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General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

MNPC Job and Internship Fair Registration Opens November 11th!

Registration for the 2020 Undergraduate MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair, to be held on February 27 of next year, will officially open on November 11th. Students may register at the early bird rate of $15 until December 18th at 4pm. Students need to complete an orientation session (either in person or through Canvas) or need to have attended the fair in the past. We can accept payment by credit card, cash or check, and instructions for payment will be provided to students via email or in the orientation sessions.

The fair is open to students with Sophomore, Junior and Senior standing, as well as December 2019 graduates. The past two years, the fair has attracted roughly 300 employers from a wide variety of industries, and hundreds of Tommies have attended each year!

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Private College Job and Internship Fair

READ!!! Excused Absences & LAST MINUTE DETAILS #HireTommies

These are the final details before you head to the 2019 MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair this week! It is full of helpful tips and vital information, so PLEASE READ IT ALL! Each week since January emails have been sent out regarding the Job and Internship Fair.  If you need to read any of the previous emails they can be found at:

We are looking forward to seeing you at the fair!


Please review the excused absences policy thoroughly. Look ahead at your class schedule for Tuesday, February 21st and determine if you will need to make arrangements to miss class(es).  An email list of all Job/Internship Fair participants was sent to the Academic Deans today, notifying them of your attendance at a UST sponsored event. (If you registered after 2/14 your name may NOT be on this list).  If you plan to miss class, you must inform the instructor as soon as possible.  It is only considered an “excused” absence if you do this!


Bus: Free shuttle bus leaving from in front of the Facilities and Design Center on South Campus.  The first shuttle will leave at 8:00 a.m. and the last shuttle will depart from Mpls Convention Center at 6:00pm. Shuttle will run every 15-20 minutes from 8am until 3pm, and will then run every half hour. Please be aware that traffic conditions may throw the schedule off a bit. Do not worry!

When you arrive:

When you enter the convention center, follow the signs for the Job Fair. You will go down two floors. Please check your coat and large bags at the coat check before you proceed. It’s free!

Then, you will need to stop at the UST Table and pick up your name-tag before you will be allowed into the fair area.

If you arrive BEFORE 9am, after checking your coat, please come directly to check-in at the UST Table, and then take advantage of the Free LinkedIn Headshots!

Other Interesting Stuff: 

  • Students with need for extra time due special accommodations may enter at 8:30am. Please contact Amber Bieneck (
  • Special Events: There will be a roundtable discussion on Jobs/Internship Searches for International Students at 9:30 on the Mezzanine Level in room 101.
  • Download the app: MNPC Job Fair offered by Guidebook for the most current list of employers, to save favorites, take notes, preview map layout and access special events.
  • What to Wear: Wear professional business attire.
General Information, Private College Job and Internship Fair

The Job and Internship Fair Approaches… ARE YOU READY? #HireTommies

There are several events and resources you can use this week to help you prepare for the fair! You won’t want to miss out – we promise!

Interview Stream

Need more interview or elevator pitch practice prior to the big job fair or on campus interviews?  Try Interview Stream, a new 24/7 online video platform where you can tape your responses to interview questions. Choose from over 7,000 questions, select from a specific job category or record the general questions we have chosen for you.  Playback and videotape as often as you like.  Want feedback?  Send your recording to a career counselor for review at You can access Interview Stream from the Career Development Center website or click on this link.

It is fast, easy and it works!

Success Tactics

Presenting yourself successfully at a Fair involves knowing how to assertively introduce yourself and your qualifications. After attending this seminar you will have prepared an “elevator introduction” and know how to ask employers for more in-depth interview time.

The last Success Tactics Seminar held before the Fair will be on February 14th from 12:30-1:30 in the Career Development Resource Center – MHC 124! Register here!


We will be offering ALL DAY Pop-Ins from 9-4:00 on February 18, 19, and 20th. Come in for help on your resume, or other quick job & internship search questions!

Upcoming Pop-Ups: (all held in the Center for Student Achievement)

Job Fair Strategies February 11th at 3:00 PM — Doing company research and having a game plan prior to the MNPC Job and Internship Fair is quintessential for success. Learn how to prepare during this Pop-Up in the CSA.

Interviewing Prep February 15th at 10:00 — Whether or not you have interviews at the fair itself, you’ll likely be interviewing in the spring. Representatives from the Career Development Center will provide quick tips on interviewing.

Presenting Yourself to Employers February 18th at 10:00 — The Job Fair can be a scary place, and introducing yourself to employers can be a daunting task. Learn more about elevator pitches and even get some practice in before the fair!

Presenting Yourself to Employers February 20th at 12:00 — The Job Fair can be a scary place, and introducing yourself to employers can be a daunting task. Learn more about elevator pitches and even get some practice in before the fair!