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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

On-Campus Recruiting

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On-campus recruiting is a great way for employers to connect with our students. It enables employers to share information about their business/industry in general or to interview candidates that meet the qualifications for your job and internship opportunities. All employer visits are advertised to students through a listing on our website and on, as well as with posters and emails to students.


There are three main types of on-campus recruiting at Minnesota State, Mankato.



Shaking Hands

Information sessions allow employers to meet with a group of students for a presentation or informal get-together to share information about your company’s opportunities and business culture.

Some employers choose to set an information session a couple of weeks in advance of their on-campus interviews to generate student interest and response to their job postings. Other recruiters choose to hold their information session the day before their on-campus interviews to share basic information about the employer, thus allowing them to spend the interview time focusing on the strengths of the candidates being interviewed.

Regardless of the timing of the event, it’s a great way to meet students and build a presence on campus. Information sessions generally take place in the Centennial Student Union (on a space-available basis), and when sponsored by the Career Development Center there is no charge to the employer for use of the space.

For more information about the options available to you for holding an information session, contact Brenda Garbers, Recruitment Coordinator at 507-389-6063 or



MavAvenue is a high traffic area for students located between University Dining Services and Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the first floor of the Centennial Student Union, offering employers the opportunity to meet informally with students one-on-one as the student’s time permits. Recruiters may reserve space on MavAve between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on a space-available basis, and market their campus visit to students through their account.

To reserve a table on MavAve, contact the CSU Reservation Desk at 507-389-2223. A nominal rental charge will be applied by the CSU.


On-campus interviewing is typically open to employers who are eligible for Gold Access and are filling degree-required jobs and/or internships. Employers meeting this criteria have access to the following services:

  • An account on for posting jobs and internships, searching resumes, prescreening applications, requesting online schedules, and receiving application materials online
  • Advertisement of job postings listed for on-campus recruitment through the CDC's web site and other job posting tools
  • On-campus interview scheduling, including use of the CDC's interview rooms up to twice per semester
  • Set-up and room use for on-campus information sessions
  • Free parking when on campus for interview and information sessions
  • Courtesy lunch with CDC staff and/or faculty when on campus for interview sessions
  • Notification of upcoming career fairs and other recruitment opportunities on campus

To request on-campus interviewing, click on the “Create New Schedule Request” link under the Shortcuts section of your employer home page. Have questions about successfully recruiting on campus?


Contact Brenda Garbers, Recruitment Coordinator at 507-389-6063 or

Employers Recruiting On Campus



ABF Freight

ACI Asphalt Contrators Inc.

Advanced Process Technologies, Inc.

Advantage Technical Resourcing

Aegis Therapies


Afton Alps Ski & Golf

AGCO Corporation

AgStar Financial Services

Air Force Reserve

Albert Lea Police Department

Allina Health

Allstar Construction Commercial, LLC

Alumacraft Boat Co.

American Engineering Testing

American Family Insurance

AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center

AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative

AmeriCorps NCCC


Anderson Engineering of New Prague, Inc.

Andrews Family Chiropractic

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

Arctic Cat Inc

Army National Guard

Around Campus

Arrow Building Center

Associated Finishing, Incorporated

Auto-Owners Insurance Company

Autumn Grace

Avera Health

AXA Advisors


Barcelona SAE

Barton, Walter & Krier

Bay and Bay Transportation

Beckhoff Automation

Beckman Coulter

Belair Sitework Services

Benchmark Electronics, Inc.

Benson-Orth Associates


Best Buy

Bethesda Lutheran Communities


BIC Graphic

BioLife Plasma Services

Blattner Energy, Inc.

Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer

Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Boom Lab

Border Foods, Inc. (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut)


Braun Intertec Corporation

Buffalo Wild Wings

Bureau of Prisons Federal Medical Center

BusinessWare Solutions

Buyers Support Group

C.S. McCrossan, Inc.


Canterbury Park

Career Professionals, Inc.

Carlson Advisors

Carlson Craft

Carver County Sheriff's Office

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Children's Musuem of Southern Minnesota

Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.

Christianson & Associates

CHS Inc.

Cinch Connectivity Solutions

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


College Possible

College Pro

Computer Integration Technologies, Inc.

Congressman Tim Walz

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Courtyard by Marriott

Customs and Border Protection

Cybertrol Engineering

D.R. Horton, Inc.

Dairy Queen

Daktronics, Inc

David Weekley Homes

Davis, Thoen, Kramer & Associates

Design Ready Controls

Doherty Staffing Solutions - Owatonna, MN

Downs Food Group

DS&B, Ltd

Duininck Incorporated

Eagan Police Department

Easy Automation Inc.



