How can I find my Career Services Advisor?
At Rasmussen University you have access to your Student Account Center via the student portal.
It’s your personalized, all-access tool where you can identify your advisor by name and get his/her contact information.
Visit Career Services located on the Student Portal for more information and resources!
Live Expert Chat available!
Job Connect is Rasmussen'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. There are additional features within Job Connect, such as Resume Books and Counseling, where you can schedule an appointment with your Career Services Advisor. Downloading the app is easy; for Apple, go to the App Store and Android and go to the Google Play store. Search for "Simplicity 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 side, and you will see "NACElink Extended Job Search."
Resume Books are active and organized by the 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 a 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 before uploading.
If you have not already registered, the process is simple. Just follow these steps:
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 log in to the database to search jobs posted at Rasmussen University and across the country
What is an externship?
"Similar to an apprenticeship or internship, an externship is typically a training program offered by educational institutions and private businesses that give students brief practical experiences in their field of study" (Smith, 2013, para. 3).
Review the information on the following tabs to help you prepare for your externship!
Tips for Success
“This is your experience--you will get out of it what you put into it. Keep in mind to impress at all times as this may be your potential employer and/or reference.”
Before you begin
At your site
What is professionalism? According to the US Department of Labor, "professionalism does not mean wearing a suit or carrying a briefcase; rather, it means conducting oneself with responsibility, integrity, accountability, and excellence. It means communicating effectively and appropriately and always finding a way to be productive" (Department of Labor, n.d.).
Being professional is important whether it is in the classroom or on the job. Consider the following aspects of professionalism (many items taken from Rasmussen's Medical Assisting Program's PATH [Professionalism, Attitude, Time Management, and Hygiene] Project) packet:
Rasmussen's guide on ethical behavior and professional responsibilities. It includes information not only on ethics but also on managing your online footprint (think social media strategy and netiquette).
Department of Labor. (n.d.). Soft skills to pay the bills: Mastering soft skills for workplace success. Retrieved from https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/softskills.pdf
Smith, J. (2013). Externships: What they are and why they're important. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/05/30/externships-what-they-are-and-why-theyre-important/