There are multiple ways to recruit at the University of Minnesota. We encourage you to connect with us for personalized advice.
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)
Present to or co-host an event with a student organization (contact directly or ask an employer relations staff member for help)
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:
Tips for Attracting Diverse Talent
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:
How Diversity Can Drive Innovation by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Need Help Thinking through Your DEI Recruiting Strategies?
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?