Career and Placement Center
Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Dec. 24-26, 2014: CLOSED
Jan. 1, 2015: CLOSED
Questions? Please e-mail or call
CAPS job-posting system
As a graduate of a Saint Paul College program, you have free, life-long assistance from the Career and Placement Center. This assistance includes;
- Access to the CAPS job posting website
- Other job searching tools
- Résumé and cover letter assistance
- Mentoring opportunities with our current students
Career and Placement System (CAPS)
CAPS is the way for students, alumni and employers to connect at Saint Paul College. Employers can post available positions on CAPS with our students, alumni and the programs the College offers in mind. CAPS users can upload a résumés and cover letters to apply for jobs straight from the website.
The first time you access CAPS you will need to activate your account:
- Go to www.saintpaul.edu/CAPS
- Click the Students icon
- Click on the Sign In button
- Click the “Forgot your Password?” link next to the Password field
- Enter your Tech ID (NOT your StarID) in the Access ID field
- Enter your Saint Paul College email address in the Email Address field
- 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
Whether you are currently seeking employment, looking for a new career or are wanting to enhance current job skills, there are many online resources are available. Various sites can help you search for information on career planning, occupations, schools offering training and education, job outlook, employment trends, non-traditional careers, salary information and much more. Here are just a few online resources:
Minnesota Works www.minnesotaworks.net
The MinnesotaWorks site is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.
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 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.
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.
Other Saint Paul College Alumni-related information
Friends of Saint Paul College www.friendsofsaintpaulcollege.org
Friends of Saint Paul College was formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to support and uphold the mission of Saint Paul College which is: Education for Employment – Education for Life by securing charitable gifts and grants in support of the College's funding priorities.
Saint Paul College Alumni Association: www.friendsofsaintpaulcollege.org/association
The mission of the Saint Paul College Alumni Association is to engage and connect with alumni who reflect the diversity of the College; support active and relevant programming and networks at the community, faculty, and student level; and cultivate excitement for Saint Paul College.