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Job & Internship Fairs

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.

Carleton participates in several fairs--most notably the Selective Liberal Arts Consortium interview day events, and the Minnesota's Private College Job and Internship Fair--which are described in detail below.

Tips for Job Fair Attendee
Click here for tips on how to make the best impression on potential employers at job and internship fairs.

Employer ConnectEmployer Connect
Monday, September 25, 2017
Employer Connect is a program designed to help you learn about and make connections with key employers in a casual, low-stakes environment.  The event is intended for all interest levels, so even if you aren’t sure whether a career in business is for you, stop by to learn more from employers.

IdealistIdealist Grad Fair
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Considering grad school? Connect with roughly 80 grad schools (the list will continue to grow) at the idealist grad fair.  Hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the U of MN.  Learn about admissions and financial aid.  Programs include Social Work, Public Affairs, Environmental Studies, Public Interest Law, Nonprofit Management, Public Health and more. 

Government and Nonprofit FairThe Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 20, 2017 (transportation provided)
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 by Oct. 13th, please stop by the Career Center front desk in Johnson House.

MPCCCMinnesota's Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Sponsored by the 17 private colleges and universities in Minnesota. Event is held each February at the Minneapolis Convention Center and hosts over 280 organizations and 2,000 students.

Register by Feb. 19th, click here.

MN Education Job FairMinnesota Education Job Fair
Friday, April 21, 2017
 (for certified teachers)
Only Minnesota College and university students and alumni are eligible to attend this event. Attendees must have been enrolled in an education program that led to an education license.


Veterans FairVederan's Virtual Career Fair
October 20, 2016
Interact real-time via online chat sessions and meet top-notch employers seeking Veteran talent nationwide.

Career Opportunities for Students with DisabilitiesCareer Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
November 18-19, 2016 | Registration Deadline: October 26, 2016
This exclusive event brings together up to sixty college students or recent alumni with disabilities and eleven select national and regional employers for a networking and education summit.

Virtual Career Fair for People with DisabilitiesVirtual Career Fair - Employment for People with Disabilities
March 15, 2016

Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online
with employers across the nation including Apple, AT&T, Deloitte, Enterprise, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, NIH, NSA, Panasonic, PwC, UPS, Verizon, & More!

Career Center pages maintained by Andrea Kubinski
This page was last updated on 16 January 2018