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Job Posting with Ecolab- looking for a Customer Service Rep within Finance/Accounting Dept!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Check out more details about this opportunity!

Updates on DECA!

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

From Jason Cussler:

MCTC DECA Students Crowned U.S. Champions in Washington DC!

DECA, a student led business club here at MCTC open to all majors, just came back from International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Washington DC as U.S. champions in the Entrepreneurship Challenge competition snagging $1000 in prize money along with significant bragging rights.  The MCTC team came in 2nd place, losing only to a team from Canada, out of 41 teams from mostly 4-year colleges from all around the country.  The team also advanced to the second round of the Project Management event.

 The competitions are intense.  In some competitions, participants are given only 30 minutes to prepare and present a solution to a real world problem. 

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In other events, they might have 24-48 hours.  All participants pulled all-nighters ironing out details in their proposals at 4:00AM.  The Team’s advisor, Jason L. Cussler, believes in a hands-off approach.  “DECA is supposed to be a student-driven organization.  To be honest, I don’t want to mess things up.  This group had a relentless work ethic, business savvy, and a very real competitive spirit.  They wanted to win!”

 Please congratulate Immanuel Jones, Monique Stewart and Elliot Schimming for their brilliant performances.

The DECA Team is actively recruiting new members now for this fall. Please contact Jason L. Cussler ( and/or Elliot Schimming (


Maximize your Marketability: Resume Workshop with Grant Thornton (4-22-14)

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

taken from website:

Event Details

Network with finance and accounting experts from Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton.

Get your resume to stand out, learn about hiring trends and find out what it’s like to work in the accounting field. Join the conversation as Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton host a resume workshop. Get answers to resume questions, see samples and explore ways to strengthen your resume in a hands-on classroom setting.

Don’t miss a moment

5:30 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Grant Thornton HR Presentation
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hunter Hamilton Resume Workshop

Register now. Space is limited.

Speaker Doug Lennick- Friday, March 28th!

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Interested in Moral and Emotional Intelligence? Leadership? Motivation? High Performance?
Please join us for a dynamic session with Doug Lennick, co-founder of Think2Perform and former Ameriprise executive. Read more about Doug in the link below.

• Where – MCTC, Room S1400
• When – Friday March 28th at 9:00AM
• Who – Doug Lennick –

Hosted by MCTC’s Business Management Department. Please contact if you plan on attending.

Job Fair and Grad Fair- Tuesday, March 25th!

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Below is the list of Business industry employers that are attending the Graduate Job Fair on Tuesday, March 25th from 10-1pm. All  business students are encouraged to attend the job fair even if you are not looking for a job.

The Graduate Job Fair will benefit you in the following ways:

• An opportunity to network with employers for future opportunities
• To gather company and industry information in the Business industry
• To dress professionally, attend a job fair, and interact with employers successfully
• An opportunity for students to practice their elevator speeches with employers
• Best way to learn of any internship opportunities in the Business industry
• To land an interview and potential job opportunity with an employer

Again, the Graduate Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 25th from 10-1pm on the first floor of the Helland Center. Students MUST register and a select a job fair preparation workshop to be prepared to interact with employers professionally. Students have an option of selecting an “Online Presentation” if they don’t want to attend a live session. To register,  to go to this link:


DOHERTY TOP TALENT (Information Technology, Business, Healthcare, Human Services, Education)

Description: Doherty Top Talent offers immediate placements for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions in all industries – from light industrial to administrative, and everything in between. But, we go a step further to offer you the personal touch that’s missing from so many other employment firms.  Locally owned and operated, with multiple locations throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, Doherty Top Talent works with nearly 1000 of the top companies in the region – from small businesses to national corporations. Our vast network allows us to build the strategic partnerships that, ultimately, you will benefit from.  Doherty Top Talent is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Employer.


Positions Available:  Inside Sales Representative, Outside Sales Representative, Customer Service Associate, Customer Account Executive, Call Center Representative, B2B Sales Agent, Technical Writer, Loan Document Specialist, IT Help Desk, Health Plan Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Clinical Coding System Analyst, Adult Learning Instructional Designer & Developer, Enrollment & Eligibility Process Specialist.


Description: For nearly 30 years, the vision of Express Employment Professionals has been to help people find jobs and help businesses find the people and human resource services they need. We accomplish this vision through a network of more than 600 franchise locations in the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Each Express Employment Professionals office is locally owned and operated and backed by the expertise and support of an international headquarters.


Positions Available:  Inside Sales Representative, Medical Scheduling Assistant


Description: Guaranty Bank is a full service bank that was founded in 1923 during the Great Depression. An industry leader in the banking business with 160 branches in five states. Guaranty Bank focuses on high levels of customer service, sales and offers you an opportunity to succeed in our financially strong and growing company. Passionate about building relationships and customer service, we are dedicated to your success with great managers, superior training, growth potential, and long term career opportunities you deserve. Ready to be part of our highly respected team? Apply today!


