With this economic scenario, we have lots of people asking questions on the Job scenario at the University of Minnesota. I hope this post will address your question if you have similar concerns lurking in the corner of your mind unanswered.
Minneapolis and St. Paul together are home to lots of big companies. And this is also head quarters to some of the most popular companies. This acts as a huge advantage to the students at U of M, as the chances of getting hired always increases with the number of companies present close to the University. This doesn't completely make the scenario better, but we are in an advantageous position over others.
We have lots of Career Fairs organized at the University where major companies present about their company, and take resumes from students. Some companies also conduct interviews when they come here. Apart from that, we also have Minnesota State Career Fair organized outside the University.
And the Career Center always offers guidance in preparing our Cover Letters and Resumes when we apply for jobs. They also conduct mock interviews to make us better prepared for the interviews. ISSS also organizes mock interviews and resume guidance sessions to International Students once in a while every semester. So, getting the best out of all these facilities available should definitely help us in making good jobs.
Here is a list of companies based on Minneapolis/St. Paul. Apart from these, there are many other companies which come from various other places across the country to hire talent from the University of Minnesota. With all this competitive advantage by becoming a student at this University, there is not much reason to worry about jobs. Go gophers!!!