In an effort to help students network and explore career opportunities, the Career Services department from the College of Saint Scholastica brought in a group of Target Corporation employees to extend internship opportunities, job opportunities, and information about the business world.
The event was led by Target store team leaders Rich Dean and Brian Collins, who were accompanied by four other of their target co-workers. The Target team set up their information table in the CSS Student Union, where they offered pamphlets about the company’s career opportunities and also where the Target team made themselves available to answer questions from those passing through on the way to and from class.
The information table was open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and was readily visited by students looking to find answers about working for Target. In addition to the information table, the team had a career panel question and answer session in the Intercultural center, mock interviews with team leaders, and also résumé critiques of students.
Mike Vanmassenhove, a marketing and management major, said that the Target team was “extremely helpful with interested students and offered honest and informational answers to those who were seeking insight. It was evident that the number of informational options offered was beneficial for both the students and the visiting team members.”
“The most exciting part of Target Day at CSS was the opportunity to visit students in their classrooms and allow them to ask personal questions about the business,” said Anna Lundberg, a member of the Target team.
It was a common theme for students to ask questions about getting started in the business world, beginning salaries, job opportunities, and potential room for advancement in the corporate world.
Target team members stressed that the company was interested in potential employees who were determined, team-oriented, displayed a history of academic success, and also continuously stayed involved in community and academic events.
By the end of the day’s events the information table held two pages full of names and phone numbers of students signing up for internship interviews with the Target corporation. The large amount of interest in working with the corporation and also the attendance to the day’s events, were proof of the success Target Day presented at Saint Scholastica.