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Learn and Develop Skills with Coursera

 

Coursera Skill Development

It is important to continue to learn and develop skills even if you are not able to get a job or internship over the summer. Wondering where to start? Enroll in a free online course or training module through Coursera. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources to Minnesotans.

Coursera offers 3,800 courses and training modules from over 200 top business and universities, including more than 60 courses from the University of Minnesota. These learning opportunities are aimed at preparing people for in-demand jobs. 

For example, students can earn certificates from Google, IBM, and Cisco in such areas as architecture, IT support and SAS programming to prepare for entry-level technology jobs. There’s also room for personal interests, including languages, arts and humanities. Coursera’s most popular course, called the Science of Well-Being, is taught by a professor at Yale University.  

The Coursera platform can be used on mobile phones and is available in multiple languages. For those without internet access at home, the courses can be downloaded and accessed offline. 

If you are a Minnesota resident and have interest in using Coursera, you must register before September 30, 2020 and will have access to the platform through March 31,2021 and they will be available for a fee after that. Enroll at https://www.careerforcemn.com/coursera

 For more information, please review the following resources: Connecting You With Career-Focused Learning Opportunities and Out of work? Looking for a better job? The state will pay for online classes

If you are interested in other job training or career exploration opportunities or want to learn more about what training or education pathways are right for you, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake or email careers@augsburg.edu.  

Support Augsburg Young Professionals on Give to the Max Day 2019

The Legacy of Clair and Gladys Strommen

In 2009, the Clair and Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work was established to recognize Mr. and Mrs. Strommen’s personal commitment to creating meaning and purpose in work and life. The Strommen Center became the fourth of Augsburg’s Centers of Commitment that lift up our core values and live out the institutional vocation. The four Centers of Commitment include the Christensen Center for Vocation, Center for Global Education and Experience, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful work.

On Give to the Max Day 2019 we are continuing Clair and Gladys Strommen’s legacy by supporting Augsburg students as they develop personal and professional skills and enter into the world of work.

The 21st century workplace is looking for candidates who think critically, work in teams, process information, communicate across differences and cultures, and are technically proficient. These skills are attained by every liberal arts student during their undergraduate studies. However, new integrated systems of learning that connects the student experience in and outside of the classroom to career readiness are necessary to ensure acquisition of professional skills, understanding of potential professional pathways, and organizational fit. The career center is transforming into an agency that creates partnerships and programs to ensure professional development is fully integrated.

Support students today!

You can support Augsburg students at the Strommen Center’s Give Campus site.

A gift from you means

  • Bringing in experts from different industries and sectors to provide training and guidance for students.
  • Organizing site visits for students so they can explore what it might be like to work in a particular organization or company.
  • Career readiness training like mock interviews, networking, and developing a LinkedIn profile.

A gift from you means supporting students as they grow as individuals and professionals and learn how to apply their skills, knowledge, and passion to work in the world.

MN Private College & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9 am-2 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

REGISTER THROUGH HANDSHAKE & PAY THE $12.00 FEE

Why Attend:  

  • Many Augsburg students find their internships and first jobs at the fair!
  • Be more than a resume – talk to employers looking to hire you – 260 employers under one roof!
  • Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, and Dec 2018 graduates) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.  Open to all majors!
  • Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
  • Special Presentation: Jobs and Internships for International Students (Hear advice and tips from international alumni from the private colleges on how they navigated searching for internships and jobs in the U.S.)

Learn more and see what employers are registered:  Visit the MN Private Colleges Job Fair Website!

Internship Sites by Major

2019-2020 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

Professional Development & Internship Partnerships

UpTurnships 
UpTurnships is a nonprofit that prepares college students for success through training, coaching and paid internships during college. We are a group of experienced business executives who became concerned about the rising cost of college tuition, a reduction in training and paid internships, and a generation who is suffering the consequences. We believe one solution is to create more opportunities for college students to get the skills, paid work experience and confidence they need during college so they are prepared for the new business reality at graduation.

INROADS
Internships lay the foundation for your future career. As an INROADS intern, you’re connected with some of the world’s leading industry innovators for paid – yes, paid– internships. You’ll be challenged academically and professionally, and we’ll give you the tools to rise to the occasion. As an INROADS intern, you’ll have access to our dedicated team of trainers, mentors, and recruiters, all of whom are here to connect you with your greatest goals for success. 82% of our graduating college seniors accept a job with their sponsoring company, and they’re already moving up the pay scale when they sign that first offer.

3C Fellows 
The Central Corridor College Fellowship (C3F) was established by the Central Corridor Anchor Partnership to connect college students who are pursuing studies in health care, health services, business, accounting, finance and information technology, with local employers. C3F assists students in gaining entry-level employment at participating health care and business institutions. Fellows meet the workforce needs of employers and gain meaningful work experiences prior to graduation. The C3 Fellows program also coordinates on campus events, speakers, and industry tours to connect fellows, mentors, and employers.

Resume Writing Assistance-Drop In Hours

Are you looking for an internship or summer job? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Adviser.

Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.