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November 2015

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   November 2015
What it Means to Write a Cover Letter for Your Resume
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"You want the hiring manager to want to learn more about you because they're intrigued with your application, not confused. So, how do you do that? Here are four tweaks that will get you on the right track.
    1. Connect the dots
    2. Give context to your resume
    3. Answer the obvious questions
    4. Present a visually cohesive package
Writing a cover letter for your resume requires a bit of extra care, but the result is a stronger, more impactful application and ultimately worth it."



Wednesday, November 4th, Gorecki Center, CSB

Career Seminars: 9:30am - 4:15pm
Career Fair: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Student and Alum Reception: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

For more information and to prep for the day, click HERE or visit the Career Resource Center!
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Resume Workshops - Study Abroad
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Is your resume ready for your study abroad applications? Attend one of these workshops to learn tips for creating a resume that will get noticed:
    - Thur. Nov. 12th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Ardolf 142, CSB
    - Mon. Nov. 16th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Mary Hall 25, SJU
    - Wed. Nov. 18th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Margretta - Lower Level, CSB
Click HERE to view resume samples.
Bennie and Johnnie Spotlights

Intern: Madi Sundlof, '16 ENVR Major
Green Team Intern
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.

"Keep an open mind. Every field is relevant to sustainability so maybe try something you do not know much about, but can grow in. Also, start a LinkedIn profile. Networking is a crucial aspect of business and going out of your way to thank people and make positive connections will take you farther than you would expect. Lastly, have fun! The working world is hard, so enjoy a time where you can make mistakes, learn from your coworkers, and become more prepared for your future."

Madi Sundlof
Alum: Jake Barnes, '09 POLS Major
Assistant County Attorney
Wabasha County

"My ability to write, critically analyze, and think creatively have been very important to my success. From drafting a response memo which attempts to cleave an opposing party's reasoning, to structuring sentencing designed to ensure that a Defendant gets what's fair and productive rather than just punitive, to redrafting a county ordinance, I am constantly reading critically, writing strategically, and implementing creative solutions to problems."
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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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