Career Fair employer registration confirmation information

Spring 2020 CSE Career Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
Noon-5 p.m.
3M Arena at Mariucci

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Thank you for registering for the Spring 2020 College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Career Fair. This fair is sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering Career Center with help from the University of Minnesota Student Chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. This is the official college-sponsored career fair.  

This document contains logistical information for employers registered for this event including important deadlines and day-of logistical information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

What you need to know

Important Dates

Payment Due
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Payment is due by Friday, Jan. 17.  Payments are accepted by credit card in your GoldPASS registration or by check. Invoices are generated when you have been approved by the event administrator. If payment is not received by January 17, your spot is not guaranteed. If you need an additional copy of your invoice please contact

Cancellation Deadline
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after this date.

Deadline to add representatives or power
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

This is the last day to make changes to your registration and to add representatives or power (pending availability).

Shipping dates
Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

*** All shipments must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 29. If your package(s) are not received by this date, we cannot guarantee it will be delivered to the event venue in time for the fair.

See shipping instructions section below for more information about shipping

Location and Map

The College of Science and Engineering Career Fair is at

3M Arena at Mariucci
1901 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus map.

Shipping Instructions

(Shipping window: Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020)

Due to limited storage space, packages can only be delivered to an outside vendor we are using for storage. Please review details carefully before shipping your packages.

  1. Shipments must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 29. Shipments arriving after this date are not guaranteed to be delivered to the fair.
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE: Clearly label packages with the following:
    UMN College of Science and Engineering Career Fair
    Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
    Your ORGANIZATION NAME on all sides.
    It is important that your organization name is clearly listed (as it is on the registration in GoldPASS) so we can ensure your package is at your booth upon arrival.
  3. Packages should be shipped to the following address:
    Mohawk Moving and Storage
    8271 W 35W Service Drive
    Minneapolis, MN 55449

For questions about shipping your packages, contact:
Mohawk Moving & Storage
Dennis Brink


A FEDEX Air and a UPS Ground pickup will be arranged at the fair site for packages to be picked up the next morning. You will be responsible for providing completed packing slips for each item to be returned.

If you are unable to use FEDEX Air or UPS Ground, you will be responsible for arranging the pickup and shipment of your packages at the end of the fair. Overnight storage will not be available.


Registration includes admission for three representatives. You may register additional representatives for a fee of $70 per person until the deadline. Companies will be charged $100 per person for any rep that attends the career fair and is not pre-registered.  For information on splitting shifts, please see below. We request you have no more than five representatives at a table at any given time due to space limitations.

Splitting Shifts

Employer representatives may choose to split shifts throughout the day. However, only the number of registered reps will be provided with meal tickets and parking vouchers. If an employer wishes to split shifts among multiple staff members, every staff member must be registered and paid for. The Career Center will bill employers after the Career Fair for additional representatives that show up the day of the event. Additional meal tickets and parking vouchers will NOT be available for purchase the day of the fair. If additional reps would like to have meals provided and receive a parking voucher, those representatives need to be registered in GoldPASS prior to the fair.


Employer representatives who are registered for the career fair should park in the following lots in the order they are listed (if a lot is full, please go to the next lot on the list). It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the Career Fair entrance, so we encourage you to drop off your materials at the loading dock if you would like assistance.

Download a map of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis East Bank with parking locations

  1. Lot 37
    1811 5th St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    This lot is across from Mariucci Arena Loading Dock and the Baseline Tennis Center.
  2. Maroon Lot
    2010 6th St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    This lot is on the north side of TCF Bank stadium.
  3. 4th Street Ramp
    1625 4th St. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    This ramp is 1 block west of Mariucci Arena.

Registered employers will receive a parking coupon when they check in at employer registration (payment is upon exit). If you are unable to park in one of the above lots, please park in a University of Minnesota lot or ramp to receive parking validation.

Drop-off/Loading Dock

Volunteers will be available 10:30 a.m.–Noon to assist employers who would like to drop-off packages at the 3M Arena at Mariucci loading dock.

3M Arena at Mariucci Arena loading dock
1912 5th Street SE      
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Entering the Career Fair

Please enter Mariucci through the Main Entrance (east side of the venue) to check-in (material drop off is located at the loading dock).

Mariucci Arena Main Entrance
1901 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Packing-Up/Leaving the fair

Volunteers are not available to assist employers with moving materials out of the venue at the end of the event. Employers should plan the quantity of materials accordingly and if they plan to have multiple packages it is recommended that they bring a collapsible dolly to the event.

Event Schedule

10:30 a.m.
Doors open for representatives
Check-in / booth setup

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A catered lunch will be provided in the Mariucci Club Room

Doors open to students

5 p.m.   
Doors closed to students

Morning following the Career Fair        
UPS Ground and FedEx Air scheduled pick-up (employers are responsible for packaging and completed packing slips for each package being shipped)      


A catered lunch will be provided for registered attendees in addition to light snacks throughout the day.  Standard dietary accommodations (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) will be accounted for.

Disability Accommodations

If you or one of your representatives needs additional information or assistance with a disability accommodation please contact the Career Center prior to February 1.

Mother’s Room

There will be two mother’s rooms available for use throughout the entirety of the fair located on the upper level.

Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels located on or near campus:

The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-379-8888 or 800-822-6757

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-333-4646 or 800-448-3663

Aloft Minneapolis
900 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-455-8400 or 877-GO-ALOFT

Ask for the University of Minnesota rate when reserving a room.

You can find a list of other hotels that offer special rates for visitors to campus.

What to Bring to the Fair

Your registration includes a 6-foot x 3-foot table. Please bring a table cloth (one will NOT be provided) and signage to display your company’s name, but please avoid bringing over-sized floor displays that could block the flow of traffic. If you’d like, feel free to bring brochures, position descriptions, and giveaways for students.  Please present a business card at employer registration, and feel free to bring additional business cards to distribute to students you meet throughout the day.

Free guest wireless internet is available, however, the connection may be limited at the venue. If wireless access is vital for you, please plan to bring a mobile hot-spot.

The career fair will be held in 3M Arena at Mariucci Arena, which is the University of Minnesota's ice hockey arena. The temperature can be cool, so you should dress accordingly.

On Campus Recruiting and Connecting with Career Services

If you are interested in scheduling an on-campus recruiting visit through the College of Science and Engineering Career Center, contact the Career Center at 612-624-4090 or

Interviews Following the Career Fair

Due to large demand, employers are able to reserve a maximum of two interview rooms on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after the Career Fair. The cancellation deadline for interview rooms being utilized following the career fair is Friday, Jan. 5. There will be a cancellation fee of $75 per room if rooms are cancelled or not used after this date.

Posting Your Jobs and Internships

We strongly encourage you to post your jobs in GoldPASS powered by Handshake to ensure they are visible to candidates in advance of the Career Fair. Posting your positions here allows us to help you promote your positions to students attending the event and to help students prepare for the Fair. If students need to apply for your positions directly through your organization, GoldPASS allows you to specify that.

You can search resumes in GoldPASS prior to the Career Fair and reach out directly to candidates to encourage them to stop by your booth.  Contact the CSE Career Center with any questions.

Please Note: When promoting your position to students at the fair, the student cannot search by the Job ID number in Handshake. Instead, please ask students to search by position title and company name.

Contact Information               

Caitlin Perszyk
Employer Relations Coordinator
College of Science and Engineering Career Center
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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