How-to: Virtual Career Fairs

UMD virtual career fairs take place on Handshake. Use your student login to search, register, and attend fairs.

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Step 1: Register for Career Fairs

  • Log in using the Handshake Students & Alumni button. Use your MyU Internet ID and password to enter.
  • From the homepage, select the EVENTS tab. Filter by CAREER FAIR and click on the fair for details. Register (purple button) or Bookmark (grey button) the fair.
  • Pro Tip: Student registration is open if you see a purple oval REGISTER button. 
EVENTS page showing upcoming fairs in GoldPASS powered by Handshake with CAREER FAIR and VIRTUAL selected as filters

Step 2: Update your Profile

Complete your profile to register for more employer 1:1 sessions.

Under MY PROFILE edit the following 2 sections for the most access to employers. Step-by-step instructions

  1. Under the Education section:
    • College (change to: University of Minnesota - Duluth)
    • Graduation date (called time period)
    • Major (select your UMD major)
    • GPA (employers can filter on cumulative GPA)
      Education section in your Handshake profile. University of Minnesota is the default school name. Under college list University of Minnesota Duluth, then fill out education level, time period, major, minor and GPA.
  2. Under the Name & Photo section:
    • School Year (first year, sophomore, junior, senior, etc.)
    • Preferred Name (optional)
      Name, photo placeholder, and school year section of a student GoldPASS powered by Handshake profile
  • Under the SETTINGS & PRIVACY section:

Step 3: Sign up for Sessions

  • Employer session types: 
    • 1:1 Session:
      A 1:1 conversation between one student and one recruiter for 10 minutes max. 
    • Group Session:
      A presentation with Q&A by one or more recruiters to 1- 50 students for 30 minutes max. 
    • Pro Tip 1: To sign up for sessions, you must have updated your profile and have your profile visible to employers.
    • Pro Tip 2: Can't see an employer's sessions? Follow the employer (star button) to receive a notification when their sessions become available.
  • How to sign up for sessions: 
UMD STEM Job & Internship Fair Available Sessions Tab in GoldPASS powered by Handshake


Step 4: Upload a Resume

  • Stand out to employers and upload your resume to you profile!


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