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Every week, we highlight a few positions that we think you'll find interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, workshops, and on-campus interviews.


Kathleen McDonald, Career Coach

KATHLEEN'S PICK: Estee Lauder Companies 2019 R&D Science and Engineering Summer Internship at Estee Lauder
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018

If you're interested in beauty/retail, then you've definitely heard of Estee Lauder - and they're looking for Research & Development interns! This 12-week program will allow you to work on collaborative projects & work on different goals to help the business. If you're interested in working with brands such as Clinique, Origins, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, and MORE then don't miss out on this opportunity! This is a great paid position located out of NYC & MN for students interested in the intersection of science & beauty.

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Nate Hill, Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist

NATE'S PICK: Sports Knowledge Engineer, Amazon Alexa at Amazon​
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018

From the outside, Amazon looks and sounds like a cool place to work at due to all the exciting things they're working on. From making online shopping super easy to making audio books more accessible to creating stores that don't have cashiers ⏤ they're just doing a lot of cool stuff. And Amazon Alexa is one of the things that they're doing that stands out too. I'm from the generation that had computers but that didn't have touchscreens until much later on. The current generation is growing up with touchscreens but they're also growing up with devices that they can talk to and ask questions. This is a really great time to be in on this technology. And if you happen to be a sports fan then this seems like an ideal opportunity to combine your passion for sports with new tech that's changing the world ⏤ at a company like Amazon. Seems like a slam dunk, touchdown, homerun, hat trick to me... not sure what that would return if you said that to Alexa. Regardless, go help build something cool that's going to bring delight to millions of people around the world.

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Mat Borre, Student Information Desk Assistant

MAT'S PICK: Entry Level Sales Representative at CDM Media​
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2018 

I am not 100% certain on what career field I wish to enter upon graduation, but I know that I want to work in Chicago. Handshake's filters allowed me to narrow down my search by entering Chicago as my location setting! I am considering going into sales and with Chicago as my location, I was able to find this entry-level sales position at CDM Media! With this position, I will have direct access to the Director of Sales and the VP of Sales to help develop my career. If you're interested in sales and/or Chicago, then you should check it out too.

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