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The Pathways Program is designed to help students navigate through the sometimes confusing and often overwhelming process of career planning. By participating in this program students will explore career options in the insurance and financial services (IFS) industry and other corporate environments while gaining the skills needed for a successful job search and lifelong career management.

Pathways Program General Information

The Pathways Program is for students majoring in any of the following areas of study:

  • All majors within the College of Management
  • All majors within the Department of Information & Computer Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Individualized Studies with a focus in business, communications, management, math, finance, or human resources
  • Professional Communication
  • Technical Communication and Professional Writing

Students will develop a clear plan of how to find a career within their chosen field and graduate with the tools they need to perform a successful job search.


Pathways Program Outline

Step 1. Schedule an appointment with a Pathways Program counselor by calling the Career Development Center - 651-793-1528. During this appointment, you will enroll in the free Pathways Program D2L course and develop an individualized career steps plan with your counselor. 

Step 2. Login to the Pathways Program D2L course and attend Pathways Program Open Lab Sessions. There is no requirement for how many open lab sessions you need to attend. It all depends on your needs and your schedule. You choose the pace that's right for you.

Fall 2014 Open Lab Session Hours

Days Time Location Room
Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:45pm St. Paul Campus Library 132
Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:45pm Mpls Campus MEC M1300
Thursdays 4:00pm-5:45pm Midway Campus MDWY 36






Step 3. Schedule a final meeting with a Pathways Program counselor to celebrate your progress and complete the program.


Benefits of the Program 

As a program participant you will receive:

  • $50 Metropolitan State University Bookstore gift card after program completion
  • Professional portfolio folder to use for job fairs, interviews, and other professional meetings
  • Support and guidance from career professionals
  • Opportunities to network with employers and your peers
  • Clear plan for finding a career in your desired field
  • Field trips to companies in the Twin Cities


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