Career Services and Professional Development Resources
Professional Development Resources
If you are interested in exploring career options, check out the below career exploration services and resources.
Career Exploration Services
- Career Spotlight Series
- ISEEK Explore Careers
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Informational interviews
- U of M Career Services
There are also online self-assessment tools available to assist you to better understand your interests and values:
In today's economy, it is important to market yourself. Resumes and cover letters are essential for finding the right career choice. For assistance on writing and improving your resume and cover letter, check out Marketing Yourself.
Job references are also an important piece of professional development. For assistance on how to select the appropriate references, check out Job References.
Electronic portfolios continue to become more and more popular. If you are interested in developing an electronic portfolio, please visit Electronic Portfolios.
Job Search Strategies and Resources
One of the most important pieces of career development is the job search itself.
Gaining Relevant Experience
- Student volunteer and community opportunities (Local Opportunities; Engage!)
- Research opportunities (more to come on this soon)
- Student Activities
Job Search Strategies:
- Job Search Tips from iSeek
- Tips on Getting Your First Job from iSeek
- LinkedIn Guide for Student Job Searches
- Managing Job Transition from iSeek
Online job and internship posting resources:
- Minnesota Job Bank
- Jobs at Mayo Clinic
- Health-Related Jobs
- Academic Health Center
- Equality Magazines
GoldPASS is the U of M's online database to help connect students and alumni with employers, volunteer organizations, and internships, across the country. Students can post their resume; view and search job, internship, and volunteer listings; register for career fairs; and schedule interviews on one convenient site. Students jobs, schedule info sessions, set-up interviews, and browse for qualified applicants among GoldPASS users! Details at https://goldpass.umn.edu