No Experience, No Job? How to Stand Out

Posted by on May 13, 2013

We have all heard that the job market is competitive and now more than ever, graduates need to be able to differentiate themselves from other job seekers. For a group of students at Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville, a new club on campus is providing an opportunity to do just that. The M&M Club is composed of students in both the massage therapy degree program and medical assistant degree program.

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Students attend an informational meeting for the M&M club

The group, which has already held its first meeting, has a goal of bringing together students who have plans of working in the medical field and are interested in participating in a variety of events that will offer additional experience and incorporate campus and local community members. For their first community event, the group visited the Burnsville City Center building where the massage therapy students had the opportunity to practice chair massage techniques while offering the services free to members of our local community through a Health and Wellness Fair.

“We’re excited about the potential for the M&M group and all of the ideas that the students have to give back to the community,” Stephanie Strand, massage therapy program chair, said. “Not only does it give us a chance to help our local community, but the group is also giving students relevant experience working with people and utilizing the skills they are currently learning in class. It is a great resume builder.”

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Stephanie Strand, massage therapy program chair and Michelle Galloway, medical assisting program chair

The club has already begun to plan ahead, setting up additional events on and off campus, including two upcoming chair massage events to be held in collaboration with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, an organization with a mission of creating awareness for the purpose of educating service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.

During the upcoming Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Career Fair on Wednesday, May 22, the M&M Club will be holding a bake sale that will raise funds to support upcoming community activities, field trips and graduation parties.

Students who are interested in getting involved with the M&M club should contact Michelle Galloway, medical assisting program chair ( or Stephanie Strand, massage therapy program chair ( To make it even easier to keep up with upcoming events, all students in the massage therapy and medical assisting programs have access to a “course” on CampusConnect, which is dedicated to providing more information about the group.

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