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.
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?
- Submit a copy of your resume for review by emailing it as a PDF attachment to email@example.com.
- After it's been reviewed, upload your resume on the Fair website.
- 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.
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)
Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
APi National Service Group
Associated Clinic of Psychology
Avionte Staffing Software
Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council
Buckeye International, Inc
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert
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
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Cottingham & Butler
Dakota County Employment
Dakota County Volunteer/Intern
Emergency Care Consultants, Scribe Program
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Federated Insurance Companies
Franciscan Community Volunteers
Fund for the Public Interest
Genesis Group Homes inc.
Greater Des Moines Partnership
GreenGuard Construction, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Hammer Residences, Inc
Homeward Bound, Inc.
J&B Group, Inc.
Libra Support Services, LLC
Living Well Disability Services
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Mental Health Resources
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)
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
Northwestern Mutual - Minneapolis
Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities
Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.
Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Partners In Excellence
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Post Consumer Brands
Reell Precision Manufacturing
REM Minnesota (The MENTOR Network)
RSM US LLP
Sarah DeBruin State Farm
SciTechsperience Internship Program at MHTA
Scott County Historical Society
Securian Financial Group
Sherman Associates, Inc.
Special Olympics Minnesota
St. Joseph Worker Program
Tasks Unlimited, Inc.
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
Trinity Exteriors, Inc
Two Harbors Investment Corp.
U of M Office of Information Technology
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
YWCA of Minneapolis