Positions Available:  Sales Associates, Personal Bankers, Floating Bankers (HEROs) – Branch Managers, Assistant Branch Managers


Description: At Verizon, our people are busy changing the world—tackling the toughest challenges in areas like healthcare, energy, public safety, and education. With an outward focus on our customers and integrity at our core, we’re creating technology solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. The result? Widespread impact on the way people live, work and play across the entire globe. That’s why we need the best and the brightest minds to join our team. People like you— determined to push boundaries, drive real change, and help us create a smarter, better future for all.


Positions Available:  Sales Representative; Customer Service Representative


Graduation Fair and Job Fair- Tuesday, March 25th

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Message from Julie Poyzer, Career Services at MCTC:

The registration page is now live and students can register for the job fair and commencement ceremony. Please, encourage your students to attend the job fair on March 25th as we have quite a few of Business employers attending that day. Some of the employers have accounting opportunities in their business and I hope to get one employer that is just recruiting for accounting. Students are required to select a job fair preparation session to attend the job fair on March 25th. Students have the option of selecting in “Online Prep Workshop” unless they prefer attending a live session. The job fair preparation sessions will help students be prepared to interact and present materials and skills to employers.

Here are the details of what’s going on in the Helland Center on Tuesday, March 25th from 10-1pm:

Graduation Resources, Commencement Information, & Transfer Fair
3rd & 2nd Floor of Helland Center

Job Fair for Graduates, Alumni, & Transfer Students
1st floor of Helland Center

Registration for commencement ceremony and job fair at:

A listing of employers that are attending the job fair can be found at:

DECA- MCTC’s Professional Business Club!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Message from Elliot Schimming, DECA: 

MCTC’s Collegiate DECA Team dominated   State Competition on February 26, 2014.  Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA’s programs and competitive events are clustered around six academic areas; Hospitality and Tourism, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Sales, Arts, Communication and Technology, and Business Management and Administration. We are proud to announce that Immanuel Jones took First place in Project Management, Elliot Schimming took Second place in Entrepreneurship and as a team Monique Stewart and Elliot Schimming took home First place in Business Ethics. We are proud of our team and will be traveling to     Washington DC on April 22nd – 27th 2014 to represent MCTC at the International Career Development Completion.

To join our fantastic team please contact Jason Cussler at Jason.cussler@minneapolis .edu. We meet the first Friday of every month in room M1200. Hope to see you there!

Urban Scholars Summer Internship Program!

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, Metropolitan Council, and Greater Twin Cities United Way are partnering to host 2014 Urban Scholars. The 12-week leadership development summer internship program is seeking the best and the brightest to learn more about careers in the public sector. Urban Scholars provides:

  • A full-time paid summer internship ($12.24 per hour for undergraduates and $15.75 per hour for graduates) that will provide a high quality resume building work experience.
  • Direct access to agency leaders including but not limited to the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads, Superintendents, and Executive Directors.
  • A team-based community project that will be presented to City Council, community stakeholders, department heads and colleagues.
  • Professional development training from experts in the field.
  • Mentors to provide guidance to achieve professional goals.
  • Opportunities to create valuable professional networks.

This highly competitive leadership development summer internship program starts on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and ends on Friday, August 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 3, 2014. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate college students regardless of academic major. Public sector experience is highly desired, but not required.


  • Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two- or four- year college, university, graduate program, or law school.
  • Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to participate on a full-time basis for 12 weeks (40 hours per week)

For more information and a link to the online application, visit: If you have specific questions or need additional information, please contact: or (612) 673-2339.

Entry Level Accounting Position!

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Please read the message below regarding a job posting….

My name is Amber Anderson, I am looking to hire a part time office assistant a.s.a.p. We are a small CPA firm in St. Anthony, hours can be arranged and flexible. Looking for a freshman or possible PSEO student pay range starting is between 7.25-7.50, large shredding job, answering phones, typing, and data entry. We are looking for someone that could possibly be long term. For more information- please contact!

 Amber Anderson
2401 Lowry Avenue NE, Suite 200
St. Anthony, MN 55418

Phone: 612-206-3080


All-USA Community College Academic Team

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

The Student Life department is currently seeking nominees for this year’s All-USA Community College Academic Team. Do you meet the following two criteria?? 

  • Have earned a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for all coursework completed in the last five years (fall 2008-present), regardless of institution attended.
  • By December 31, 2013, will have earned a minimum of 36 semester college-level credits.

If interested, please submit to Tara Martinez ( a one page essay describing your most significant endeavor while attending MCTC, specifically highlighting the ways that your endeavor has benefitted MCTC, our greater community &/or society. 

Deadline for submitting one page essay to Tara: Tuesday, October 11th!