Where is the job fair held in the Convention Center?
The job fair is held in Exhibit Hall A that is two levels below the street level. You can take the escalators or elevator down to the lower level.
When should I set up and take down my booth?
Employer setup starts at 8:30 a.m. The job fair opens at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. We ask all employers to be at their booths ready to talk with students/alumni between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The fair is promoted to students between these hours and many students cannot arrive until the end of the event due to other commitments. We ask all employers to avoid leaving the fair prior to 4:00 p.m.
How do I check in on site?
Every rep attending the job fair must check in at the Employer Check-In desk outside of Exhibit Hall A and complete a name badge. We do not need rep names in advance. Reps are asked to wear their fair name badge at all times so that career services volunteers and students/alumni know that they are authorized attendees of the fair.
How many reps can I have at my exhibit booth?
We allow up to 5 reps per 10’ X 10’ exhibit booth. If you are bringing more reps, you will need to purchase a second exhibit booth.
What is included in my exhibit booth?
How do I purchase more lunch tickets?
Up to 2 lunch tickets are included in your registration. You may purchase additional lunch tickets when you register online. If you need additional lunch tickets after you register you can email Brenton Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org to add additional lunch tickets at $25 each and we will send you an invoice. Lunch tickets may also be purchased at the job fair until 10:30 a.m. via credit card or cash only.
Where should I park?
There are many parking ramps surrounding the Minneapolis Convention Center. To find one, view directions and parking information and scroll down to PARKING to find a ramp. Employers are responsible for their own parking costs.
Am I allowed to ship materials to the job fair?
Direct shipments to the Convention Center are strongly discouraged, as the Convention Center does not accept direct shipments. However, you can ship your materials prior to the fair through the job fair decorator. View shipping information.
What is the last day to cancel my registration?
The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a refund is February 1.
How do I pay for the job fair registration?
After registering online, you can make a credit card payment online. If you haven’t paid by credit card, you will be emailed an invoice. Follow the instructions on the invoice for payment via credit card or check. ALL INVOICES are due by February 1. Credit card payments are encouraged to immediately guarantee your space. If paying by check, we must receive your payment prior to confirming your registration and reserving your organization's booth. Submitted registrations will remain in "pending" status until a payment has been received. Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis after payment has been received.
Is food provided at the fair?
Pastries, coffee, water, tea, and fruit are available during the employer setup starting at 8:30 a.m. A catered lunch is provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the number of lunches listed on your job fair registration form. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available upon request.
How do I request electricity, carpet or make changes to my registration?
If you need to make any changes after you have registered, you can email Brenton Rice at email@example.com with your changes. If you request electricity, bring your own extension cord.
Is there a coat check available?
There will be a complimentary coat check available. Look for signs directing you to the coat check. You are also welcome to keep your belongings at your exhibit booth.
I need a hotel room - where can I stay?
A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate of $159 per room at the Hilton Minneapolis which is connected via skyway to the Convention Center. To reserve a hotel room, visit https://aws.passkey.com/go/mjf2018 or call 612.376.1000 or 888.933.5363 and ask for the code MJF for the University of Minnesota group rate. Reservations must be made by January 17, 2019, to receive the rate.
Can I interview at the fair?
An interview room is available adjacent to Exhibit Hall A. You may reserve interview booths for $25, which includes a 6’ X 6’ curtained area with a small table and two chairs. You may schedule interviews at the Fair between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the interview area or 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at your booth.
You are responsible for scheduling candidates and your interview schedule. Interviews can still be arranged the day of the fair. Employers are asked to schedule 30-minute interviews on the half-hour. This will help both employers and students avoid conflicts in their schedules. You may also conduct interviews at your exhibit booth.
Who can attend the fair?
The job fair is open to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent alumni from all University of Minnesota campuses. Freshmen are encouraged to attend the job fair to find internship and volunteer opportunities and to gain experience networking with employers. Only University of Minnesota current students (undergraduate and graduate) in degree-seeking programs and recent alumni can attend the fair. We request any meetings with candidates from other schools outside of the University of Minnesota system to be conducted outside of the fair space.
Do I need to send the rep names in advance of the job fair?
We do not need to know the rep names in advance of the job fair. Reps will complete a name badge onsite and are asked to wear their fair name badge at all times so that career services volunteers and students/alumni know that they are authorized attendees of the fair.
Is there free WiFi at the job fair?
There will be complimentary WiFi available at the job fair. Connect to 'U of M Job Fair Wifi'.
Where do I find my exhibit booth number?
The job fair committee will assign exhibit booths the first week in February. Booth assignments will also be included in the final confirmation email sent in February. You can check here for these assignments.
Can I view student resumes prior to the job fair?
Yes. To view resumes, login to your GoldPASS account.