Built Environment Virtual Career Fair, October 2 10am-1pm

Built Environment Career Fair

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This free virtual career fair is open to all students and alumni to network with employers for full-time jobs and internships.  University of Minnesota students must register on GoldPASS powered by Handshake to attend.  If you're affiliated with another institution outside of the University of Minnesota, please use this link to registerFields represented: Construction management, architecture, building science and technology, engineering, facility management, interior design, and landscape architecture

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*

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
ARCO the Design/Building Experts
C.S. McCrossan
DLR Group
Doran Companies
Frerichs Construction
Gardner Builders
Great River Energy
Greystone Construction Company
Hensel Phelps
HGA Architects and Engineers
IRONMARK Building Co.
JE Dunn Construction
JL Schwieters Building Supply and Construction
JLG Architects
Knutson Construction
Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Loeffler Construction & Consulting
LS Black Constructors
LSE Architects
New Hudson Facades
Obernel Engineering
Parsons Electric
Ryan Companies
Terra Construction
The Boldt Company
Water Resources Group
Weis Builders
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

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

Hosted by

College of Continuing and Professional Students, College of Design, and Career & Internship Services.  In partnership with Construct*ium, students and alumni from the upper Midwest region schools of Construction Management are invited to attend:

  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Iowa State University
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • North Dakota State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin Stout

Prep Events

Career Fair Preparation - Join to learn the best way to prepare for a virtual fair

  • September 29 from 4-6pm

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

  • September 28
  • September 29

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

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