Design & Retail Career Fair

Design & Retail Career Fair with price tag, sewing machine, graphic design and drill images

Tuesday, September 19, 2023: 12-4pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

About the Fair

Connect with organizations for full-time opportunities and internships. At the fair, you'll be able to explore opportunities, engage with employers, and make an impression that can help you to stand out in the job or internship application process. While you're there, get a free headshot from a professional photographer!

Prepare a resume, have an elevator pitch, and dress in a way that is authentic to you. Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome.

This fair supports students in graphic design, apparel design, retail merchandising and product design and is open to all UMN students.

Register for the Fair


12-12:45pmStudent Internship PanelMN Commons, St. Paul Student Center
1-4pmCareer FairNorth Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

Resume Review Day

Get your resume reviewed by an employer and ask for tips on engaging with companies at the fair! Wednesday, September 13, 11am-1pm, 32A McNeal Hall

Sign Up for Resume Review

Career Fair Prep Session

Learn everything you need to know about the fair and ask our career consultants any questions before the big day. All attendees get a free padfolio! Friday, September 15, 11am-12pm, 32A McNeal Hall

Sign Up for Prep Session

Drop-In Career Prep

Meet with a career consultant before the fair, no appointment necessary. Monday, September 18, 1-4pm, 32 McNeal Hall

Free AI Resume Analysis

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Resume Book

Share your resume with employers before the fair! It's a great way to expand your options. The deadline to participate is Monday, September 18 at 8am.

Submit a Resume

Additional Ways To Prepare

Check out our tips on Preparing for a Career Fair or Make an Appointment with your career consultant to get ready.

Employers Registered

Andersen Corporation
Jaxen Grey
JL Buchanan
Kohl's Corporation
Made for Retail - Product Development and Design
Minnesota Twins
Portu Sunberg
Primp Boutique
Target HQ
Target Stores
The Bernard Group
The Creative Partners Group
Von Maur

*Compiled weekly, visit Handshake for an up-to-date list