Employers were on the St. Cloud State University campus this April for the bi-annual meeting of the Career Center’s Employer Advisory Council.
Council members representing diverse industries such as healthcare, finance (Schlenner Wenner), social services (Catholic Charities), and technology (GeoComm) spent a day on campus debriefing the collaborations of the past year and discussing pathways to increase connections and success for students and local employers. The Career Center staff was eager to express their great appreciation for the work employer partners have done over the past semester such as reviewing resumes and conducting mock interviews, and the valuable opportunities they provide for St. Cloud State students.
In addition to the meeting, employers were able to tour areas of distinction across campus to see up close and personal the innovative experiences taking place through spaces such as the Visualization, Nursing Simulation, and Business Labs. Following the tours, employers were invited to attend poster sessions showcasing undergraduate and graduate level research, creative works and scholarship across all disciplines at the Huskies Showcase event. The goal was to highlight the impressive work of students and faculty.
“The feedback from our employers was unanimously positive. Many of the Employer Advisory Council members are SCSU alumni, so to get them back on campus again to see the direct impact we are making in our spaces to prepare our students for life after SCSU was truly a highlight”, remarked Michelle Schmitz, executive director of the Career Center. “Our goal moving forward is to continue to showcase at least one space or department on campus at each future meeting.”