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The University of Minnesota Alumni Association and Career & Internship Services are hosting Twitter chats on a variety of career development topics using the #UMNCareerChat hashtag.

All alumni, students, employers, and friends are encouraged to follow or join in on the conversation via the #UMNCareerChat hashtag (search for the hashtag and include it in your tweets). There will be a series of questions tweeted out by the unit lead account and we will also have a handful of alumni tweeters and/or content experts helping contribute to the conversation. The chats will be archived via Storify and shared by the Alumni Association, so people can still learn from the chats if they don't catch it live. Scheduled topics below.

Mentors: We All Need Them in Our Lives

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time) 

Many times as students and professionals we seek mentors along our journey. Sometimes it is a formal relationship through a college program and sometimes it is informal through meet-ups and conversations with others who can relate. This interactive chat is for you whether you're in the early stages of seeking a mentor, considering becoming a mentor, or you just want to learn more about why it is important. Learn tips and join in on the Twitter conversation about how mentors can help shape your professional path.

Effective Interview Strategies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)

You’ve been offered an what? Join us for a genuine conversation about the challenges and triumphs of interviewing. Topics include: how to prepare and reduce nerves, questions to prepare for and ask, funny interview fails and what we can learn from them, and how to meaningfully follow up.

Navigating a Career Fair

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)

Join this chat to prepare for the U of M Job & Internship Fair (Feb 24) and other spring networking events. Get strategies for confidently navigating the fair and following up with organizations after the event.

Navigating a New City

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time)  

You moved (or you are about to move) to a new city...Now what?! Join us as we talk about some ways that you can prepare for the transition of moving, how to get acquainted with your new city, and important tips on being a newcomer.


July, 2016