Entries tagged with ‘transition’

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Gustavus Internships

Internships and Career Explorations are fantastic opportunities to learn new skills and apply academic knowledge in a “real-world” work environment. An added bonus is the academic credit you can receive for your work. These experiences are so valuable that over half of Gusties will do at least one during their time on the hill! Finally, […]

Gustavus Health Professions

The Career Center hosts a Health Professions Fair each year. The fair is designed to showcase a variety of career and academic opportunities in the health professions, science and related businesses to Gustavus students.  Students interested in any health profession (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-PT/OT, etc) are encouraged to attend.  The fair will be on […]

The College Rhythm in January

Many students are away from campus for student-teaching, studying abroad, or internships. This may create a sense of loss for students remaining on campus. There is satisfaction and/or disappointment with first-semester grades. Students may feel loneliness for relationships at home or relief to be back at school.  Because students take one class during January, some […]

Don’t Meet the Parents!

It may be every teenager’s worst nightmare- your parent showing up in the middle of school to complete some unimaginably embarrassing task or bring you some cruelly humiliating object.  What could be worse than that, your past teenage self may ask?  Well, try having it happen at a job interview.  As Dan Finnigan puts it […]

Alcohol Education

Students take only one focused class while they are on campus during January, and many organizations do not meet during this month as a number of their members are away from campus. This combination may lead to more free time, and some students will choose to consume alcohol at a greater rate. As a College, we continue […]

Career Center Job Prep Party

The Gustavus Career Center invites parents and alumni to share their career and job search knowledge and advice with Gustavus students preparing to attend the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair at the Job Fair Prep Party (formerly known as the Gustavus Career Connections Reception), on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the […]

The College Rhythm in November

Staying healthy can be a challenge for college students, especially during November. The first round of colds and flu hitting campus, the emotional stress of mid-term exams/grades, and irregular sleep and eating schedules all converge. Student schedules are full with academic and extra-curricular activities, including many exams and papers that will be due before Thanksgiving. […]

Gustavus Health Care Career Explorations

The Gustavus Career Center is looking for professionals in the health care field to host students for January Interim Career Explorations.  If you are in the health care field and would be able and willing to potentially host a Gustavus student for this January or a future January please email Heather Banks in the Career […]

The College Rhythm in October

Following are some typical experiences and emotions for students during October:  The academic course load is in full gear; roommate problems begin to arise; students question: “Do I fit in here?”; first tests/papers returned; midterm exams; love relationships from home remain strong; seniors are starting the job interview or graduate school process; and positive or […]

Getting Involved at Gustavus

Numerous opportunities are available for students to get involved on campus. If students say they are bored or not feeling connected, they may need to take more initiative to engage in the many events and the more than 100 recognized organizations, more than 30 theatre, arts, and music organizations, and 40 intramural and club sports […]