With the fall semester half over, we at Career Services are starting to turn our thoughts to events and programs scheduled for early spring semester. One major event for Career Services occurs in February, the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair in Minneapolis. Our office will start informational meetings for students in November and continue these through January and early February. This fair is key for both junior students seeking internship opportunities and graduating seniors looking to enter the workforce. Sophomores may also benefit attending by discovering the multitude of options available.
We anticipate approximately 150 employers in the fields of business, nonprofit administration, finance, health care and government will attend, seeking students in all academic disciplines. Here is a list of organizations that attended in 2012.
When the fair first started roughly 30 years ago, it focused on full-time job opportunities for graduating seniors. More recently the fair has included companies seeking interns, which is why this event is so important for juniors to consider attending. Internships are becoming one of the primary ways students obtain their first full-time professional position after graduation. Many students involved in summer internships will receive full-time offers of employment at the conclusion of the experience.
Information on the Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair can be found on the Career Services website. Encourage your sons and daughters to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the fair and the organizations participating. For students seeking elementary or secondary education degrees, a job fair for education majors will be in April. Watch for more information on the Minnesota Education Job Fair in the February/March newsletters.
We at Career Services wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.