Connect with Students
Looking to build your brand on campus and connect with Carlson School undergraduates? The Undergraduate Business Career Center offers a number of ways to support students outside of recruiting events. Please connect with your Employer Engagement Team member to discuss a personalized strategy for the needs of your organization.
To express your interest in volunteering, please email CarlsonGoldPASS@umn.edu.
BA 3000 Career Skills Course
Throughout this required course, instructors frequently tap into the knowledge of business professionals. Share your professional experiences, or what your company or organization is looking for in a potential employee, by speaking to a class.
The Undergraduate Business Career Center holds multiple workshops and panels throughout the year, and welcome volunteers to familiarize students with a particular industry and share expert knowledge regarding networking, job searching, and career skills. Opportunities include sponsorship of events, keynote speaking opportunities, and employer panels.
Each fall and spring, the Undergraduate Business Career Center hosts a bi-annual practice interview week, where volunteer interviewers conduct mock interviews with students. Consider volunteering for this event to help students sharpen their interviewing skills.
Help students improve and refine their resumes at this bi-annual event. Volunteers are needed at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.
The Carlson School Undergraduate Mentorship Program provides valuable career exploration and professional development opportunities by matching students with successful professionals from the Minneapolis/St. Paul business community, as well as professionals outside of Minnesota and around the world. Mentors can help students obtain their goals by responding to questions, providing network connections, and giving feedback on job search skills. You can choose to be matched long term with one student or available on a short term basis. Students have been using these short-term options to conduct industry research, do informational interviews, or have their resume reviewed by a professional in a field of industry. Sign up via the People Grove platform. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to sponsor a student event, case competition, or other programs? Connect with our Corporate Relations Team to talk about how you can give both time and funds to enhance the experiences of our undergraduates in and out of the classroom.
With over 40 student clubs and organizations, the Carlson School offers many ways to connect with a diverse group of students. Engage a student organization to build a presence on campus: Companies can sponsor a club event, speak at a meeting, host a site visit, or plan another activity. Reach out to a club directly or contact the Employer Engagement team to find the student organization that is the best match for your recruiting needs.
You can leverage former and future hires as brand ambassadors on campus. Typically students put in a few hours each week and they help generate excitement, awareness, and buzz about your company through seeking out unique opportunities that will connect students with your brand. With an array of events happening at the Carlson School, it’s great to have another set of eyes and ears keeping you in touch with ways to deepen your involvement and visibility.
If there are any Carlson School alums within your organization, include them in recruiting events, guidance regarding the Carlson experience, and also faculty connections. Alums are a fantastic addition to your recruiting efforts!