Helping companies recruit for diversity

Friday, January 30, 2009


ST. CLOUD, Minn. – In response to interest expressed by the business and nonprofit communities looking to help students from a variety of backgrounds find jobs in a down economy, St. Cloud State University is hosting its second annual Diversity Career Fair. 

Free and open to all job seekers with no advance registration required, the job fair is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.

The fair is a chance for 38 companies and organizations, including some of the state’s largest employers, to find job candidates with diverse backgrounds. The St. Cloud State Diversity Fair – one of only a few of its kind in Minnesota – is of special interest to employers because of the sizeable diverse population at the University, which has 1,334 domestic students of color.

Other employers taking advantage of the opportunity include General Mills, the City of St. Cloud, the Social Security Administration, Mayo Clinic, Cargill, Target, the NW Integrated School Districts, and the State of Minnesota.  

The fair has been organized by St. Cloud State’s office of Career Services with the help of Multicultural Student Services, GLBT Services, Student Disability Services, the American Indian Center and the Career Development Council.

St. Cloud State degrees balance strong liberal arts programs and foundations with specialized career preparation, offering approximately 17,000 students more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Contact:  Andy Ditlevson, Career Services, 320-308-4018, .

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