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Our Mission

Funeral directors are health care professionals who serve others during a time of loss, pain and grief. The Program of Mortuary Science's mission is to skillfully combine the study of behavioral, physical and applied sciences for the goal of preparing graduates for careers as knowledgeable, skilled and innovative funeral service professionals. Program graduates will be prepared to serve bereaved members of their communities in a manner that is proficient, dignified and caring.

Topic: Spring Speed Interview Event

When: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: 2-125 Jackson Hall

You are cordially invited to participate in the University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science "Speed Interview Event" for funeral directors and mortuary science students on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in our mortuary science classroom, 2-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church St SE, Minneapolis, 55455.

The purpose of this event is to give students enrolled in our Organization & Management of Funeral Business course the opportunity to build their professional network with funeral directors, as well as give funeral directors who may be looking to hire an intern the opportunity to meet future graduates.

The event will be set up in a "speed interview" format.  Each firm that attends will be given a station.  Students will rotate through the stations and be given a couple of minutes to introduce themselves and talk with firm representatives.

It means a lot to students to have directors who work in the field take the time to attend and share their experiences and advice to aspiring morticians.  In order to provide our students with background information about the firms they will be interviewing with we have created a funeral home intake sheet.  We ask that all participating firms RSVP by completing this intake sheet no later than Thursday, February 2, 2017. This event will be limited to 30 practitioners so please RSVP as soon as possible.

**We will be sending all funeral homes who have RSVP'd student resumes between February 3rd and 6th to give you some background information on the students who will be attending. 

**Complete the funeral home intake sheet now.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

 

 

Why Students Chose Mortuary Science

  • “I was a social worker in a hospital, doing grief counseling and after care. Then, when my father died, I experienced the funeral service profession from the other side. The experience was really positive and had a great impact on me, and I realized this is what I’d like to go back to school for.” —Colleen V.
  • “I was a social worker in a hospital, doing grief counseling and after care. Then, when my father died, I experienced the funeral service profession from the other side. The experience was really positive and had a great impact on me, and I realized this is what I’d like to go back to school for.” —Colleen V.
  • “The rewards of helping people made me select Mortuary Science. It is a great career—there are so many good aspects to it and it offers so many options. Also, my family is involved with the funeral business and someday I would like to own my business.” —Jeff H.
  • “I chose to major in Mortuary Science because I was interested in doing something in the medical field. I also learned about the funeral services industry because my boy friend's father owns a funeral home. The more I learned about it, the more I realized that death is as much a part of life as birth is, and this is a field I’d like to work in.” —Amanda S.
  • “I decided to get into the Program of Mortuary Science after I experienced a personal loss. I realized that I wanted to help people during the hardest time in their lives—when they had no idea what to do. It is very rewarding to do something good for people in a time like this. Also, more and more women are getting into this field; they seem well-suited because care-giving and compassion come naturally to them.” —Shannon H.
  • "I was a Biology teacher for fifteen years; then I decided I wanted to do something else. I am a people-oriented person and I felt that being in the funeral services industry was one way I could help people and provide a valuable service to society." —Andy J.

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