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Career Services

Your Career Services Advisor is here to assist you with any professional development related needs you may have. This can include resume review, mock interview practice, job search strategy, industry knowledge and coaching support. The Career Services Advisor also connects graduates with opportunities posted by potential employers when possible, and works to build positive relationships with employers in the community to advocate for Rasmussen Graduates. Career Services support is available for the life of your career – be sure to frequently connect with your Career Services Advisor to update them on your current needs.

 

Introducing Stephanie Daniels, Career Services Advisor for the School of Business!

Programs supported: Business Management, Finance, Healthcare Management, Marketing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Medical Administration, Health & Wellness

Contact Stephanie: stephanie.daniels1@rasmussen.edu 

Career Services Introduction Video

Introducing Randy Harwood, Career Services Advisor for the School of Business!

Programs Supported: Accounting, Human Resources, Human Services, School of Technology, School of Design

Contact Randy: randy.harwood@rasmussen.edu

Career-Focused Resources

In addition to a wealth of academic support content, LearningExpress also contains an extensive collection of resources to help you start of advance your career in your chosen field. Visit the Career Preparation section of Learning Express as pictured below to browse tutorial content and ebooks to help you leverage your experience to land the job you want. Topics include career changes, job searching, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and social networking.

Click here to learn how to register for a Learning Express account.

Career Preparation section in Learning Express Library

Resume Resources

Optimal Resume is an easy to use, online, job search management tool that allows students to create resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and even practice interviewing skills. Once you log in, select the item you want to create and get started! You can access Optimal Resume at https://rasmussen.optimalresume.com.

Optimal Resume menu options: Video Tutorials, Resume Builder, Letter Builder, Portfolio Builder, Interview Prep, Skills Assessment, Video Resume, Website Builder


Not sure how to get started? Scroll to the bottom of the home page, and click the "View" button under Recorded Trainings to open a list of short video tutorials. The tutorials will take you through how to use each tool step-by-step.

view recorded trainings icon from Learning Express

Cover Letter Resources

A cover letter’s purpose is to connect and motivate the reader with your interest for the position in which you are applying. Your letter should be concise and compliment your resume, not duplicate.  This is a good place to explain why you are a good fit, list a few soft skills, name connections or personal referrals to the company, etc.  Keep it simple and professional.  Cover letters are not as commonly used today as they have been in the past but employers still see the value, so be prepared.     

 

sample cover letter with formatting instructions

Resources for Job Seekers

Job Connect

Job Connect is Rasmussen College’s very own job board where the employers we connect with on a day to day basis in Career Services post positions specifically for Rasmussen Students and Alumni. You can access Job Connect at https://rasmussen-csm.symplicity.com and download the “Simplicity Jobs and Careers” app on your phone or tablet. Within Job Connect there are additional features such as Resume Books and Counseling, where you can schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor. Downloading the app is easy; for Apple, go to the App Store and for Android, go to the Google Play store. Search for "Symplicity Jobs and Careers" and download the app.

There is a second search option on the website to review careers posted through NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).  Click the down arrow on Jobs, located on the left hand side and you will see “NACElink Extended Job Search”. 

Resume Books are active and organized by program of study.  To participate, click on the drop down arrow under “Documents” located along the left hand column in Job Connect.  Choose “Approved” and add new document.  Now that your resume is loaded, click on “Opt-In Books”.  Click on the green box “Add Resume” to allow employers to view your resume.  It is highly recommended that you contact your Career Services Advisor for a resume review prior to uploading. 

If you have not already registered, the process is simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Go to https://rasmussen-csm.symplicity.com/

2. Click on "Student/Alumni"

3. Click on "Register" (it is free)

4. Fill out your profile information

5. Your registration will be reviewed within 24 – 48 business hours of submission

6. Once your registration is accepted, be sure to upload a copy of your resume

7. When your registration is complete you can login to the database to search jobs posted at Rasmussen College and across the country

 

Research Industries, Careers, and Employers

Library Resources

Interview Preparation Resources

Women shaking hands at a job interviewCome to the interview confident and prepared! Interviewers will expect you to have done your research and be familiar with their company. Learn about the company (especially if it's a large public company!) and industry using the library databases below. You'll find information about: company history, key executives, financials, number of employees, competitors, and much more! Additionally, explore various sections of the company's website, and come prepared with intelligent questions!

 

Research Industries, Careers, and Employers

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