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January 2015

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   January 2015-Welcome back!
How Employers Are Screening You Through Social Media
fishing for talent

"Recent studies indicate that 85% of employers and 100% of recruiters will look you up on LinkedIn before calling you. So if you are a user of any one of the social networking sites that have proliferated in recent years, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter, there’s more than a likely chance potential employers have scoped you out."



Walk-In Resume Critiques for Study Abroad
94% of students who get their resume critiqued and do a practice interview with Career Services get accepted to their first choice study abroad program.

Walk-in resumes critiques:
  • TOMORROW: Wed. Jan. 14, 1-4 pm, SJU: Mary Hall 25
  • Thur. Jan. 15, 6-7:30 pm, CSB: ASB
  • Mon. Jan. 19, 1-4 pm, SJU: Mary Hall 25
  • Wed. Jan. 21, 1-4 pm, CSB: ASB 
Practice Interviews:
  • Practice interviews will be conducted from Thur. Jan. 22 through Thur. Feb. 5.
  • Schedule your practice interview appointment by calling (320) 363-5557 (CSB) or (320) 363-3383 (SJU).  

Diversity Job & Internship Fair
Friday, January 30th, 1 pm - 4 pm
St. Cloud State University, Atwood Memorial Center
Cost: FREE

Click HERE for more information and a list of attending employers.
Bennie and Johnnie Spotlights

Intern: Hieu Van, '16 Biochemistry Major 
Cancer Research Summer Fellow
German University of Colorado, Cancer Center

"Take thinking about science, we always think about something we know, something that always goes as planned; but in reality, it is full of surprises, confusion, mistakes, trials, and educational guesses. Through the internship, I learned that research includes becoming comfortable with unknowns, making errors, and the fact that I may need to start a project over again."

Hieu Van
Alum: Jacob Law, '09 POLS Major
Exams Officer - Cambridge English Language Assessment
The Anglo Mexican Foundation - International Exams Centre

"I would say don't be afraid to take risks. If I had let the 'what ifs' stop me, I would have never learned so much about myself. Here in Mexico, my character has become much stronger and my own resolve even more so. I think that taking risks has helped me become who I am today."
Jacob Law
CSB/SJU Career Services
CSB: Academic Services Building, 320.363.5707
SJU: Mary Hall 10, 320.363.3236
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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