People are the largest competitive advantage a business has. Creative, adaptable, problem-solving people meet the challenges of the rapidly-changing business world. Your business needs employees who can solve problems, relate to a variety of people, collaborate and get the job done. That's what students learn at The College of St. Scholastica.
The academics at St. Scholastica are rigorous. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Scholastica among the best colleges and universities in the region. But students get more than just an exceptional education. They're also learning values that apply to your business-
community, respect for people and the dignity of work. These values are the traits businesses need to succeed in today's marketplace.
"I bring real-world examples into the classroom. I also make connections or give a "this is how this really works" insight when book concepts seem foreign, confusing or insignificant."
-Dr. Jen Reierson, Professor, Communication, Theater and Art
"Within each of our programs [the School of Business and Technology] is the foundation of leadership training, which is supported by our strong liberal arts curriculum. Our focus is to prepare students for the professional world and to carry out a meaningful work life."
-Dr. Kurt Linberg, Dean, School of Business and Technology
Beyond Duluth, our college of over 4,200 graduate and undergraduate students extends to Brainerd, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul and online. We offer majors within business and technology, natural sciences, humanities, education, nursing and health sciences. We teach students to be leaders. You can benefit from that. Over 97 percent of St. Scholastica graduates obtain jobs or higher education opportunities after graduation. When they leave here, they're focused, trained and ready to get to work.
"We were impressed with Dawit during the interview process-and his work and the value he brought to maurices made it an easy decision to look at what we needed to do to keep him."
-Jeanne Kucera, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, maurices
"It's important for us to be able to collect resumes prior to job fairs; we can do this on the college campuses. We like for students to stop by our table, and if we/ve already reviewed their resume, we can determine if they alighn with a specific department or position.)-Ann Wolbert, Senior Employment Specialist, Securian Financial Group
"It's a win-win situation. Target understands the importance of education and if we can help students and it benefits them, it also helps us identify talent. It adds benefit to the school, and from a longevity standpoint, it keeps us in the mindset of helping CSS, which in turn, supports Target."
-Rich Dean, Target Store Team Lead, Vancouver, Ca
Employers can post full-time, part-time, seasonal or internship positions online through Career Services-all for free. To post positions for St. Scholastica students and alumni only,go to hireSAINTS at css.edu/career.
The College participates in a number of job fairs throughoutthe academic year, targeting a wide range of majors. These fairs include: Head of the Lakes Job Fair (fall and spring), Government and Non Profit Job and Internship Fair, Minnesota Education Job Fair and Minnesota's Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair. St. Scholastica welcomes your participation in these fairs. Please visit our Job & Internships webpage for details.
"The Minnesota Education Job Fair is a necessary and important tool in recruiting high-quality teaching candidates. Fairs in general can be an excellent way to pre-screen a variety of candidates at one time."
-Nicoshia Wynn, HR Consultant, University of Minnesota
We encourage you to visit St. Scholastica and conveniently interview for jobs or internships onsite. We will work with you to arrange a date,
location and interview schedule. Visit the On-Campus Interviewing webpage for details.
Meet with students to share information about your company and current openings. These sessions take place during classes, at club meetings or as separate events. Contact us for more information.
Promote your company while assisting students in refining their interviewing and résumé writing. Help them practice their communication skills in a realistic job setting.
St. Scholastica interns at your business is an excellent way to evaluate potential employees. These experiences allow both the student and employer the opportunity to test the compatibility of a specific position. Interns benefit your company by assiting on special projects and evengs, finning various staffing needs, demonstrating enthusiam, innovative technology skills and new ideas for your organization. They may retain longer as employees due to their established knowledge of and relationship with the company. The parameters of the internship can be specifically designed to meet your company's needs:
"Our intern thought critically about the directions given to her, and she had the ability to understand the goal of a project and expand on what was asked of her in order to give a higher quality result. She thought critically about the project and made suggestions on what might provide additional benefi t to the project. She would then ask to explore those avenues. She was detail oriented. She was aware of the different resources in the community and in the state to investigate projects, and was able to clearly communicate her requests to library and state employees, listen to and summarize their responses. The intern took direction, overcame problems and found solutions through her own problem-solving skills, not presenting the problems to me for solution. Our office gained a motivated, hard working, efficient employee. Her skill as a critical thinker and problem-solver were equal to that of much more experienced employees. We search for motivated, problem-solving students to work in our office."
-Matt Thibodeau, Attorney, Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek PLLP
"At the Wilder Foundation, I learned the value of being a genuine social worker, really caring about others without judgment and assumptions."
-Maria Hipkins ('10), Former intern, The Wilder Foundation
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Duluth, MN 55811