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March 2014

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   March 2014
6 Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter

"Don't let your cover letter make you seem like 'an uncreative cut-and-paster'. Follow these 6 simple steps to make you stand out from the pack!

1. Don't repeat your resume. U
se your cover letter to show personality, curiosity, and an interest in the field you are applying to work in.
2. Keep it short.
Skip lengthy exposition and jump right into something juicy.
6. Close strong and leave the employer with a lasting impression."


Upcoming Events with Alums
Careers in Journalism & Media
Tue. March 18th - 7:00 pm
CSB - Gorecki 120

Careers in Nursing
. March 24th - 7:00 pm
CSB - Gorecki 204
Featuring: Mary Ankerstjerne, Kari Behling,
Deb Haug and Andy Wiechman

Internship/Job Search Strategies/How Companies Recruit Using Social Media
Tue. March 25th - 7:00 pm
SJU - Quad 264

Hear from alums as they share their stories and offer advice! Refreshments will be served.
Win Giftcards on Facebook!
1. "Like" us on Facebook: Csb|Sju Career Services
2. Go to our page Sunday for "8:03 with the CRC"
3. Comment on the question posted
4. Winner announced at 9:03

Winners receive a $5 giftcard from Bo Diddley's, Gary's Pizza, or the Local Blend.
Bennie and Johnnie Spotlights

Undergraduate Researcher: Carla Saunders, '14 CHEM Major
CSB/SJU & Montana State University
"One of the best parts of doing undergraduate research was getting a chance to experience life as a chemist before I was completely committed to the major. It also is really fun to get to explore chemistry more deeply than I would get to in a 4-hour teaching lab. After spending time working on a research project, you start to get a deeper understanding of some parts of chemistry."

Carla Saunders
Alum: Matt Boys, '11 MGMT, Business Administration Major 
Sustainability Consultant, Best Buy, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
"I would say the three most important skills are complex problem solving, effective communication, and creativity. Climate change, environmental issues, and business strategy are all complex subjects in and of themselves; once you start combining them the need for these skills becomes self-evident."
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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