Recruiting On Campus

There are multiple ways to recruit at the University of Minnesota. We encourage you to connect with us for personalized advice.

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Posting to Handshake

This is the easiest and fastest way to reach the broadest audience of students. Learn more and post positions at

Make sure to note our policies for posting to Handshake.

Career fairs

Fairs are typically hosted in the fall and spring. We have both large, general career fairs, and specialized fairs by field(s). See our career fair calendar for a schedule and login to Handshake to register.

On campus interviews (virtual option available)

We have multiple interview centers on campus as well as a virtual option for interviewing students. They are all free of charge.

*On campus interviews are reserved for full-time positions that require a bachelor's degree and for internships that require students to be working toward a bachelor's degree.

How to Request an Interview

Request and manage an interview schedule by creating an account on Handshake and clicking on "Request an Interview." Employer relations/engagement staff will be in touch to coordinate details after the request is received.

We suggest submitting requests early, especially during our busy recruiting seasons in the fall and spring, and checking our academic calendar to avoid selecting dates during breaks.

Build your brand

There are many ways to engage on campus to build awareness of your organization:

  • Attend networking events (search for and register through Handshake)

  • Host an information session (create an event on Handshake) or site visit (coordinate with an employer relations staff member)

  • Volunteer for a classroom panel discussion (express your interest to an employer relations staff member)

  • Mentor students

  • Present to or co-host an event with a student organization (contact directly or ask an employer relations staff member for help)

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Salary Information

Ready to hire, but not sure what salary to offer? There are a number of resources to help you get an idea of typical salary ranges based on the type of position, desired qualifications, type of organization (private, government, non-profit, etc), and geographic region:

There is also a data-based publication for purchase:

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Recruiting

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Tips for Attracting Diverse Talent


One way to help attract a more diverse pool of talented applicants can be by revising your position descriptions. See our diversity recruitment tips (PDF) for suggestions.

Benefits of a Diverse Candidate Pool

With an increasingly diverse market, hiring a diverse team will help businesses maintain and/or surpass their present success during the projected demographic shifts:

Need Help Thinking through Your DEI Recruiting Strategies?


Contact us. Fill out this contact request form and list 'DEI recruitment strategies' under 'What is your question or comment?'

Questions to Ask Your Organization

It is great that you are looking for a diverse talent pool. Here are a few questions to help you get started:

  • How does your organization define diversity?

  • What kind of diversity recruitment strategies has your organization implemented thus far? What has worked well for you?

  • Employee retention of diverse talent is often an area of concern for many employers, what is your organization doing to contribute to employee satisfaction and promotion of an inclusive environment? Employee Resource Groups, Diversity and Inclusion Training?

Share your Organization's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Share your organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion statement with potential candidates. Statements will be shared with students here.