University Career Center

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Every Monday, join us here as we plan to highlight a few positions that we think you'll find particularly 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 opportuntiies, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.

Amy (Hoag) Longhi, Assistant Director, Counseling and Advising Services

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AMY'S PICK: Marketing Intern - Target Corporation

This is a great opportunity for hand-on exposure to Marketing at one of the largest retailers in the country.  Interns are given substantive projects as they learn about "In-Store signing execution, Direct Marketing Campaigns, supporting Public Relations events, forecasting and analyzing campaign results, and facilitating Packaging projects from concept to delivery", at Target Corporate in Minneapolis (a great city for young professionals!). This opportunity is available for Juniors from any academic major!

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Sally Schueneman, Career Events Manager

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SALLY'S PICK: Junior Brand Strategist - SapientNitro

This position caught my eye because the description speaks to the expertise of  liberal arts students:

"A good Strategist is a story teller at heart. They are curious, always asking ‘why?’ They are resourceful and creative in their ability to hunt and gather information, interpret and sift through it, establish general useful insights, and interpret this information into a compelling strategic story for the agency to easily understand and develop creative brand experiences around."

The qualifications are also liberal arts focused:

  • Bachelor’s required, preferably in a social / human-oriented field (e.g., Sociology, Psychology,       Anthropology, etc.) or communication / marketing (e.g., Integrated  Marketing, Brand Planning, Market Research, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and strong writing skills

If you are a liberal arts student interested in marketing/brand management...this one's for you!

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NATE'S PICK: Instructional Design Intern - SalesPad LLC

Are you good at explaining things to your friends and family? Have you ever used screen shots or screen captures to explain a “How-To” type solution?

If yes, then you might be a perfect fit for explaining how to use business software developed by SalesPad LLC.

So many people use software these days whether it’s on their smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s important that organizations are able to explain how to use their software when one of their customers (or potential customers) runs into issues or doesn’t fully understand how the software can help them accomplish their goals/tasks.

And that’s where you come in. If you’re looking for an experience that will allow you to create videos and support materials in order to increase customer efficiencies then you should definitely explore whether SalesPad is a good fit for you.

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