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Career Services for Current and Prospective Students

Career and Placement Center

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Career Services will be closed
August 9-17.

Location
Room 1250

Questions? Please e-mail or call
Career Center
651.846.1384

Quick Links

CAPS job-posting system
Student Login
Employer Login

As a current student at Saint Paul College there are many career related activities available to you.

Free services offered by Career and Placement Center include

  • Access to our free online job posting service for listings of part-time and full-time job openings
  • Cover letter, résumé writing and interviewing assistance
  • Career exploration and interest assessments
  • On-campus job fairs and career related workshops

Online Job-Posting Service

Our online job-posting service is the Career and Placement System, known as CAPS. Current students and alumni can post résumés and apply for jobs posted by employers from the Twin Cities and surrounding area.

The first time you access CAPS you will need to activate your account:

  1. Go to www.saintpaul.edu/CAPS
  2. Click the Students icon
  3. Click on the Sign In button
  4. Click the “Forgot your Password?” link next to the Password field
  5. Enter your Star ID in the Access ID field
  6. Enter your Saint Paul College email address in the Email Address field
  7. Click the Find Registration button, enter a new password in both fields, and click the “Submit” button

Once your account has been activated you will be able to log in to the system

Career Choice and Interests
Not sure what career is right for you? Current and prospective students can take a Career Assessment Inventory. The Career Assessment Inventory (CAI) will help you identify your interests and career options based on the answers you provide. The Career Center will then assist you in finding a program and career options that best fit your interests.

To schedule a career assessment, stop by the Career and Placement Center, send an e-mail to the Career Center, or call 651.846.1384.

Résumé-Building and Interviewing-Skills Workshops
For those seeking a job in their major, the Career and Placement Center offers Résumé-Building and Interviewing-Skills Workshops.

Learn more about these workshops through the Saint Paul College Career and Placement System.

Job Fairs and Career Events
Job Fairs and Career Events are very useful tools that will assist you in finding a job. They are also a good place to network with the business community.

Online Resources
Many online resources are available and can help you search for information on career planning, scholarships, occupations, schools offering training and education, job outlook, employment trends, non-traditional careers, salary information and much more.

ISEEK www.iseek.org
ISEEK is a fantastic resource to help in researching careers. You can find specific Minnesota employment outlook, salary figures and available positions on I-seek. You can also take interest assessments on I-seek to determine your interests and how they relate to different careers.

Minnesota Career Information System www.mncis.intocareers.org
The Minnesota Career Information System Web site provides career exploration information, education information and interest assessments. The “My Career Plan” feature on MCIS helps you learn more about yourself, research and evaluate your options, set and update goals, and make plans to assure your success.

Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco/
The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives information on hundreds of different types of jobs, and provides information on the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. The Handbook is on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site www.bls.gov/oco/, which also provides job search tips and links to information about the job market in each State.

MnITCareers www.mnitcareers.org/jobs
MnITCareers posts ”Weekly Hot Jobs” for Information Technology job openings. You can also sign up for their "Weekly Jobs Newsletter" to be sent directly to you, with jobs available on MnWorks and a bonus section of jobs sent directly to AdvanceIT MN from employers.

Apprenticeship Training www.constructioncareers.org
The Construction Careers Web site is a great resource that explains about apprenticeship programs and how to become involved in an apprenticeship in the trades.

ConstructMyFuture www.constructmyfuture.com
Find out some great information on construction careers - just select the "For the Student" hard hat on the Construct My Future Web site and begin your exploration.