The MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair is a great way to interact with employers and recruiters and practice your elevator pitch in a supportive, low-risk environment.

It's your opportunity to get to know organizations and who they hire, find job and internship leads, and arrange interviews.

We expect more than 250 employers from nonprofit, government, science, business and other sectors.



How to Register

  1. Submit a copy of your resume for review by emailing it as a PDF attachment to jobfair@macalester.edu
  2. After it's been reviewed, upload your resume on the Fair website
  3. Pay the nonrefundable $10 registration fee online before Feb. 10.




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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fair is held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, February 22 from 9am to 3pm. Scheduled interviews are held on Thursday, February 23. 

Who can attend?
Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to attend.

I’m a sophomore. Why should I go to the fair? 
Although most employers will have positions that are geared toward Juniors and Seniors, it is still helpful to attend the fair to get accustomed to the job fair atmosphere, get your attire, update your resume and practice your professional presentation to employers. 

How do I register?

  1. Submit a copy of your resume for review by emailing it as a PDF attachment to jobfair@macalester.edu
  2. After it's been reviewed, upload your resume on the Fair website
  3. Pay the nonrefundable $10 registration fee online before Feb. 10.

Why must I submit my resume to the CDC?
We want to help you make the best possible first impression you can!

Why should I register early and upload my resume over winter break?
Recruiters will be looking at the uploaded resumes in the weeks prior to the fair to select candidates for interview slots. 

How many students will be at the fair? 
Usually the fair attracts 2,000 students. 

How long should I plan to attend the fair? 
We recommend planning to attend the fair for several hours, and also budget time for travel to and from Minneapolis. We recommend arriving in the morning, and attending panels.

What should I wear? Do I really need a suit?
Yes. Dress should be professional. You are showing the employer that you know how to present yourself. You want to be remembered for your skills and professionalism -- not for your appearance.

Will there be transportation to and from the fair? 
Yes. Macalester will offer free shuttles throughout the day on Wednesday. If you choose to drive yourself to the fair, we cannot reimburse parking expenses. Transportation will not be offered on the second day of the fair, February 23 (interview-only day). 

What employers will be there?
Review the list of organizations attending. Here, you can find out if they will be collecting resumes or interviewing on-site, have openings or are currently recruiting for positions.

Will employers hire international students?
Yes. Filter the list of employers attending by choosing "Show only organizations that will hire international students."

My dream employer is attending! What should I do?
Send a cover letter and resume and let them know you’ll be attending Minnesota’s Private College Job & Internship Fair. Ask to be interviewed during the fair. Employers will contact you directly to schedule.




Employers Attending

Employers Attending

Find out more about organizations, open positions, who they're hiring and contact info on the MPCC Job and Internship Fair website. 

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)  
ACES (Nationwide Energy Management Company)  
ACR Homes  
Acumen, LLC  
Aerotek, Inc.  
ALDI Inc  
AmeriCorps VISTA  
Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.  
APi National Service Group  
Associated Clinic of Psychology  
Augustana Care  
Auto-Owners Insurance  
Avionte Staffing Software  
Boom Lab  
Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council  
Buckeye International, Inc  
Buckle, Inc.  
C.H. Robinson  
Calabrio, Inc.  
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert  
Camp Minnesota  
Canterbury Park  
Capella Education Company  
Career Professionals, Inc.  
Charterpoint Wealth Strategies a Member of MassMutual Financial  
City of Lakes AmeriCorps  
City of Minneapolis  
City of Minneapolis Public Works  
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP  
College Possible  
College Pro  
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory  
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa  
Continental Properties  
Cottingham & Butler  
Coyote Logistics  
Dakota County Employment  
Dakota County Volunteer/Intern  
Dean Foods  
DiaSorin Inc.  
Donaldson Company  
Elire Inc  
Emergency Care Consultants, Scribe Program  
Enterprise Rent-A-Car  
Federal Bureau of Prisons  
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis  
Federated Insurance Companies  
Fishbowl Solutions  
Foresters Financial  
Franciscan Community Volunteers  
Fund for the Public Interest  
Genesis Group Homes inc.  
Genesis10 Consulting  
GNP Company  
Gopher Sport  
Granite Logistics  
Greater Des Moines Partnership  
GreenGuard Construction, Inc.  
Habitat for Humanity  
Hammer Residences, Inc  
Hennepin County  
Homeward Bound, Inc.  
Hormel Foods  
ImageTrend, Inc.  
Insight Global  
Insightformation, Inc.  
J&B Group, Inc.  
JAMF Software  
Katapult Network  
Kforce Inc  
KTI, Inc  
Libra Support Services, LLC  
Liturgical Publications  
Living Well Disability Services  
Lurie LLP  
Lutheran Volunteer Corps  
Marsh & McLennan Agency  
Mayo Clinic  
Mental Health Resources  
Metropolitan Council  
Minneapolis Police Department  
Minnesota Children's Museum  
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - VISTA Program  
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center  
Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps  
Minnesota State Patrol  
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)  
MoneyGram International  
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch  
My Brothers' Keeper  
National Marrow Donor Program  
News America Marketing  
North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale School District 622  
North Star Resource Group  
Northwest Passage  
Northwestern Mutual - Minneapolis  
Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities  
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.  
Opportunity Services  
Options Minnesota  
Pace Analytical Services, Inc.  
Park Dental  
Partners In Excellence  
Patterson Companies  
Peace Corps  
People Incorporated  
Piper Jaffray & Co.  
Post Consumer Brands  
Prime Therapeutics  
Pro Staff  
Reading Partners  
Reell Precision Manufacturing  
REM Minnesota (The MENTOR Network)  
Renaissance Learning  
Robert Half  
SAGA Innovations  
Sanford Health  
Sarah DeBruin State Farm  
SciTechsperience Internship Program at MHTA  
Scott County Historical Society  
Securian Financial Group  
Sherman Associates, Inc.  
Sherwin Williams  
Sign-Zone, Inc  
Sovos Compliance  
Special Olympics Minnesota  
SPS Commerce  
St. Joseph Worker Program  
Student Experience  
Tasks Unlimited, Inc.  
TCF Bank  
Teach For America  
Teachers On Call  
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota  
The Lacek Group  
The Lovaas Institute - Midwest  
Thomas Allen Inc  
Thomson Reuters  
Thrivent Financial  
Tree Trust  
Trinity Exteriors, Inc  
True Friends  
Two Harbors Investment Corp.  
U of M Office of Information Technology  
U.S. Bank  
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs  
Universal Hospital Services  
Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium  
ValMark Financial Group  
VERUM Staffing, LLC  
Voya Financial Advisors  
Walser Automotive Group  
Washburn Center for Children  
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage  
Western Mental Health Center, Inc.  
White Bear Lake Area Schools  
Wilderness Inquiry  
Woodland Hills  
Xcel Energy  
YWCA of Minneapolis  
Ziegler CAT