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Diversity Networking and Job Fair
Minneapolis Campus, MEC First Floor
Wednesday, November 11
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this special event! We will have about 30 employer representatives on campus to network with you and talk about their organizations and your interests. This event is open only to current Metropolitan State students and alumni.

Pre-registration Deadline: sign up by 8 a.m. on November 10 for a nice-looking printed name tag. Although there is no fee for this event, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register through Handshake, click Fairs and Join Event:

What exactly happens at a Job Fair?
There are a lot of “meet and greet” kinds of exchanges going on. It can be helpful to think about it as more as a big party with networking mixed in and less as a job interview with a position at stake. This will help you relax and enjoy the event. Come to learn about some really interesting organizations, make new contacts, and jump start (or dust off) your job search. Relaxed does not mean frumpy – dress to impress! That means wear your best interview outfit.

What is the registration fee for this event?
This one is FREE!

What if my resume is not quite how I want it?
We have some great resources to help you get your resume up to snuff. The Resume Drop Ins continue every Wednesday (details below) and you can also set up an individual appointment for a resume critique.

What makes it a Diversity Job Fair?
There are many kinds of diversity and this includes all of us. Metropolitan State is known as being one of Minnesota’s most diverse universities – one of the attributes that make us attractive to employers. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!

Can I bring a friend or family member?
Only if they too are Metro State students or alumni.

This sounds wonderful, how do I register?
Register in advance online through Handshake:
OR you can simply show up at the event and register onsite. If you register in advance, we will print a nametag for you for that professional look. Register onsite and use a Sharpie to handwrite your nametag for that do-it-yourself look.

What is this Handshake I hear so much about?
The Career Center’s new powerful tool, it will help you:
· Manage your job and internship search.
· Register for career events – like the Diversity Networking and Job Fair!
· Receive notifications tailored to your career needs.
· Find employers interested in hiring our students and alumni.
It’s easy to get started and fun to use! Just log in to your account:
For help see
or contact the Career Center at 651-793-1528 or

Resume Help: Drop-In every Wednesday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Library 132
There is no rule that says you have to bring copies of your resume to a job fair, but it is a good idea if yours is ready. Bill Baldus, career counselor and Tammy Darrahwenberg, one of our outstanding writing tutors, will be standing by and ready to offer suggestions and ideas on taking your resume to the next level. Please bring whatever draft you have on paper, a USB device or in your email. No appointment or RSVP needed to attend the Drop In, just stop by sometime between 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., with your resume or cover letter. The Drop Ins are a collaboration between the Career Center and the Center for Academic Excellence.
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8th Annual Jerry Cotton Memorial Golf Tournament

Save the date for the 8th Annual Jerry Cotton Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place Sunday, Sept. 14 at Emerald Greens Golf Course in Hastings!

The golf tournament supports the Jerry Cotton Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Scholarship Endowed Fund at Metropolitan State, which is a critical source of support for Metropolitan State Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice students.

Opportunities to support the fund include registering to golf, sponsoring a hole, making a monetary donation, donating for the silent auction and more.

Tournament is limited to the first 144 golfers.

For more information, visit or

Download a registration at:

SCHEDULE for Sunday, Sept. 14

10:30 a.m. — Registration Opens (Registration includes green fees, 18 holes, golf cart and meal)

11:45 a.m. — Welcome / Rules of the Game / Directions

12:00 p.m. — Shotgun Start - SHARP!

5 p.m. — Banquet

5 p.m. — Silent Auction

5:30 p.m. Live Auction

6:30 p.m. Awards / Closing
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Metropolitan State graduate student Lisa Ghylin was selected by the MN American Legion to raise the flag at Target Field for the Minnesota Twins’ American Legion Day on June 7, 2014.

Ghylin, a member of the MN American Legion’s public relations committee, has been active in the Legion since 2010.

Ghylin served over 8 years in the Army as a technical writer and intelligence specialist, writing editing over 2,000 intelligence reports per year.

Ghylin attended Blaine High School in Blain, MN, graduating in the spring of 2001. She left for basic training in Fort Jackson, SC on Sept. 17, 2001, as soon as the planes could fly after the 9/11 attacks. After training, Ghylin attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA to learn Arabic.

Ghylin was permanently stationed in Ft. Gordon, GA where she spent her last four years on active duty. While there, she traveled to Ethiopia for her first deployment. Ghylin was brought home early to attend interrogator training, after which she was deployed to Afghanistan for a year.

Released from active duty six months after her original Expiration of Time and Service (ETS) date, Ghylin returned home and signed on with the MN National Guard in the "Try One" program. She served with the guard for two years, serving through March 2010.
Ghylin received her bachelor’s degree in Individualized Studies from Metropolitan State University in 2012 while serving as president of the Metropolitan State Veterans Network, a student organization, as a student worker in the Veteran’s Office, and as an intern in the university’s Admissions Office.

