Job fairs are designed to link students (usually seniors) together with potential employers. Some are virtual fairs that take place on the web and others take place at convention centers and hotel banquet halls around the US. Job fairs will often have a more diverse group of employers than on-campus recruiting opportunities.

Tips for Job Fair Attendees
Learn how to make the best impression on potential employers at job and internship fairs.

Fall Recruiting Showcase

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 (In-Person)
Joint Carleton and St. Olaf event open to first years through seniors interested in learning about and making connections with our top business employers. Roughly 20 employers will be present at the event. It is intended for all interest levels, so even if you aren’t sure whether a career in business is for you, this is a great way to learn more directly from employers.

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Fall Job & Internship Fair

MPCCC Job & Internship Fair

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (In-Person) | Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Virtual)
Sponsored by the 17 private colleges and universities in Minnesota, the event is held each September at the Minneapolis Convention Center. By attending the recruiting fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 50+ Minnesota, regional, and national companies hiring in the areas of consulting, banking/finance, actuarial science, stats/data science, technology, business analysis, management and leadership training/development, and project management.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Government and Nonprofit Fair

Friday, October 29, 2021 (In-Person)
The Government and Non-Profit Career Fair allows agencies to meet with candidates and alumni from the 30 participating Minnesota 4-year colleges and universities and participating regional colleges. The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. Register for the in-person fair via Handshake

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Spring Job & Internship Fair

MPCCC Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 24, 2022 (In-Person) | Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Virtual)
Sponsored by the 17 private colleges and universities in Minnesota, the event is held each February at the Minneapolis Convention Center and also virtually this year. It typically hosts over 300 organizations and 2,000 students.
Register for the in-person fair via Handshake | Register for the virtual fair (tba)

Minnesota Education Job Fair

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (In-Person)
Only Minnesota College and university students and alumni who are certified teachers or will be certifed by December 2022 are eligible to attend this event. Attendees must have been enrolled in an education program that led to an education license.


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