HHH students: Important career services events, workshops

Welcome Week Workshops August 30 and 31
2017-2018 Humphrey Mentor Program (DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL) Priority Deadline: September 5Applications accepted August 14 - September 15.
Career Development Class
Exclusive Humphrey Job and Internship Postings
Career and Professional Development Open House September 7
Community Involvement Fair Wednesday, September 20


Welcome Week Workshops
Join Career and Professional Development for these workshops designed to help you prepare for your job or internship search and to be ready to take advantage of all of the opportunities you will discover this year. Note that some federal internship opportunities start the application process in the fall, so it is good to get started. All students (incoming and returning) from all Humphrey programs are welcome to attend.  You may attend one, two, or three of the sessions on either day.  Register here: Career Welcome Week Workshops

Wednesday, August 30
9:00 AM-10:00 AM HHH 180 Resume Workshop (Take Your Resume to the Next Level)
Upgrade your resume to help you stand out from the pile of applications and highlight your experiences for internships, assistantships, and jobs. You’ll learn how to target your resume to each position by tailoring your skills, education and experience to fit.   Bring a print copy of your most up to date resume.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM HHH 180 Internship Workshop (Planning for Your Internship)
While doing a graduate-level internship is a program requirement for the MPP, MHR and MURP degrees, an internship experience can be a great benefit to all students. In this session, we will briefly discuss the internship requirements and spend the majority of the time talking about how to start looking for your great internship.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM HHH 180
Networking Workshop (Your Key to Career Success)
You’ve heard about the “Humphrey network” and how making professional connections can be your key to career success. Learn a simple step-by-step method for making network contacts, conducting informational interviews, and following up to build genuine professional relationships. Also, learn some quick and effective tips to strategically use LinkedIn to build your new professional network. You’re welcome to bring your laptop to this session to access LinkedIn, but it isn’t required.

Thursday, August 31 (see descriptions above)

1-2:00 PM HHH 180 Resume Workshop (Take Your Resume to the Next Level)

2-3:00 PM HHH 180 Internship Workshop (Planning for Your Internship)

3-4:00 PM HHH 180 Networking Workshop (Your Key to Career Success)


2017-2018 Humphrey Mentor Program (DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL)
Priority Deadline: September 5
Applications accepted August 14 - September 15.

Dear Humphrey School Student:

For over 30 years, our mentor program has been linking Humphrey students with alumni who share their professional interests. You may apply for either the Domestic Mentor Program (DMP) or Global Mentor Program (GMP). Both programs have orientations in October, kick-offs in November and run throughout the academic year.
The domestic mentor program serves students in all Humphrey degree programs who are interested in domestic policy or planning issues by matching them primarily with mentors in the United States (mostly Minnesota). Note that students who choose and are matched with mentors located outside of Minnesota will meet at a distance via email or Skype.

First-year students and second-year (or second-year+) students who have not previously participated may apply for the Domestic Mentor Program (DMP) during the open enrollment period. The program is open to any Humphrey student who would benefit from a mentor focused on domestic policy/planning.  

The global mentor program connects mentors doing international work with advanced (second year or more) Humphrey students who hope to develop international careers themselves. Global mentors can be working anywhere in the world. They will largely connect with their protégés via email or Skype.  
Second-year (or second-year+) students whose programs focus on international issues may apply for the Global Mentor Program (GMP) during the open enrollment period. Available spaces are limited. [Note: Students may participate in the DMP in their first year and the GMP subsequently if their academic focus is appropriate. If you have a strong reason and commitment to participate in the GMP during your first year, please contact Jen Guyer-Wood atjguyerwo@umn.edu to have a conversation.]


1. Review the 
MENTOR BIOGRAPHIES.  (make sure you've logged in to your U of M Google account to access) We have divided them into Global, and Distance (United States but not in Minnesota) and by degree programs for Domestic Mentors.  You may list a mentor who graduated from a different program than the one you're enrolled in if they are a match for your interests.

2. Complete either the 
DMP Student Enrollment Form or GMP StudentEnrollment Form, both of which include a 250-word essay about your career interests & what benefits you hope to gain from the mentor program. Applications accepted Monday, August 14 through Friday, September 15. We will begin matching applications we have received by the priority deadline of September 5, so please complete your form as soon as you can.
If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact Jane Vega at vegax004@umn.edu.


Career Development Class
Register now for PA5910: Developing Your Public Service Career, our one-credit class developed especially for you!  Associate Director Chris Buckley will be teaching this class and it is a great way to learn about potential career paths and ensure that you focus on your job or internship search this semester. It also helps you to develop the tools you need for your whole career. Students find it is a great way to keep themselves accountable to work on their networking or job or internship searches throughout the semester. Since Chris is arranging a number of alumni panels, you will also end the class with more than 15 alumni contacts and advice and information from each of them. This class is appropriate for both first-year and second-year students from all Humphrey programs.  Register while there is still room and let us know if you have questions.


Exclusive Humphrey Job and Internship Postings
All Humphrey students and alumni have access to our exclusive job and internship postings. To access our listings, go to http://www.hhh.umn.edu/career-services and click on “View Job and Internship Postings” on the right side of the page. Then login with the following:
Username: hhhpostings
Password: postings

These postings are for Humphrey Students and alumni only.  Please do not share with others.

Recommended: you can automatically be emailed daily if there are postings on either or both listing sites. Simply enter your email address in the box below “Follow By Email.” You will receive a confirmation and will receive daily emails if there has been a posting. 


Career and Professional Development Open House
Thursday, September 7, 2017
2:30-4:30 PM
HHH 280
Join the Office of Career and Professional Development to celebrate our name change.  Formerly known as Career Services, we changed our name to better represent how we work with students and alumni.  Take this opportunity to meet our team as well as staff from Admissions, Student Services, and Alumni Relations.  Refreshments will be served and we will have some fun activities available.

Community Involvement Fair 
Hosted by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coffman Union, Great Hall

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities for individuals and groups. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues. (Note, this is a campus-wide event and is not planned by the Humphrey school. See the website above for more details.

Jennifer Guyer-Wood
Director of Career and Professional Development and MPA Advisor | hhh.umn.edu/career/
Humphrey School of Public Affairs | hhh.umn.edu 
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