Save the Date for the 2023 University of Minnesota Crookston's Career & Internship Fair - Thursday, October 5, 2023, 10 am - 2 pm in Sargeant Student Center

Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sargeant Student Center

Meet your talent pipeline at the UMN 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 UMN Crookston students! Employers in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors with professional opportunities available in 2023-2024 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, 2023. Registration will remain open until the career fair is filled. Employers need to be registered no later than Thursday, September 15, 2023 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 15, 2023. No refunds will be given after this date. To cancel your registration, email Nan Thurston at

Employer Registration

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

If you cannot register, registration for the 2023 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 UMN 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

      2023 Fair Schedule

      • 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Employer set up
      • 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 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.