University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Plan Your Career

  • Smart Goal Setting (pdf)
    Achieve your career goals by making them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely (SMART).

  • Individual Development Plan (pdf)
    The IDP can help you determine and set goals for future career growth

External Resources

  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    The State of Minnesota's Workforce Center provides information and forms to apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. If you participate in the Layoff Severance Program and receive a lump-sum payment, this pay is subject to tax and will impact any Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Dislocated Worker Program services include job seeking skills workshops, job referrals and placement, retraining (including the cost of tuition), on-the-job training, and assessments to enable you to become self-employed. Services are available at Minnesota Workforce Centers, 888-GET-JOBS (888-438-5627). 

Research Career Options

Links to the most popular career, resume, and job search websites. Also includes links to many local employers.

Career Services for Students

Contact your college's career services office or visit the University's Career Services Web site for information on career resources for students.

University Career Services