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A job fair is a great place to get connected with employers about employment opportunities, and learn about employers you are interested in. Need some tips? Check out our blog post for suggestions on how to prepare for any job fair!

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Fall Opportunities

Need some tips? Check out our blog post for suggestions on how to prepare for any job fair!


Campus & Community Fair

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Outdoor Mall Area near Fountain (Rain Location CSU Ballroom)

No Pre-Registration or Attendance Fees Required for Students 

It’s a new academic year and it’s the perfect time to get involved, get experience, and discover your passion! What better way to do so than with a part-time job or a volunteering experience? Join us at the Campus & Community Fair to explore part-time jobs available in local businesses, meet non-profit organizations, and learn about the many opportunities in the community and on campus.

Many thanks to our Gold-Sponsors for making this event possible:

  • Carlson Craft, Inc.
  • Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Monarch Healthcare Management
  • Spherion Staffing
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • Cricket Wireless (2020Cellular US)
  • AT&T- Retail
  • Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.


Career & Internship Expo

Tuesday, October 18 & Wednesday, October 19, 2016

9:30am–2:30 pm 

CSU Ballroom

No Pre-Registration or Attendance Fees Required for Students 

Your Career and Internship Expo is your fall semester opportunity to experience a career expo at MSU! First year and Sophomore students: Explore positions and fields of study, Get more information about specific organizations and employers, and develop your network of contacts Juniors, Seniors, Internship/Job Seekers: Meet and engage with potential employers and professionals in the field! All majors and welcome and encouraged to attend both days of the event. Dress for success: Professional portraits are provided at no cost to you by the Career Development Center!


Majors in Minutes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


CSU Ballroom

No Pre-Registration or Attendance Fees Required for Participants

Are you choosing or changing your major? Whether you have 5 or 50 minutes, this "come and go" event allows you to hear from upper-class students about what they love and why they chose their major! Hear their story, ask your questions, and discover your passion in 3 minute increments as this "speed dating style" event allows you to learn about 1 or 140 major choices and everything in between. Sponsored by the Career Development Center and the Office of New Student and Family Programs.


Government and Nonprofit Job & Internship Fair

Friday, October 28, 2016


Coffman Memorial Union, U of M

Pre-register on MavJobs

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association. This Career Fair allows Government and Nonprofit agencies to meet with candidates and alumni from the 30 participating Minnesota 4-year colleges and universities and participating regional colleges. Graduate Schools can attend this event if space is available. The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities.



Spring Opportunities

Need some tips? Check out our blog post for suggestions on how to prepare for any job fair!


Summer Job Fair

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


CSU Ballroom

No Pre-Registration or Attendance Fees Required for Students

National, state, and local employers are looking for you! The 37th Annual Summer Job Fair is taking place on February 8th, 2017 in the CSU Ballroom, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Stop by to see a large selection of organizations and agencies that are looking to fill both full time and part time positions and practicum and internship opportunities this summer. With dozens of employers from near and far,  no matter where you’d like to be this summer, there is something for you here.

Employers click here to register to attend:


Engineering Job Fair Sponsored by IEEE

Thursday, February 9, 2017


CSU Ballroom

No Pre-Registration or Attendance Fees Required for Students

This Job Fair is sponsored by the IEEE student group. This event serves students studying these majors: Automotive Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering (Technology), Computer Information Technology, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Integrated Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, & Physics. Students can expect to network with employers and establish connections for potential internships and full-time positions. 


College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Career & Internship Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


CSU Ballroom

This large Career and Internship Fair is sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences which serves students studying these majors- Aging Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Applied Organizational Studies, Corrections, Earth Science, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Law Enforcement, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Studies, Social Studies and Education, Social Work, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies, and Urban Planning. These students expect to network with employers and many will be seeking an internship or employment.

This event specifically targets students in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences but the event is open to all students and alumni.

Last year 59 employers with 118 Representatives attended this event and 340 students attended.


Education Fair

Friday, April 21, 2017


Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration required – 

$30 in advance, pre-registration through MavJobs - $40 late onsite

Only Minnesota college and university students and alumni are eligible to attend this event which includes Minnesota State Mankato students and alumni. Due to the number of teacher candidates attending this event, we cannot make any exceptions. This is a large event with many school districts from not just Minnesota but jobs from across the United States and a few international opportunities to consider. Attendees must have been enrolled in an education program that led to an education license.