She is continuing her studies at Metropolitan State by pursuing a master’s in Technical Communications.
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Career Services is seeking students to join our Job Fair Volunteer Team and help coordinate the 2015 Diversity Networking & Job Fair. We need help before and after the event, so there will be plenty of time for you to also attend the fair yourself.

Perks include a professional Linked In photo, a cool yellow windbreaker, free food and drinks, and a chance to meet and network with employers BEFORE all the other students arrive!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
12:00PM to 6:00PM
(All volunteers must start at 12 noon!)

12PM Sharp!!! - Meet in MEC room 1800 (1st floor)
12PM to 1PM - Set Up Rooms
1PM to 2PM - Help employers unload and set up
2PM to 5PM - Networking and job fair
5PM to 6PM - Help employers take down and load up, and help with clean-up

Minneapolis Campus, Management Education Center (MEC) First Floor; 1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Campus map:…/bld…/campus_maps/mpls_campus.pdf

MCTC Parking Ramp. Handicapped spaces are located on all levels of the parking ramp, next to the elevator lobby. (Use your Metro State ID for parking!)


If you’re willing and able to volunteer, please contact Career Services immediately at or 651.793.1528.
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Fired Up!

Fired Up! is a production that explores the trauma, hope and change of five survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Metropolitan State is co-hosting this one-time showing with the University of St. Thomas on November 11 at 7:00 PM in the O'Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium on the UST St. Paul campus. With all of the news related to family and interpersonal violence, this is a timely opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and anyone interested, to explore with and learn from survivors of abuse.

Please R.S.V.P
You must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are available on a "name your price" basis. Each ticket is good for two people, and we encourage all attendees to bring a buddy. You can order tickets at the website given below. It requires that you login using your name and address, and then quickly takes you to a page where you can print your tickets. Here is the link to the tickets:
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Labor Day Holiday Building Schedule

St Paul & Midway Building Hours:
August 30, 31 and September 1, all offices and buildings closed.
Mpls Location, MEC & MCTC:
August 30, open from 7 am to 5 pm.
August 31 and September 1, all offices and buildings closed.
HTC, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center:
August 30, 31 and September 1, all offices and buildings closed.
Safety to you and yours on this extended holiday weekend.
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GEMS Leadership and Mentoring Program

“The best reference is that of a Mentor.” - Anonymous

Apply to get a Mentor:
Apply to be a Mentor:

Get Ahead, Get a Mentor!

If any questions, email (
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Theater Auditions for Nov Performances

Metropolitan State University’s Theater department together with Theater Underground, will develop and premiere an original play by Metropolitan State theater student, Sarah Dewhirst. 

Directed by David Hanzal, My Soul, and Other Broken Things traces the coming-of-age of Sephora, a young woman who, guided by a mysterious stranger, returns to her Christian fundamentalist home in search of her estranged mother. Sephora has been living a life that is repugnant to her family and everything that they believe. Sephora takes us with her on a journey that plumbs the darkest depths of the human soul, asking the ever-present question: “Is there a God?”

Wednesday, September 3 from 4-6 P.M. 
Thursday, September 4 from 6-8 P.M.

Auditions will take place at MCTC’s Minneapolis campus in the Whitney Fine Arts Center’s Stagedoor Theatre located at 1424 Yale Place. General auditions will consist of cold readings and some improvisatory movement work; performers will be seen individually for approximately 10 minutes on a first come, first served basis. Please wear comfortable clothing for physical movement. If you are a theater major, please bring a headshot & resume. 
Auditions are open to all students & participation on & off-stage is eligible for upper division credit.

Callbacks will be on Friday, September 5 from 6-9 P.M.

Rehearsals will begin in early September, with performances on November 6, 7, and 8 at 7 P.M. and November 8 at 2 P.M. at the Stagedoor.

For more information, please contact director David Hanzal at:

Original student play--My Soul, and Other Broken Things to premiere November 6, 2014 at Metropolitan State’s Minneapolis Stagedoor Theatre.

"How do you know what's going on between God and me? You only know what you think you see or hear or read in a dusty old book. And you’re completely holed up in the idea that the world is black and cold and evil. Like the only way to survive this place is to hide in some special bubble of God’s light. Why won’t you let me find my own way?" —Sephora
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Welcome Day is August 20th. Acquire tools and resource for success, network with people, take a campus tour and more! Register here at:
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Welcome Day is August 20 2014 .Here are a few reasons to come to Welcome Day:
1. Acquire tools and resources for success
2. Network with people who will make a difference in your life on campus
3. Free Metropolitan State T-shirt
4. Take a campus tour
5. Connect with student leaders..... and more
Register now at:
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