Participants at a past Career Fair.

Participants at a past Career Fair.

A Career Fair and Career Services Center will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in April as part of the 25th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.

Both are sponsored by Cargill and are free and open to the public.

  • More than 50 Midwest companies will participate in the Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.  The companies are seeking professionals who hold or are working toward the minimum of a bachelor’s degree, college students, veterans and professionals in business, engineering and information technology.
  • The Career Services Center will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. It will offer one-to-one job-search services, including sessions dedicated to veterans and those currently serving in the military.

Career experts will help participants with résumés, elevator speeches, interview preparation and job-search strategies. Handouts will be available, including sample résumés and a guide to converting military terms to civilian terms.

Participants at a past Career Fair.

Participants at a past Career Fair.

  • The half-day seminar “Leaders in Veteran Employment” will run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 9. The Multicultural Forum, in partnership with U.S. Bank and the U.S. Department of Labor, will provide information on military culture and state initiatives to help employers hire veterans.

The Multicultural Forum is presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in partnership with the National Black MBA Association Twin Cities.

More information can be found on the forum’s website, by phone at (651) 962-4377 or email at mcf@stthomas.edu.