For those of you who are either beginning your educational paths towards your degree, or may be partway down that road already, it is never too early to start thinking about employment in your field. With the average job search for recent graduates lasting about ten months, and the large amount of applicants for each job that opens, you owe it to yourself to get a head start on your competition. While second-quarter Paralegal students will probably not be ready to start applying for jobs with law firms, or Veterinary Technology students probably not ready to step in and assist veterinarians until their degree is complete, there are a multitude of stepping-stone jobs that look great on a resume in the eyes of employers. And Career Services can help you identify those opportunities.
Medical Assistant students should absolutely consider opportunities in phlebotomy or working at the front desk at a medical office or clinic. The interaction with employees and patients, as well as utilizing and enhancing your already-attained skills will look fantastic in the eyes of an employer. Starting off in the IT program? Consider a job with Best Buy’s Geek Squad. While focusing on a lot of customer service, Geek Squad technicians also get the opportunity to put the IT skills they are learning to work for customers. Are you an animal lover in the Vet Tech program? Working as a kennel assistant is a wonderful way to network with fellow animal lovers and build some animal-related experience on your resume. Are you in the Accounting program, and want some material for your resume? There are lots of multiple accounting and tax offices around the Twin Cities area that hire temporary tax accountants for the season, and provide you in-depth training on their software. If you are in one of the Business-related programs at MSB, there are lots of sales and front desk opportunities for personable and responsible candidates. For all of our school’s programs, Career Services can help you identify career opportunities that can translate into future success in your field.