Co-op Job Fair
Every spring and fall semester, the Co-op Program hosts a Job Fair (the dates are on the Co-op Calendar). Employers participating in that semester’s interview week are invited to attend the Job Fair to meet current and prospective Co-op students.
Fall 2017 Employers
This list is continually being updated as employers register. Employers in italics will not be attending the Job Fair but will be attending Interview Week.
Abbott (previously St Jude Medical)
ACIST Medical Systems
Bosch Security Systems
Hereaus Medical Components
LifeFitness and Cybex
Milestone AV Technologies
QA1 Precision Products
The Toro Company
ThermoKing - Ingersoll Rand
Third Wave Systems
Who Should Attend?
Students accepted in the Co-op Program. Employers often create their initial interview list based on students they meet at the Job Fair.
Prospective Co-op students who are not sure if the program is for them. Don't forget that the deadline for applying to the Co-op Program is the day after the Job Fair!
Freshmen and sophomores not yet in their major. This will help you figure out how to fit the Co-op Program into your academic plan.
Why should I attend the Job Fair?
This is an opportunity to put a face to your resume and emphasize your strengths and explain your weaknesses. Some students say their formal interviews are easier because they've already met the employer representative at the Job Fair and have established a rapport with the potential interviewer.
If you know you are going to miss the spring break interview week, be sure to attend to increase your chances of being called in for an interview.
Oh, and there will be free pizza!
How should I prepare for the Job Fair?
Review the Co-op Job Fair Preparation Handout based on the CSE Career Center's Career Fair Preparation Guide.
View or download the Guidebook App (see the link in the sidebar) to learn more about the employers and their positions.
Bring multiple copies of your resume (see the Resume Writing Section for help on writing resumes) to distribute to company representatives.
Dress professionally in business casual attire.
Registration for the Job Fair is located on the Interview Week Registration Form. You must have a signed Employer Agreement on file to have a table at the Co-op Job Fair. Most employers who participate in the Job Fair also participate in that semester's Interview Week.
There is no charge for employers to have a table at the Job Fair. We will provide you with parking vouchers when you arrive and a complimentary pizza lunch will be served.
The Job Fair is held in the central court of the School of Architecture, Rapson Hall. As shown on the map in the sidebar, there is parking across the street in the Church Street Garage. Other parking can be found at the Washington Avenue Ramp (southeast of Rapson Hall) and at the 4th Street Ramp (northeast of Rapson Hall).
Note that the Co-op Job Fair is not the same as the College of Science and Engineering's Career Fair. For your convenience we try to schedule our Job Fair to be the day before or after CSE's Career Fair.
The Guidebook App is a mobile guide to the Fall 2017 U of M Engineering Co-op Job Fair on Thursday, September 21. It lists all of the employers who wil be interviewing for spring and summer 2018 Co-op positions. There are brief employer descriptions to learn what mjaors they are looking for, locations, and citizenship requirements.
The guide is continually being updated as new registrations come in.
Text Me the Phone App Link Be patient - it may take a few minutes to receive the download link.
QR Code to the guide, if you already have the app.
Download the U Minnesota Guidebook app to your device from the app store or by visiting guidebook.com/app/umn. Open the app. Search for and select the guide “Engineering Co-op Fall 17 Job Fair”. Download the guide.