Friday, February 29, 2008

Approaching the job search

By Alli Hill
Cardinal Staff

As we are entering our last couple of months as seniors, it seems that the time has come to start looking for jobs, and here are some places to start your search.

If you are looking for jobs in the Twin Cities, the first option is to check out the St. Thomas Job/Internship website. It has been very helpful in leading me to some suitable options. The web address is, and it has listings for everything from accounting to science.

For those from Chicago, a website you might want to look at is, even though it seems a little too obvious. The site features a lot of prominent companies that have a variety of positions to fill.

As soon-to-be recent graduates, we look forward to having a full-time position with great benefits, but we also need to remember that most employers are looking for years of experience. Yet, if many of you are like me, you definitely do not have five or more years of experience, let alone the usual one to two years most employers require.

One option to gain experience and still be able to pay off your college loans is to get a full-time paid internship for the summer. I have found some really great opportunities out there, including some internships that will pay me more than I make at my current two jobs!

This is something for all of you seniors to start thinking about. As you begin the search, don’t limit yourself, and don’t take an offer just because you think it will eventually turn into a good thing. Do what you think would be best for you in the long run.

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