Mandy Hay

Career Assistant

Mandy Hay

Hi! My name is Mandy Hay, and I am an English and Communication Studies double major with a minor in Psychology. I am currently a sophomore at St. Kate’s. My hometown is Hutchinson, Minnesota, a small town in the country.  My favorite things to do include writing, singing, reading, working out, and having fun with the people that I love. After college, I see myself working in publishing or media, and I hope to write a book of some kind eventually. I am looking forward to adopting a dog with my boyfriend Collin and traveling all around the world. Typically, you can find me writing articles for The Wheel, singing in the St. Catherine University Women’s Choir, working as an Orientation Leader, and ushering at the O’Shaughnessy theater. I also work as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the summer.

In the Career Development Center, I spend most of my time working at the front desk, checking students in for appointments, and taking calls. However, my most significant strengths are organization and written communication. Because of this, jobs such as creating calendars for the office and answering emails are my forte.   I love working as a part of the Career Development team, and I am always willing and eager to answer any questions about our office and what we offer for students, whether I am sitting at the front desk or walking to class.

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Keeping Social Media Professional: How to Make Sure Your Online Presence Doesn’t Scare Away Future Employers

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You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their social media pages. If you have carefully curated social media, your accounts can work in your favor to spark interest and add to your resume. However, if you …

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A Day in the Life: ’10 St. Kate’s Graduate Reflects on Her Love of Multicultural Literature

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When asked about one of the most important takeaways she collected from her time at St. Catherine University, 2010 English graduate Yanshuo Zhang notes, “all the professors were so supportive– they were able to see your unique assets. For …

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How to Maximize Your Virtual Meeting Experience: The Rundown on Zoom, Google Meet, and Collaborate

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Around this time last year, students, faculty, and staff were going to classes, meetings, and conferences. We only used online conferencing for long-distance gatherings, such as calling a relative who lived in a different state or meeting with an executive …

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A Day in the Life: ’16 Public Health Alum Rochelle Vincent Focuses Her Energy on Grace and Space

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“When folks say it takes a village, that literally was my upbringing. And my village– those are the folks that got me to where I am today and help hold me as I continue on the journey of who I …

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What I Learned From My Summer Internship: Tidbits of Career Advice That Could Benefit Anyone

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Completing an internship has apparent benefits– you can earn college credit to learn industry-specific skills. However, internships can offer even more; if you pay attention, you may be able to pick up on other important professional skills as well.

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A Day in the Life: ’13 Biology Alum Ashley Grell Shares Her Story

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More and more these days, high school students are feeling pressured to know what they want to do with their lives, right now. They feel the pressure of failure, even before they have stepped one foot into the career world. …

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Reviewing Your Resume: How Often Should You Update Your Documents?

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How often should I update my resume? 

What’s a cover letter? 

Where do I even start when creating these documents?

These are all excellent questions. Whether you have never written a cover letter in your life, or you are a …

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Best practices for virtual interviews

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“Hello, we have reviewed your resume and cover letter, and would like to hold a virtual interview this coming week–”

Wait, what? A virtual interview? You may have never done one before. How is it different from a face-to-face interview? …

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Finding the best cultural fit within your professional life

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The job market is often very competitive. Employers have very specific criteria that they look for in a new hire, and one position may have multiple competing candidates. The St. Catherine University Career Development Office has staff and tools to …

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A Recruiter Who Runs a Team of Over 80 People Shares Her Best Management and Job Search Advice

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Vicki Tung, now the head of campus recruiting at Goldman Sachs, started at the firm right out of college. But despite spending her entire career thus far at Goldman Sachs, she’s had a winding career path. She’s worked in many …

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