Built Environment Career Fair

Built Environment Career Fair

Friday, October 1, 2021: 9am-3pm
Virtual on Handshake

Virtual Event for 2021!

We will remain a virtual event for fall 2021 to ensure health and safety for students, employers and staff. Remaining virtual for this fall career fair will allow equal opportunity for all students and employers to attend this career fair without the burden of travel costs and other logistical issues. We appreciate your understanding and support of this Career Fair and to students as they engage with you and navigate career opportunities.

The Built Environment Career Fair, interviews, and information sessions will all be held virtually this fall. You will be able to network with talented students seeking full-time positions and internships through virtual platforms. We will be working with Handshake to host our upcoming virtual career fair, to create an intuitive, user-friendly experience for students and employers.

Hiring in 2021-2022?

Are you looking for talented and diverse students to work for your company who have training and expertise in Construction Management, Facilities Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Building Science and Landscape Architecture?

If you will be hiring for full-time or internships for the 2021-2022 year, register now to attend this InterCollegiate Virtual Career Fair and meet students from the nine upper Midwest Schools of Construction Management and these allied programs. In partnership with Construct*ium, the Career Fair is an event organized to attract students from the upper Midwest region schools of Construction Management including Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Dunwoody Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin Stout, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, St. Cloud State University, and, of course, the University of Minnesota. Please note that a portion of your registration fees goes to support the Student Groups from the participating schools.

Event Details

The University of Minnesota Construction and Facility Management program, the University of Minnesota Construction Management Student Association and Career & Internship Services are proud to host this annual intercollegiate event on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

We extended the hours of this fair to accommodate employer and student schedules. Attend the hours that fit your schedule and don’t forget to schedule some BREAK time!

Career Fair Fees

Standard Registration : $200

Government/Nonprofit Registration: $100

Sponsorship: Deadline: August 13, 2021

Increase your brand awareness by sponsoring this fair.

Gold: $1,000 - (Company logo on Handshake, reminder emails + Candidate Prep Materials and LinkedIn.)

Silver: $500 - (Company logo on Handshake & reminder emails to students)


All registrations must be submitted through Handshake. Don’t have an employer account on Handshake? View this guide on Getting Started with Handshake: Employers to create your employer account.

Register for the Fair

Note: During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 100 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students later this summer. To learn more about these features​ check out this Handshake-hosted training webinar.  

Upon registration, we’ll review the details you submitted for approval and we'll follow up with details about how to engage with students in this virtual environment, including:  

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Group information meetings with up to fifty students
  • 10-minute 1:1 private student meetings  

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2021

Due to the setup required in our virtual career fair platform, employers who register after August 20th may see lower student engagement. Student registrations opens on September 1.

Payment Deadline: August 31, 2021

After your registration is approved, you will receive an invoice which will direct you to log into Handshake to pay your fee. At that time you will be able to pay via credit card or check.

Cancellation Deadline: August 31, 2021

There will be no refunds after this date.

To cancel your registration please email [email protected].

Posting Your Jobs and Scheduling Interviews

We strongly encourage you to post your jobs in Handshake to ensure they are visible to candidates in advance of the Career Fair. Students are more likely to engage with you if they know what types of positions are available at your company. Postings are active for 60 days.

Schedule Virtual Interviews

Planning to interview candidates in the weeks following the fair?

You can conduct virtual interviews (via computer or phone) for your full-time and internship opportunities. These interviews should be hosted using your own communications platform (Skype, Zoom, WebEx).


Please contact Sharon Heron, Employer Engagement Associate at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the Virtual Fall 2021 Built Environment Career Fair and partnering with you for a successful recruiting year!