Jobs & Internships

Location
Saint Paul, MN
Undergrads
2,035
Tuition
$43,693
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Jobs & Internships

Facts & Statistics

Career Center
Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Ave.
(651) 696-6384
cdc@macalester.edu
www.macalester.edu/cdc
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Career assessments
  • CareerStreet Newsletter
  • CDC Resource Library
  • Four-year planning guide
  • Informational interviews
  • Interviews
  • Macalester Job & Internship Database
  • Networking
  • Resume and cover letter help
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Collections team in the library
  • Department of Multicultural Life
  • Gallery monitor in the art gallery
  • IT help desk manager in the library
  • Office assistant
  • Resident assistant
  • SAFEwalk: campus center
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Café Mac
  • Custodial/facilities
  • Institute for Global Citizenship
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Dunn Bros. Coffee
  • Grand Sandwich
  • Nonprofit organizatons
  • Shish Café
  • Tea Garden
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Most students find success with seeking internships by talking to the people in the Career Development Center and chatting with professors about potential opportunities. Don't feel like you've got to have everything figured out when you go to the CDC; discovering your strengths and interests is what interning is all about! The CDC will help with CVs, résumés, mock interviews, and other important aspects to secure the perfect position for you. Since past students have built up a positive reputation for how hard working and innovative people are from Macalester, there are countless internships and job opportunities in the Twin Cities for Macalester students in various fields. Make sure you take some time to explore internship and career options before your time at Macalester is up because the resources available to you are indispensable.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Americorp
  • Clearwater Action
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Dahlen Berg & Co.
  • Epic Systems
  • Hewlett Packard
  • JP Morgan
  • Microsoft
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Teach for America
Grads Entering Job Market
Within six months: 50%

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 7% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 50% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 43% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 7% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 29% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 64% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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