Services Offered for Students

  • Students in STSS

Career counseling - professional staff assist students throughout their entire career development process, from exploration to gaining experience and beyond. Students set up appointments to discuss major and career planning, job and internship skills, interviewing, networking, and anything else that may help them in their journey.

Resume & cover letter review - most career services offices offer drop-in hours for resume and cover letter review. Hours are listed here.

Career events - from career fairs to workshops and networking events, Career Services provides many in-person opportunities for students to learn job search skills and meet employers. You can find a list of career events here.

Mock interviews - counselors walk students through what a real interview would be like, then provide feedback and advice. It's a great way to build skills and ease nerves.

Career courses - these allow students to dive deeper into all aspects of career development. They are typically divided into themes. Some focus on exploration and decision making, while others focus on planning and gaining experience. Each college's career services office will have information on what courses they offer.

Online job & internship search databases - the University provides students and alumni lifetime access to GoldPASS powered by HandshakeTalentLink (Carlson MBA students) or Symplicity (Law School). Employers post positions exclusively aimed at University of Minnesota students. Students are able to search and apply for jobs directly on these sites. At any given time, there are an average of 3,500 active opportunities available on GoldPASS alone. 

Info sessions and site visits - these experiences provide students with excellent networking opportunities and allow them to learn first-hand about working for certain organizations.

Video Library - the University partners with CandidCareer to create an online video library with content on career exploration, job & internship searching, networking, and more. Many videos feature U of M alumni sharing advice for current students and new graduates.