Retail Merchandising & Apparel Design Virtual Career Fair September 22, 1-4pm

Retail Merchandising & Apparel Design Career Fair

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Attend this virtual career fair to connect with organizations for full-time opportunities and internships.  At the fair, you'll be able to: explore career fields and opportunities you may be interested in pursuing, engage with employers about their organizations and what kind of skills they are seeking for their roles, as well as who to get in touch with to ask questions or learn more, and make an impression that can help you to stand out in the job or internship application process.

Prepare a resume, have your personal commercial ready, and dress professionally. You must register on GoldPASS powered by Handshake to attend this virtual event.  Students and alumni from UW-Stout, St. Catherine University, and the University of Minnesota are welcome at the fair. Fields represented:  Product development, product design, buying, visual merchandising, store management, planning, creative design, and technical design.

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

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

Need Help?

Employers Registered*

Advance Auto Parts
Asmodee North America
Christopher and Banks
CVS Health
Deluxe Corporation
JL Buchanan
Kohl's Corporation
Portu Sunberg
Target Corporation
The Creative Partners Group
The Luxury Shrink
The Stable
Von Maur

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

Prep Events

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

  • September 18
  • September 21
  • September 22

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

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