Are you a distance learner?

Even though you may be pursuing your Minnesota State University, Mankato education from a distance, the Minnesota State University Career Development Center wants to ensure that as many of our services as possible are available to you, just as though you were here on campus.

Following are links to no-cost web-based and other services for our students and graduates that we hope you will take advantage of. We welcome you and invite you to call on us for assistance with making your career plans a reality.

Handshake for Mavericks - Employers who want to hire Minnesota State Mankato students and graduates post their jobs and internships here. Sign in now! You are automatically granted a Handshake account the first time you register for classes at Minnesota State University and a welcome message is sent to your Minnesota State University email address – sign in with your StarID and password to get started.

Job Search Handbook - This popular handbook available electronically includes a wealth of information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and job searches. It also includes a large selection of resume and cover letter samples specific to Minnesota State Mankato students and graduates.

Handbook for Students Choosing or Changing Majors - This electronic workbook is meant to be used on your own or with the assistance of one of our career counselors. It includes a variety of information and exercises to help you define your interests, skills, values, and personality and connect those to possible career choices.

Candid Careers Video Library - A full library of short videos to provide tips and strategies on a whole host of career topics. This is a great option for instructors, professors, or advisors who would like to incorporate engaging and interesting perspectives from a variety of careers & insights ranging from actors on “The Big Bang Theory” all the way to insights from Eye Surgeons and everything in between!

Career Counseling & Job Search Appointments (virtual option) - Our career counseling staff encourages you to call our office to schedule a virtual appointment to address your individual career planning needs. Appointment topics include career possibilities, choosing or changing majors and/or career paths, career assessment interpretation (including Focus, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Strong Interest Inventory), internships, job search, graduate school planning, resume/cover letter assistance, practice interview/interview prep and other career-related issues.

FOCUS Career Assessment - Clarify your interests, skills, personality preferences, and values and see what career paths they may lead to. Research occupations and how well they "fit" with you all for FREE with the access code MAVERICKS. Make your account today!

What Can I Do with this Major? - Find out typical career areas associated with specific majors, learn about the employers in those fields, and strategies to make you marketable.