Please join us for the 2024 Career & Internship Fair - Thursday, October 3, 2024 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Take advantage of the different levels of employer engagement options. From visiting with employers and Graduate schools at the fair, to value added programs such as  panels, interviewing and a chance to gain VIP access to the Career Champions Luncheon there will be many options for students to take particpate in!

Thursday, October 3, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sargeant Student Center

Meet your talent pipeline at the U of M Crookston Career & Internship Fair

Our students are excited to see you!

We are providing a new way for students to interact with employers and recruiters. From students visiting booths to talk about your business and potential job openings, to value added programs such as employer panels, interviewing opportunities, and a chance to gain a seat at the Champions Luncheon! This is taking business out of the box and engaging students in an immersive learning and networking event.

If you are looking to fill internships or hire for full-time positions, attend this event to promote your professional opportunities to talented and diverse U of M Crookston students! Employers in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors with professional opportunities available in 2024-2025 are encouraged to register.

How to Register

Registration Instructions, Details, and Deadline

Space is limited for this event. Registration begins for employers and organizations July 1, 2024. Registration will remain open until the career fair is filled. Employers need to be registered no later than Thursday, September 12, 2024 to be included in the map of attending employers which students will receive at the Fair. The last day to cancel and receive a refund is Thursday, September 12, 2024. No refunds will be given after this date. To cancel your registration, email Nan Thurston at

Employer Registration begins July 1, 2024...

NOTE: All registrations must be submitted through Handshake. Don't have an employer account on Handshake? Follow these instructions to Create An Employer Account.

If you cannot register, registration for the 2024 Career & Internship Fair may be full. Please email Nan Thurston at to be added to the waiting list. If you are on the wait list, you need not submit payment unless/until you hear from us that space is available.

What do the registration fees include?

Registration fee includes:

  • Employers: A 6-foot rectangular table, two chairs, and lunch for two representatives. 
  • Small Non-Profits: A 6 foot space, two chairs, and lunch for two representatives. 
  • Graduate School: A 6-foot table in our featured Graduate School Exploration Space, two chairs, and lunch for two representatives.
  • Free Parking

* Small Non-Profit Organization or Graduate Schools

  • Fewer than 50 employees: Small non-profits typically have a small staff, often consisting of just a handful of people.

  • Local or regional focus: Small non-profits often focus on serving a specific geographic area, such as a city or county, rather than a national or global scale.

  • Limited resources: Small non-profits may have limited access to resources such as technology, marketing, and fundraising tools, which can pose challenges to their growth and sustainability.

If cost is a barrier to your organization attending this career fair, please email with a request for a discounted rate. All registrations must be submitted through Handshake. Upon registration, we’ll review the details you submitted for approval.

Become a Sponsor

This is a great way to get your company name in front of students and increase your interactions! By participating as a sponsor, you'll enhance your recruitment efforts, boost your employer brand, and connect with exceptional talent. We're committed to supporting our students as they explore career opportunities and shape their professional futures.

Gold and Platinum Sponsors receive exclusive benefits in addition to those of General Registration, including:

  • Additional advertising and featured signage to maximize your visibility.
  • Featured promotion on the U of M Crookston Digital Bulletin Board.
  • Preferred location and expanded tabling space for enhanced presence at the career fair.
  • Access to an interview room during and after the fair, ensuring privacy and convenience.
  • Invitation to the prestigious Career Champions Luncheon, offering networking opportunities with both students and faculty.
  • Prominent Promotional Feature in our Community Voice App, widely used by students and faculty.
  • Your organization's logo and information displayed prominently on Career Services websites, boosting brand exposure and connecting you with our talented student community.
  • Reserved parking day of the Fair.

Reach out to for more information on the Gold and Platinum sponsorship program as there are limited spots available.

