February is career month at the University of Minnesota! Open to current students and recent alumni the month is chock-full of job fairs, networking events, webinars, and workshops.
Collected below are events and opportunities specific to design students and alumni. Visit UMAA’s Career Month webpage for more opportunities that are open to everyone!
Need help preparing? Reach out to Senior Career Consultant Brian Green, Career Consultant Paul Zheng, or explore the support services available to all design students and alumni. Are you an alumnus or employer who's hiring? Reach out to Employer Engagement Associate Sharon Heron.
Maroon and Gold Connections
Thursday, February 2 | 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Graduate Hotel Minneapolis
Maroon and Gold Connections is Career Month’s signature networking event for alumni of all colleges, industries, and career levels. Make new and meaningful connections and learn about career motivation from our distinguished speaker, Maggie Tomas. For those outside the Twin Cities, there is the option to view the keynote via live stream.
Learn more about Maroon and Gold Connections
Environmental Internship & Career Fair
Friday, February 3 | 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Connect with organizations for full-time opportunities and internships. At the fair, you'll be able to: explore opportunities, engage with employers, and make an impression that can help you to stand out in the job or internship application process. Prepare a resume, have an elevator pitch, and dress in a way that is authentic to you.
Register for the Environmental Career Fair
Find Your Fit and Love Your Career
Thursday, February 9 | 12:00–2:00 PM
Have you ever felt unhappy in a job role? Do you ever wish there was more to your job? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. According to a recent Gallup poll, job dissatisfaction is at an all-time high with employees experiencing staggering rates of both disengagement and unhappiness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While there are many factors that can contribute to job dissatisfaction, job fit is one that is within your control and is your responsibility to determine. This webinar will discuss the importance of fit when it comes to your job and overall career. It will provide you with strategies to reflect, discover, and define your fit in order to be successful in finding a career you love.
Wednesday, February 15 | 5:30–8:30 PM
Open to all architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design students, attendees will begin making connections with alumni and professionals in the field. Bring your portfolio or work samples, resume, and process iterations (optional) to share with professionals and get feedback.
Register for the Portfolio Event
Product Design Career Fair
Friday, February 17 | 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Companies want interested students and alumni to stop by their table, introduce themselves, and show one to three projects. You can show projects on your laptop or tablet, or as physical models/printed pieces. After showing your work, employers may want your resume, so bring plenty of copies to share.
Register for the Product Career Fair
UMN Job & Internship Fair
Friday, February 24 | 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Huntington Bank Stadium & McNamara Alumni
Explore unique job and internship opportunities in a variety of industries by connecting with 100+ employers. The UMN Job & Internship Fair will be open to all UMN students, and alumni for three years (2019–2022).