Career Services

 

Normandale uses College Central Network as its official job posting and resume service.

Counselor and Student Talking

Understanding who you are is the first step

Our counselors offer a variety of resources to help you with career decision making, including career assessments and counseling, a one-credit career development course, and connections to tools and resources. We're here to help you!

Book online now to schedule a career counseling appointment

 

Assess Yourself


Understanding your interests, skills, values and personality is essential to career exploration and planning. 

  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII) - This inventory costs $10 and compares your interests with those working in a broad range of occupations. This assessment is intended for use by currently enrolled Normandale students only. Please call us at 952-358-8261 with any questions you have regarding the Strong Interest Inventory process.
    Here are the steps you will need to follow to complete this assessment.:
    1. Complete the Strong Interest Inventory Request Form
    2. Within a few days of completing the Form in step #1, you will receive an email from advising@normandale.edu with instructions and a link used to take the assessment (30-45 minutes).
    3. After completing the assessment; follow the appointment scheduling link in the email you received to schedule a one-hour interpretation appointment with a counselor to get your results. Ethically, we cannot give out your results without this interpretation appointment.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - This inventory costs $15 and helps you better understand your behavioral preferences. This assessment is intended for use by currently enrolled Normandale students only. Please call us at 952-358-8261 with any questions you have regarding the Myers-Briggs assessment process.
    Here are the steps you will need to follow to complete this assessment.:
    1. Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Request Form
    2. Within a few days of completing the Form in step #1, you will receive an email from advising@normandale.edu with instructions and a link used to take the assessment (30 minutes).
    3. After completing the assessment; follow the appointment scheduling link in the email you received to schedule a one-hour interpretation appointment with a counselor to get your results. Ethically, we cannot give out your results without this interpretation appointment.

  • Free or Low Cost Online Career Assessments 
  • O*NET OnLine - Occupational information network. Choose "Skills Search".
  • CAREERWise - A Minnesota State career and education resource.
  • TypeFocus - TypeFocus: personality assessment.

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Career Exploration Course


Normandale offers CCD1170 Career Exploration (1 credit) in  to help you begin the career exploration process. In this class, you'll take a variety of assessments and inventories to learn about your interests, values, personality, and skills. Discover how they can relate to your choice of a college major and career, and learn about what options are available to you. 

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Career Counseling


You are encouraged to set up an appointment with a counselor for career planning and decision making assistance. Counselors can meet with you individually, and recommend specific career assessments to meet your needs. They can also lead you through the career exploration process, review your resume, and help practice interviewing.

Counselors can also help you explore what you can do with different majors and programs - the key is to find a major that fits your interests. 

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Search for Jobs

Students looking for opportunities on campus should go to the student jobs website for postings.

Students looking for opportunities off campus should go to College Central Network

    • Students, quickly apply to jobs and Internship opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central®, national job boards.
    • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.
    • Access our events calendar, plus career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more.
    • Employers, search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

 Other resources include: 

  • CAREERWise - Minnesota Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge
  • MinnesotaWorks - An online job bank for job seekers and employers in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Careers - Employment and careers sit for the State of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Workforce Centers - Minnesota's Department of Employee and Economics Development provides online job listings, job search data tools, and many other tips. 

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Employer Resources

Finding the right candidates starts at Normandale! Normandale uses College Central Network as its official Internship and Job Searching service. You can create an account with Normandale Community College and recruit only Normandale students, or you have the option to create one account with the Minnesota State Career Hub to access 14 Minnesota State schools via Career Hub. Once you create a Career Hub account, you can access Normandale student and alumni and many more colleges within the Minnesota State system.

Due to COVID-19 we have suspended all tabling events until further notice. 

Please email careerservices@normandale.edu with any questions.

We appreciate and value your interest in our Normandale community, and look forward to having you back on campus in the future.

 

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Contact us

Due to COVID-19, services will be offered by Zoom, phone and email. If you are a student, for a career assessment or counseling appointment or call 952-358-8261. If you are an employer with questions about recruitment and would like to discuss options with our office, call 952-358-8628 or email careerservices@normandale.edu

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