Career Prep & Readiness



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Mississippi River Green Team

A two-year employment and conservation program for Minneapolis youth between the ages of 14 and 16

League of Minnesota Cities

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Blue Thumb Sustainable Landcare Training

A program for youth and young adults to build experience in environmental work

Hiring and career fairs

For those looking to attend career fairs in Minnesota, whether seeking a job or seeking employees, explore the table below.


Attend a career fair or networking event

Updated 11/2023

People of Color Career Fair Fall/Spring Metro booth-$6k -$12k booth + networking breakfast-$15k-$21k Professionals/Adults "The Premier Networking and Hiring Experience for Professionals of Color in the Twin Cities" April 24th , 2024
Community Environmental Justice Expo Spring Metro Free University Students/ General Public Lily Dodge "Network, learn, and co-create for a greener future while sharing your experiences working on environmental justice in the community with undergrad students"
Great Futures Fair Spring Metro N/A Teens and young adults "Attendees, representing the next generation of the workforce, will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of hands-on, interactive opportunities with top Minnesota employers and education institutions."
Founders Day Career Fair Summer Metro N/A All "This opportunity provides students, alumni, and community members to meet with potential employers, explore job opportunities, and learn about different career paths."
National Society of Black Engineers Fall/Winter Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan University $1,000 Non-profit $3,500 Business $7,500 Collegiate and professional NSBE is a national organization that has 6 regions. Region 4 covers Minnesota and other midwestern states and the location of this regional conference changes each year.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Fall National N/A Professionals/Adults SHPE believes the most pressing problem facing the STEM industry is that the workforce has yet to reflect the diversity of our nation. We are bridging the gap between Hispanics and STEM.
CareerForce St. Cloud Fall Central Minnesota The major career fair at the convention center has a cost. Smaller events are free. All This is their major annual job fair held at the St. Cloud Convention Center. There is a cost. Fall is the major event at the St. Cloud Convention Center, also holds job fairs with the Regional Library, and also monthly onsite at the CareerForce St. Cloud off at the SCTCC
CareerForce Monticello / CMJTS Spring Central unknown, but not free All Tim Zipoy This is their major annual job fair during spring break week.
Duluth - City and CareerForce teams Year Round Northeast free All Betsy Hill Monthly
CareerForce Bemidji and RMCEP Fall Northwest N/A All Hartell, Angele (DEED)
Washington County / Woodbury Year Round Metro N/A All Wed Jun 14 10am-12pm - Forest Lake - Headwaters Service Center; Wed Jul 12 1-3pm - Woodbury Library; Wed Sep 6 1-3pm - Woodbury Library; Wed Oct 25 1-3pm - Woodbury Library-- I may try to add one in early Nov in Stillwater just to make sure that area is served. Right now we don?t have an industry focused for these so they are general.
Ramsey County Workforce Solutions Summer Metro N/A; Limited Slots - Register soon! All karyn.berg@CO.RAMSEY.MN.US
CareerForce Blaine / Anoka Year Round Metro none All Maria Lourey-Bowen Smaller onsite hiring events, every other week. Limits the hiring events to Anoka County employers
Chaska Year Round Metro no cost All Julia Kennedy - CareerForce in Chaska has already held their yearly Job Fair. We continue to plan monthly hiring events t they are welcome to reach out to learn more about.
Union Job and Resource Fair Summer Metro $100 Individuals interested in a union career Our goal is to connect individuals in our community with potential employers and local resources to create pathways towards a union career
Minneapolis Diversity Career Fair Summer Metro unknown, but not free All Discover and meet with companies committed to diversity! The Diversity Career Fair will give you the opportunity to meet with employers seeking to hire diverse candidates in multiple roles and industries. It is designed to bring employers and job seekers together in one place.
Government & Nonprofit Career Fair Fall Metro table $100, +$35 if electricity is needed The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.
College of Science and Engineering Career Fair Fall Metro $800 + $80 for each additional representative +$40 A/C Power current students and recent alumni from the College of Science and Engineering
Follow Your Dreams Career and College Fair Spring Metro N/A Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 from the Minneapolis Public Schools This initiative will create an engaging, one-stop-shop for 500 underserved students
INclusive Career Fair Spring N/A Members: $150 Non-members: $400 Candidates with disabilties
Minnesota Private Colleges' Job and Internship Fair Winter Metro Business: $700 Social Services: $250 Enrolled students at participating colleges
UMN ASCE Career Fair Fall Metro N/A Enrolled students at UMN Employeers need to contact Kenny Hoang for information to participate
Dunwoody College of Technology Fall Career Fair Fall Metro N/A Enrolled students at Dunwoody
Hennepin County Virtual Fair Summer Metro N/A Industries in the Twin Cities Area
Diversity Job & Internship Fair Winter Central Profit: $500, Non-profit: $300 MN University Students
Science, Engineering, & Medical Professions Fair Fall Central Profit: $500, Non-profit: $300 MN University Students
Career Day - St. Cloud State University Fall Central Profit: $500, Non-profit: $200 MN University Students
Minneapolis DiversityX Virtual Job Fairs Year Round N/A N/A Any
Moorhead Diversity Job Fair Summer Northwest $50 Students Held annually in June
Annual Alexandria Area Job Fair Winter Central $200 Any
Community Job Fair Central Lakes College Spring Northeast N/A Any
Minnesota State Mankato Career & Internship EXPO Fall South Central N/A Minnesota State University Mankato Students
University of Minnesota Crookston - Career & Internship Fair Fall Northwest $300 UMN Crookston Students
STEM-Fest Career Fair Fall & Spring Northeast $200-$450 UMN Duluth Students

Additional resources are in the works - check back soon!

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