Nearly two dozen Saint Mary’s students from a wide variety of majors (including: accounting, biology, business intelligence and analytics, communication, graphic design, global studies, history, human resource management, literature, management, marketing, music business, political science, and public relations) participated in the Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center Feb. 18-19. More than 2,000 students from 17 private colleges across the state met with a record number of employers (257) from a diverse array of companies from across regions and industries.

Companies that expressed specific interest in our students included: Federal Reserve Bank, Target, Polaris, United Health Group, Noah’s Ark, Land o’ Lakes, and many others.

Students met employers to learn more about job and internship opportunities and even conduct onsite (and follow-up) interviews for internships and jobs. The fair started at 9 a.m., and one student received her first (of two) offers by 10:30 a.m.

Most of the students prepared by participating in career fair prep workshops and information sessions hosted by Career Services and Internships Office, attending the on-campus career fair last October (and other fairs) developing résumés and researching companies.

One participant, when asked if they had any advice to other students, replied, “Definitely go, and make sure you are prepared for anything because I can guarantee you that everyone else will be well prepared.”

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