Eide Bailly

Ellingson Companies


Endeavor Air

Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

Engineering America, Inc.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Epicor Software

Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop

Eric R. Nelson, CPA, LLC


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCI, Waseca, MN

Federal Bureau of Prisons-Sandstone

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Missouri

Federated Insurance

FedEx Ground

Fernbrook Family Center

First Investors Corporation

Forest Ridge

Foresters Financial Services, Inc.


Froehling Anderson

Garney Construction

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Gerard Academy

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

Gopher Sport

Greiner Construction

Greystone Construction Company

Habilitative Service, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity - Mankato

Harris Companies

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Hearing Components

Hearth & Home Technologies

Heartland Business Systems



Hoffman Construction Company

Hormel Foods Corporation

House of Hope

HUSCO Automotive

HUSCO International

Hutchinson Technology


I&S Group


IBM Finance

ImageTrend, Inc.

Impulse Dance


Insight Global

Interstate Improvement, Inc.

Interstates Construction



J E Dunn Construction

J. F. Ahern Co.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Jeane Thorne Inc

Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc

Journeys Toward Healing Counseling Center

Kahler Automation

Kato Cable, LLC



Knutson Construction

Kohl's Department Stores


Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center

Lampert Lumber

Latitude 44, Inc.

Lennar Homes

LIV Aveda Salon & Spa


Lyman Lumber Company


Madison Police Department

Magnet 360

Mankato Dept. of Public Safety

Mankato Independent Originals

Marine Corps Officer Selection Program

Mathiowetz Construction Co.

Maverick Software Consulting


Meridian Services

Met-Con Companies

Meyer Contracting Inc.

Midwest Manufacturing

Mille Lacs Academy

Minneapolis Financial Group

Minneapolis Police Department

Minnesota Alliance With Youth

Minnesota Attorney Genera

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Minnesota Department of Corrections - Faribault, MN

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Minnesota Elevator, Inc.

Minnesota Merit System

Minnetonka Police Department


MN GreenCorps, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

MN State Patrol

Mohs Homes, Inc.

Monarch Healthcare Management

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres

Murry & Associates, LLC

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

New Vision Wilderness

Nol-Tec Systems, Inc.

NorthMarq Capital

Northwestern Mutual

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.

OakRiver Technologies

Olive Garden

Omnitracs, LLC

Open Access Technology International

Owatonna Public Schools

Parker Hannifin - New Ulm, MN

PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Peace Corps

Pennington County Sheriff's Office

Phoenix Recovery Programs

Pioneer Bank

Polaris Industries Inc

Prairie St. John's

Precision Gasket Company (PGC)

Profinium, Inc.

Protein Sources

Proto Labs

Pub 500

Pulte Group


Radio Mankato

Regions Hospital


REM Heartland

Rembrandt Foods

Retail Construction Services, Inc.

Reuter Walton Commercial

RFA Engineering


RiverRidge Chiropractic

Riverside Suites

Rudolph Community and Care

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Sanborn Manufacturing


Schlenner Wenner & Co.


SciTechsperience Internship Program at MHTA

Second Harvest Heartland

Securian Financial Group

Securitas Security Services, USA


Seneca Foods Corporation

Sequel Youth Services of Woodward


Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc

Sioux Falls Police Department

SMILES Center for Independent Living

Smith Schafer and Associates, Ltd.

Snell Motors

Software For Hire, Inc.

Southwestern Mental Health Center

Sovos Compliance

Spok, Inc.

SPS Commerce

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Sun Tan City

Superior Industries/Westmor Industries

Swanson Hinsch & Co

Target Stores

Taylor Corporation

TCF Bank

Teachers On Call


Terra General Contractors

The Boldt Company

The Kenrich Group

The Toro Company

The Weitz Company

Thin Film Technology

Thrivent Financial


Tip Top Tux

True Friends

Trystar, Inc

U.S. Army Medical Department

U.S. Bank

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

Uline - Minneapolis

Unimin Corporation

United Church of Christ

United States Air Force

United States Navy

UnitedHealth Group

Verizon Wireless

Visit Mankato

Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows

Volt Services Group

Volunteers Of America

Waddell & Reed Financial Services


Water's Edge

Weis Builders, Inc.

Wells Fargo - Auto Finance

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Western Mental Health Center

Western Specialty Contractors

Whiting Turner Contracting Company

Wilary Winn LLC

Windings Inc.

Winnebago Industries

Wisconsin Badger Camp

WOW! Zone Family Entertainment Center

Zanz Mexican Restaurant