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Minnesota's Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair

The Minnesota Private College Council has sponsored their annual Job and Internship Fair for 35 years. The job fair is attended by over 200 employers and 2,000 candidates annually. Employers from Applied Health & Science, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering/Technology, Government, and Social Services & Non-profit are seeking to hire.

  • Click here for a full list of registered employers NOTE: (employers will continue to register until the fair date).

Students attending the Job Fair will have the opportunity to network with employers who are interested in starting and maintaining employment relationships with graduates. Employers who will be present at the event will be actively recruiting for jobs and internships. 

Upload your resume and contact employers before the fair to potentially schedule a pre-arranged interview.

Quotes from past participants:

"My junior year I went through all of the companies that would be attending and applied to the positions that interested me. So, even before attending the fair, I had several interviews already set up – which made the day much more productive than it would have been otherwise." - Anna Versen '14

"Best part of the fair was getting experience having conversations with potential employers. Learning how to listen and ask meaningful questions is huge. If you make it a natural conversation, and express genuine interest, it will go well! " - Colby Seyferth '15

 "My advice to anyone going would be to keep an open mind in their thinking about what companies to talk to. There are a lot of possibilities out there." - David Niles '02 

Schedule for 2016

Wednesday, February 17 - 9-3pm: Employers and candidates meet at the booths while simultaneously allowing interviewing for either job or internship candidates until 5:00 pm.

Thursday, February 18 -  8-5pm: The entire day will be exclusively for interviews.

A bus to and from the Fair will be provided on Wednesday only. The bus will leave Willis at 8am and will leave the Convention center at 1pm.

Pre-Registration REQUIRED online by Tuesday, February 9th.  Registration for the fair is $10. The fee for the bus is an additional $5. You will have until noon on Monday, February 16th to cancel OR change your registration without being billed.

Registration deadline is: Tuesday, Feb. 9th

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!      No on-site registration.     No exceptions.


General Preparation Information: Here is a document that will help you prepare for the fair.

Mandatory Prep Session: Thursday, February 11th; 12pm, Leighton 305 OR 5pm, Leighton 402 - pizza provided
** Attendance required at one of the sessions to attend the fair **
Fine tune your "benefit pitch", strategize the list of employers you want to talk to, take advantage of the person in line in front of you, think outside of the box for positions employers are recruiting for, and be prepared for the day (dress, resumes, interviews, etc.)

For more information, visit the MPCC Job Fair website and watch the videos on the right side of this page.

Science Connect: Exploring science careers through alumni and employer roundtables

Note: more info. to come regarding this event. The format will be a bit different for 2016.

Science Panel 


1 Why Attend the Fair

1 Why Attend the Fair 

2 What Employers Expect

 2 What Employers Expect

3 How To Prepare

3 How To Prepare 

4 What To Expect

4 What To Expect 

5 How To Speak To Employers

5 How To Speak To Employers 

Laboratory Work


Research & Development

R & D 

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This page was last updated on 8 October 2015