Schedule, Location and Parking

2024 Fair Schedule coming soon...

2023 Fair Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Employer set up
  • 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Opening remarks In Bede Hall 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Fair is open to students
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Panels open to students

Location, directions and parking information

Campus Maps and Directions

Employer Tips

Employer Tips for a Successful Career Fair:

  • Share information about your organization
    Clearly communicate the mission, values, and goals of your organization to students. Highlight the unique aspects that make your company an attractive place to work or intern. Provide details about the industry sectors you operate in and the diverse range of roles you offer.
  • Actively engage with students who approach your booth
    Initiate conversations, ask open-ended questions, and listen attentively to their interests and qualifications. Show genuine interest in their career aspirations and provide personalized information about your organization and available opportunities. 
  • Offer opportunities for all levels of students
    Don't limit your focus to upperclassmen or graduating seniors. Freshmen and sophomores are also seeking career exploration and internship opportunities. Consider offering early-career programs or internships to provide valuable experiences and build relationships with students early on.
  • Prepare informational handouts, brochures, or business cards that students can take with them
    Include relevant details about your company, positions, internships, and application processes. Make it easy for students to learn more about your organization and follow up with you.
  • Provide valuable insights and advice to students about industry trends, career paths, and skills in demand.
    This positions your company as knowledgeable and invested in their professional growth. Provide guidance on how they can prepare themselves for success in their desired fields. 
  • Follow up promptly
    After the career fair, reach out to the candidates you met who are potential fits for your organization. Send personalized emails expressing your interest and next steps. Timely follow-up demonstrates your commitment and keeps you at the top of your preferred candidates minds.
  • Stay connected with the university
    Maintain a positive relationship with our Career Services office. Explore additional opportunities to engage with students, such as guest speaking, mentoring, or hosting company information sessions. By staying connected, you can further establish your presence on campus and build long-term relationships with students.

Note: If you are an alumni employer, we value your connection to the university community. Please inform us during the registration process if you are an alumnus or alumna of our institution. We will have a special designation or recognition for alumni employers to highlight your unique relationship with the university. This can further enhance your visibility and engagement with both current students and fellow alumni attending the career fair. We appreciate your continued support as we foster connections between our talented student body and esteemed alumni employers.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors


... Platinum Sponsors ...

Marvin Logo

At Marvin, we’re driven to imagine and create better ways of living. Our culture is built on generations of family values that guide us to do the right thing. And as a premier company with locations across North America, we know we’re stronger together.

Minnesota State Patrol Platinum Sponsor

Minnesota State Patrol provides for safe and efficient movement of traffic on Minnesota’s roads and highways; assists motorists at crashes; partners with allied city and county agencies; and inspects school buses and commercial vehicles. 


... Gold Sponsors ...

Ag Country Farm Credit Services logo



AgCountry Farm Credit Services works hard to meet the unique financial needs of farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses by providing competitive credit and financial services.



CHS Logo

CHS is a diversified global agribusiness cooperative owned by farmers and local cooperatives across the United States. Our 10,000-plus dedicated employees around the globe have a singular purpose: Creating connections to empower agriculture. We help drive sustainable growth for our owners and customers with a strong, efficient supply chain, access to global markets, and exceptional products and services.


American Crystal Sugar Company 50 years Logo - Gold Sponsor

American Crystal Sugar Company is more than just a sugarbeet cooperative. Together, we build a better future for the sugar industry and the Red River Valley.



North Dakota Parks & Recreation Gold Sponsor Logo

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is the state agency charged with administering selected parks and recreation areas that are deemed to have state-wide or regional significance. In addition, the department has responsibility for the following functions: Off-highway vehicle planning and safety program; Snowmobile safety programs and trails; Nature Preserves Act; Outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning.


Titan Machinery Gold Sponsor

Titan Machinery owns & operates a network of over 70 full-service agriculture and construction equipment stores across an 8-state footprint in the United States and 4 countries in Europe. At our stores, we sell new and used construction and farm equipment, as well as offer construction rental equipment. We provide superior local parts and service support and work closely with our manufacturing partner, the CNHi family of brands.

Unity Bank Logo Gold Sponsor

Unity Bank is a family owned community bank with offices in Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin. With 16 locations, $565 million in assets, and 165 employees, Unity Bank continues to be an integral member of the communities we serve and is committed to providing a full range of products to meet our customer’s financial needs.