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Career Center
198 McNeal Hall (St. Paul) or 411 ST&SS Building (Minneapolis)
(612) 624-2710
This is the career center for CCE, CDes, and CFANS students.
Career Center
209 Humphrey School, 301 19th Ave. S
(612) 624-3800
This is the career center for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Career Center
390 Shepherd Labs, 100 Union St. SE
(612) 624-4090
This is the career center for students in the science and engineering programs.
Career Center
411 ST&SS Building
(612) 624-7577
This is the career center for CLA (College of Liberal Arts) students.
Career Center
411 ST&SS Building
(612) 624-7577
This is the career center for College of Education + Human Development students (CE+HD).
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career assessments
  • Help with resumes and cover letters
  • Job postings
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • The bookstore, Coffman and St. Paul student centers
  • CA/RA for residence halls (free housing!)
  • Goldy's Gameroom
  • Gopher spots (coffee, snack shops)
  • Onestop office
  • Recreation center jobs
  • Disability Services
  • Starbucks in Coffman
  • TA for a professor
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Tech assistant
  • Walter, Magrath, Wilson, Andersen libraries
  • Lab assistants/researchers
  • Student union
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Dining hall (easily available, but limited hours/low wage)
  • Custodial/janitorial jobs
  • Residence security (busting people for parties)
  • Handing out fliers/samples
  • Landscaping
  • Housekeeping jobs
  • Facilities
  • Dorm maintenance
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Mesa Pizza
  • Fortune 500 companies (downtown)
  • Uptown
  • NOvA lab for science and engineering majors
  • The Library bar in Dinkytown
  • Mall of America
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Rosedale Center mall
  • Target
  • Target Field
  • The Tea Garden
  • 3M
  • Purple Onion CafĂ©
  • Annie's Parlour
  • Loring Pasta Bar
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • YMCA
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • By visiting the website, students can find other employment opportunities geared toward their major. Some major departments have a list that sends emails about job or internship opportunities. For example, the English department sends all of the emails regarding jobs or internships focusing on English to all English majors. This idea is wonderful for students who do not have much time to peruse the Internet and other informational resources in order to find internships or jobs. As for majors requiring research, a student can simply email his or her professors to see if any research positions are open or if any other professor is conducting them. This is common for the science majors at the U of M. Another great resource is It is a website that links students to the community, the state, and often to opportunities far away. Create an account with the U of M email, and a student can search for jobs and internships. Filters can be used based on interests, majors, or pay. It is recommended that people use this resource because it is a great way to take advantage of the close proximity to downtown Minneapolis, where many internships and jobs open up.
  • It is highly encouraged that students get involved in jobs and internships as soon as possible. Sophomore year is an ideal year to start getting some hands-on out-of-class experience. And U of M offers great career services to be utilized by students, so make an effort and reap the benefits!
  • The University of Minnesota offers many jobs and internships. By going to the U of M Human Resources website (, a student can find an on- or off-campus job, part time or full time. If one does not have Internet access, the student can visit the Job Center in 170 Donhowe Building, 319 15th Ave. It is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Check the postings there to see what is available. If a student is just looking for a job to earn some extra cash while in college, there will be fliers all over campus. Since East Bank is in the hub, jobs can be found at any store from Jimmy John's, Bruegger's, the bookstore, or at Dining Services. Dinkytown also has openings.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • 3M
  • Best Buy
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Target
  • Wells Fargo

Student Polls

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 131 responses

  • 50% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 40% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 8% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 1% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 130 responses

  • 32% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 54% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 12% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 2% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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