices spend time volunteering for local charities and engaging in community service efforts. Projects vary from location to location, and include work with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Special Olympics. Our company also participates in the Super Service Challenge–a national movement that inspires coworkers to serve together. To enter the challenge, teams of coworkers create a simple video sharing how they served and submit it to the Super Service Challenge.

We were really excited that several of the videos we entered in the 2013 challenge were chosen as winners, meaning the charities’ won financial gifts. Those included $10,000 for Safe Harbor in Pennsylvania, and $5,000 for St. Mary’s Child Center in Indiana. Check out these videos to see some of the service projects.

How can you be contacted?

You can call us at 800-611-3995 or visit our website at https://www.brooksource.com/

We are holding on campus interviews:

Brooksource

Date: November 5, 2015

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

Available Positions: Recruiter, Sales Account Executive

Apply by October 28th. See details on GoldPASS

Schedule ID: 4083