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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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HERC's spring 2016 meeting, "Recruitment, Retention, and Reality," will be held June 16th-17th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  The event will be co-sponsored by MnCUPA-HR. Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will provide the keynote address, "Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in U. S. Higher Education."  Register here.  For additional information, see this flyer.

 

 

 

 

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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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  1. Why MBA students should be generalists, not specialists

    Hiring managers say they're looking for business-school graduates who are generalists and not specialists, according to a new study. Tulane University researcher Jennifer Merluzzi says an emphasis on specialization among MBA students especially gives them "less bargaining power" and makes them "easily substitutable." Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (6/2016)
    25 May 2016 13:23:49 CDThttps://hbr.org/2016/06/generalists-get-better-job-offers-than-specialists
  2. How academics can choose the best career role models

    Academics should identify and reach out to several role models who are living out their careers in a way the academics aspire to do, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. "Identifying and connecting with role models is ultimately about you becoming the best version of your definition of success -- not becoming a mini version of somebody else," Rockquemore writes. InsideHigherEd.com (5/25)
    25 May 2016 13:23:49 CDThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/05/25/why-its-important-identify-role-models-essay
  3. Getting a job referral when you have no inside contacts

    Fast Company online (5/23)
    25 May 2016 13:23:49 CDThttp://www.fastcompany.com/3060099/hit-the-ground-running/4-steps-to-landing-a-job-referral-without-any-insider-connections
  4. Survey: High salary a top priority for new college graduates

    A high salary is the top priority for 62% of recent college graduates, outpacing other concerns such as flexible work schedules and a chance to use their degree, according to a survey by online freelancing marketplace Toptal. Graduates were least concerned with opportunities for quick promotions or quick experience, the survey showed. Quartz (5/24)
    25 May 2016 13:23:49 CDThttp://qz.com/691274/new-college-grads-dont-care-about-good-jobs-so-much-as-good-pay/
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