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University of Minnesota campuses to host 2012 Minnesota Job and Internship Fair in Minneapolis Feb. 23

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service, jfalk@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720

February 9, 2012

All five University of Minnesota campuses will partner to host the 2012 Minnesota Job and Internship Fair, the biggest student career fair in Minnesota, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. More than 2,500 qualified University of Minnesota students and alumni from a wide variety of academic majors and experiences are expected to attend.

The fair aims to connect students with employers and organizations seeking to recruit for hundreds of diverse jobs and internships. More than 200 organizations—large and small, businesses and nonprofits, representing a variety of fields—will attend.

"In this economic environment, it's a particularly important opportunity for our students," said Jerry Rinehart, the university's vice provost for student affairs.

Notable employers presenting at the fair include Cargill, Target Corp., Thomson Reuters and TCF Bank. Registration is $10 online until Feb. 20 and $25 at the door.

The fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and U of M alumni who have graduated in the past three years. More information about registration, how to prepare, transit, parking and organizations in attendance is available at www.umjobfair.org.

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