Ag Food Business Virtual Career Fair, September 23 1-4pm

Ag, Food, Business Career Fair

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Attend this virtual career fair to connect with organizations for full-time opportunities and internships.  Prepare a resume, have your personal commercial ready, and dress professionally.  All UMN students and alumni are welcome at the fair. You must register on GoldPASS powered by Handshake to attendFields represented:  Agriculture, Animal Science, Banking/Finance, Communication, Food Industry, Marketing, and Sales.

Virtual Career Fairs: Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Register for the Job & Internship Fairs

Step 2: Update & Complete Your Profile 

Set your profile to "community" to have complete access to both 1:1 and group sessions

  • To do this, click the photo icon at the right-hand top of the screen on your GoldPASS powered by Handshake homepage, and select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown menu. Scroll down to the privacy section and select Community. 
  • See this article on Changing Student Privacy Settings for additional help.

Complete your profile to qualify for employer 1:1 sessions

  • Go Under Education in “My Profile” to edit the following information
    • College
    • Graduation date (called time period in GoldPASS)
    • Major
    • GPA * (employers can filter on cumulative GPA)
  • Go Under the Name & Photo/Photo Placeholder in “My Profile” to edit: 
    • School Year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, etc)
  • Fill out Work Authorization under “Settings & Privacy"

Step 3: Sign up for sessions

  • You’ll be able to sign up for different types of sessions with employers. Group sessions will last 30 minutes with up to 50 students to participate in a presentation/Q&A with employers. One-on-one sessions will be between you and one recruiter and will last 10 minutes.
  • Need help signing up?
  • Note: In order to see and qualify for sessions employers have available during the fair, you will want to ensure you’ve completed step 2.

Step 4: Upload a Resume to Your Profile*

  • Employers will want to see your resume, and the only way for them to access it is through your profile. Make sure your resume is uploaded to your profile!
  • Check out this 1-minute video on how to upload your resume.
    *If you are a student who is hoping to explore the fairs and isn’t necessarily looking for job or internship opportunities, you do not need to complete these steps. However, we do highly encourage you to sign up for Group Sessions with employers to learn more about organizations, the work they do, and the opportunities they have for when you're ready to look for an internship or job.

Step 5: Review Additional Materials and Prepare Talking Points

Day of the Fair

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Employers Registered*

ACR Homes
AgReliant Genetics-AgriGold-LG Seeds
American Foods Group
BMO Financial Group
BNG Team
CFANS Graduate Programs
Christensen Farms & Feedlots
Compeer Financial
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Corteva Agriscience
Coyote Logistics
Crystal Valley
Elanco Animal Health
Gerten Greenhouse and Garden Center
Grain Millers
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Hormel Foods Corporation
Jennie-O Turkey Store
KEYENCE Corporation of America
Land O'Lakes
McCain Foods
Michael Foods
Midwest Poultry Consortium
Milk Specialties Global
Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)
Navy Talent Acquisition Group Northern Plains
Northwestern Mutual
Organic Valley
Penske Truck Leasing
Public Financial Management (PFM)
Schwartz Farms
The Scoular Company
Titan Machinery
USDA Food Safety Inspection Services
USDA NASS Upper Midwest Region
Wakefield Pork
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

*Compiled weekly, see GoldPASS for an up-to-date list

Prep Events

Career Fair Prep Sessions - Join to learn the best way to prepare for a virtual fair from our staff and get your questions answered by Land O'Lakes

  • September 18 from 12-12:50pm
  • September 22 from 3-3:50pm

Resume Review Mania - Get your resume reviewed by email in this resume review event on

  • September 18
  • September 21
  • September 22

Interviewing Workshop - After connecting with employers at the fair, attend this workshop to learn effective interviewing strategies to land that job or internship from our staff and get questions answered by Land O'Lakes

  • September 23 from 4-5pm 

Schedule an appointment - Would you like to meet with your career counselor to help prepare?

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