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  • February 16th
    NatesuccessNathan Gervenak is a sophomore from Baxter, Minnesota. He’s a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he’s double majoring in Organizational Management and Communications. Gervenak first heard about TwinPortsConnex MentorConnex program through the Entrepreneurship Club at UMD. He went to the TwinPortsConnex website to learn more about this great opportunity, and sent an...
  • February 13th
    Volunteer_in_DuluthIn our past blog post regarding volunteering, we mentioned the many benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. There are many ways that one can get involved with volunteer work here in the Twin Ports. Listed below are just a few of the many great opportunities available here in the Northland....
  • February 12th
    Intern_olderWhen most people hear the word “intern”, they often think of a young college student or recent college graduate. However, due to the lack of available jobs in today’s economy, people including middle-aged professionals and “not so recent” graduates are joining the college student pool. With unemployment ranging anywhere from 7 – 9% in various...
  • February 10th
    seven networking groups in the twin portsAs stated in previous TwinPortsConnex blog posts, networking is vital to the success of one’s career. However, networking isn’t  limited to just while you’re in college- it is important to do throughout your entire career. You never know what doors may open and opportunities may arise through connecting with fellow business professionals.  There are plenty...
  • February 6th
    Volunteer Duluth TPCX blogThere are a variety of benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. However, many people seem to forget about these benefits. In today’s competitive world, having volunteer experience can help you stand out from other potential job candidates during the interview process. Here are just a few of the...
  • February 6th
    Volunteer Duluth TPCX blogThere are a variety of benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. However, many people seem to forget about these benefits. In today’s competitive world, having volunteer experience can help you stand out from other potential job candidates during the interview process. Here are just a few of the...
  • February 2nd
    8tipsWe’ve all heard about how important networking has become and how vital it can be in landing that first job right out of college. Many colleges provide opportunities for students to attend job fairs, meet with alumni, and attend on-campus visits from hiring companies. However, none of these opportunities will mean anything if you cannot...
  • September 7th
    mentoring makes a differenceYoung people entering the workforce as well as employees already there need mentors, perhaps more than ever. The pace of business has accelerated dramatically. Change and upheaval are everywhere. Having a steady hand to advise and guide you is imperative. And for employers, extending that hand by having key managers participate in mentoring programs helps...
  • September 6th
    develop business relationshipsBy Rob Karwath Managing Director, TwinPortsConnex One of the best pieces of advice I received was about business relationships. It came from an advertising manager at the Chicago Tribune, who spent his career developing relationships that resulted in business–not the other way around. “A relationship,” he said, “is something you need before you know you...
  • September 5th
    hiringtime_200x200By Rob Karwath Managing Director, TwinPortsConnex Nobody hiring? That’s the picture painted by this study of 2012 college graduates http://yhoo.it/ImAE5v. But that’s not what we see and hear every day at TwinPortsConnex. Almost every Twin Ports employer to whom we talk is hiring. What they tell us is they just don’t have time to hire....
  • February 12th
    Intern_olderWhen most people hear the word “intern”, they often think of a young college student or recent college graduate. However, due to the lack of available jobs in today’s economy, people including middle-aged professionals and “not so recent” graduates are joining the college student pool. With unemployment ranging anywhere from 7 – 9% in various...
  • February 6th
    Volunteer Duluth TPCX blogThere are a variety of benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. However, many people seem to forget about these benefits. In today’s competitive world, having volunteer experience can help you stand out from other potential job candidates during the interview process. Here are just a few of the...
  • February 2nd
    8tipsWe’ve all heard about how important networking has become and how vital it can be in landing that first job right out of college. Many colleges provide opportunities for students to attend job fairs, meet with alumni, and attend on-campus visits from hiring companies. However, none of these opportunities will mean anything if you cannot...
  • November 20th
    Opening DoorsAs a student, you have probably been told to death of the many free resources available on your college or university campus. Use them – both on campus and off. With the job market still struggling, students need assistance in the job search process. Career Centers and counselors can be extremely helpful in major and...
  • September 28th
    Startup 200x200Looking for an internship? You should consider a startup company. It will be like a breath of fresh air. My internship at Twin Ports Connex will be my fourth but my first time working with a startup. In the first couple of weeks, I have already noticed differences between this and the others. I’m learning...
  • February 16th
    NatesuccessNathan Gervenak is a sophomore from Baxter, Minnesota. He’s a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he’s double majoring in Organizational Management and Communications. Gervenak first heard about TwinPortsConnex MentorConnex program through the Entrepreneurship Club at UMD. He went to the TwinPortsConnex website to learn more about this great opportunity, and sent an...
  • February 10th
    seven networking groups in the twin portsAs stated in previous TwinPortsConnex blog posts, networking is vital to the success of one’s career. However, networking isn’t  limited to just while you’re in college- it is important to do throughout your entire career. You never know what doors may open and opportunities may arise through connecting with fellow business professionals.  There are plenty...
  • February 6th
    Volunteer Duluth TPCX blogThere are a variety of benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. However, many people seem to forget about these benefits. In today’s competitive world, having volunteer experience can help you stand out from other potential job candidates during the interview process. Here are just a few of the...
  • February 3rd
    Steve_Jobs_Personalbranding“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…...
  • February 26th
    GIG_careerconnexLandscapers, arborists and others starting network in Twin Ports When you say your job is green, is it really “green?” Do you work in the landscaping, tree care, lawn and garden supply, forestry or agriculture industries in the Twin Ports, or would you like to? The Green Industry Group Twin Ports, a new career and...
  • January 29th
    Young Entrepreneurs TwinPortsConnex Experts offer tips on starting a business How do you start a business in the Twin Ports? The TwinPortsConnex Young Entrepreneurs Network presents a panel discussion by area business people who have done it and who have achieved success. Admission is free to the event, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clyde Iron Works,...
  • February 16th
    NatesuccessNathan Gervenak is a sophomore from Baxter, Minnesota. He’s a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he’s double majoring in Organizational Management and Communications. Gervenak first heard about TwinPortsConnex MentorConnex program through the Entrepreneurship Club at UMD. He went to the TwinPortsConnex website to learn more about this great opportunity, and sent an...
  • February 13th
    Volunteer_in_DuluthIn our past blog post regarding volunteering, we mentioned the many benefits that can come from volunteering, for both one’s personal and professional life. There are many ways that one can get involved with volunteer work here in the Twin Ports. Listed below are just a few of the many great opportunities available here in the Northland....
  • February 10th
    seven networking groups in the twin portsAs stated in previous TwinPortsConnex blog posts, networking is vital to the success of one’s career. However, networking isn’t  limited to just while you’re in college- it is important to do throughout your entire career. You never know what doors may open and opportunities may arise through connecting with fellow business professionals.  There are plenty...
  • December 17th
    Megan_Flesvig_2012_200x200 copyM: I grew up in Proctor, which is about 10 miles southwest of Duluth.  After graduating high school, I chose The College of St. Scholastica because I knew I wanted to make my life in the area and further my education. St. Scholastica also has a great soccer program, which I was involved in during...