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The University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair 2021 was a great success!

Information for the 2022 event will be provided as it is available. 

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Covid-19 Updates

We thank you for your cooperation and continued enthusiasm for recruiting at the University of Minnesota.

2021 Details:

University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair 2021 - Virtual

Friday, February 26, 2021
10:00 - 4:00pm CST

We've gone virtual!

This Spring will look different as we work to ensure health and safety through social distancing for candidates, staff and employers. You will be able to network with talented candidates seeking full-time positions, part-time positions, and internships through Handshake's virtual platform.

Registration Instructions: 

To register, go to GoldPASS powered by Handshake and click the 'Register Now' button.

Career Fair Fees:

$300: For-Profit Organizations

$100: Nonprofit, BIPOC owned, Small Business, or New/Returning employers since 2017

All registrations must be submitted through GoldPASS powered by Handshake.  Upon registration, we’ll review the details you submitted for approval. Engaging with candidates in this virtual environment, includes:  

● Video, audio, and chat communication with candidates

 ● Group sessions with up to 50 candidates at a time

 ● 1:1 student meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session

 ● Sharing your values and documentation with students ahead of time  

Note: During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 100 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students. To learn more about these features,​ check out this Handshake-hosted training webinar

Registration Deadline: February 19, 2021

Due to the setup required in our virtual career fair platform, employers who register after February 1st may see lower student engagement.

Payment Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021.

After your registration is approved, you will receive an invoice which will direct you to log into Handshake to pay your fee. At that time you will be able to pay via credit card.

Cancellation Instructions:

Cancellation deadline: February 1, 2021
There will be no refunds after this date. No refunds without written request.
To cancel your registration please email [email protected]

Posting Your Jobs and Scheduling Interviews:

We strongly encourage you to post your jobs in GoldPASS powered by Handshake to ensure they are visible to candidates in advance of the Career Fair. Postings are active for 60 days.

IMPORTANT note about majors: Include all majors you are willing to hire. Students have been known to look for companies based on major searches. It's important to think of all possible majors that may be a fit. This will broaden the talent pool with qualified candidates.

Help students research your organization by sharing your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) statement of purpose or mission statement. Our intent is to allow students easier access to finding and reviewing our employer partner's DEI statements on this website

Schedule Virtual Interviews:

Planning to interview candidates in the weeks following the fair?

  • You can conduct virtual interviews (via computer or phone) for your full-time and internship opportunities. Virtual interviews can be requested and managed through Handshake, just like in-person interviews.. These interviews should be hosted using your own communications platform (ie Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc)
  • Even if you are not planning to use the scheduling functionality in Handshake, we would like you to request an interview date that you plan to conduct interviews so that we can track recruiting activity this year! Thank you for your cooperation in these efforts.



Please contact Joy Stephansen, at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at the Virtual University of Minnesota Job & Fair 2021 and partnering with you for a successful recruiting year!