Learn about new majors in electrical engineering, product design and public health at three of our colleges.
At first glance, it may appear that electrical engineering, product design and public health have little in common. But the new majors at Bethel University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota are all designed to spark innovation. These are just a few of the new majors that became available this year at Minnesota Private Colleges.
Learn about online interactive tools that help students visual the career paths.
Sometimes it can be hard to visual the career path for liberal arts college grads because the options are almost limitless. Carleton College has created a unique tool that looks at the majors and careers of their graduates to help their students along this path of discovery.
Discover how one college uses an interactive tool to provide career counseling to undergrads by looking at their alum’s college majors and career trajectories.
College is the time many people start figuring out what they want to do for a career. This time of discovery can be exciting — and daunting. Do we really know what we want to do for the rest of our lives at 19?
Read excerpts on alumni entrepreneurs who have embraced the foodie culture and tapped into the craft brewing movement.
Whether you’re looking for some great eats or a cool one to wet your whistle, enterprising alumni at our colleges may have something to fit the bill. And what a palatable endeavor it is to feature some of them now that summer is upon us.
Read insightful advice to help ease the stress of transitioning into the workplace or grad school.
As the end of the semester approaches, many students feel as if their lives have transformed into a whirlwind of due dates, last minute assignments, and of course, finals. For graduating seniors, however, this stress is often compounded by their impending transition into the professional world.
Read story excerpts about six recent alums who found career paths that complemented their talents.
Everyone has at least one talent — whether they know it or not. Sometimes it emerges over time on its own while with others it needs to be coaxed out. Wherever a talent falls on that spectrum, college experiences have the power to help students nurture and hone their passions. This month we’re happy to share the stories of several alums whose talents have already taken them far afield.
Discover how St. Catherine University is leveling the internship playing field for low-income students.
When applying for their first jobs out of college, graduates are often expected to have work experience as well as academic experience. This can be hard for students who need to support themselves financially while in college. Frequently internships are unpaid and therefore become a low priority — putting these students at a disadvantage when applying for jobs.
Discover how Fathima Mohamed's undergrad research opened doors to a world of opportunities.
In high school Fathima Mohamed knew she wanted to go into medicine. She grew up in Minneapolis and focused her college search to the Twin Cities, knowing she might not have the chance to be close to home when in medical school. Mohamed decided on Hamline University — she felt at home during her campus visit and was encouraged by the support Hamline offered her. In her first year, Mohamed was already doing research.
Learn about Augsburg College’s holistic and integrated approach to career development.
Long known for résumé writing workshops and job fairs, private colleges’ career development centers are looking to play a more holistic role, according to Keith Munson, director of Augsburg College’s Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. This means his office is not only working with students to get jobs after college — but is regularly working directly with students throughout their college experience.