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Mar
05

Strength in Numbers — Maximizing Influence to Drive Career Success

As a continuation of our series, we feature Rachel Whitcomb, Vice President of Supply Chain Technology at Target Corporation. Rachel shares transformative insights into the role mentors can play in shaping mentees’ careers…

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Mar
04

Strong Turnout for Career Readiness Lunch-and-Learn

On Friday March 1, thirteen faculty from across the state braved snowy skies and roads to gather for lunch during the annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium in Minneapolis, to learn about the new D2L Career Readiness Modules being offered by ITCOE.  Wilson Garland, Janice Aanenson and Chad Eckes from ITCOE provided information and took questions about the Modules, as well as discussed the needs for improved Career Readiness curriculum options for faculty to offer in their classes.

 While…

By Wilson | College Faculty
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Feb
28

7 Tips for Job Interview Success

Experts say a good job interview starts well before the job seeker and interviewer meet. Preparation can be as important as the interview itself. Researching, practicing, and dressing appropriately are the first steps to making the most of a job interview. During Veritas Technologies Professional Workshop, honorees received these following tips:

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Announcing the 2018 Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards Honorees

The 2018 Aspirations in Computing Awards ceremony, was held on April 17th. 35 Minnesota high school young women were recognized for their technology related interests and achievements.

By metrost1-ca | General
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Feb
19

2019 New Directions in Technology: Join Us at the Table

New Directions in IT Education is the annual Minnesota State Faculty Conference that provides an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to interact with their peers and influence the direction of education. Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence invites industry partners, employers and faculty members from across Minnesota State to this annual event. The New [...]
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Feb
06

SECURE YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP TODAY!

As many of you begin to look towards the end of the semester and what is planned for your summer, you will want to remember that the best way to secure a career position is by working in an internship position now! Most all companies are looking for quality students interested in becoming part of their workforce, so now is the time to secure your future!

By Wilson | General
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Feb
01

Strength in Numbers – Leads to Transformative Policies

Numerous studies, including Google’s two-year quest to build the perfect team, reveal that creating a diverse culture with a foundation of respect and trust leads to high performing teams. Developing policies that support these values is helping to transform work environments that benefit organizations, employees, and customers.

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Feb
01

New D2L Modules for Career Readiness … Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

In line with the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence mission, we are excited to introduce new career readiness curriculum for IT and CS faculty to use in their courses. We are also excited to introduce Chad Eckes, a new consultant at the COE, who has helped us develop the new D2L Modules, and will be assisting with their launch. Read this article to learn more about the new Modules, our pilots happening this spring, and the broader rollout being planned for Fall 2019.

By Wilson | College Faculty
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