LSBE Company Days

About Company Days

LSBE holds numerous Company Days, a time when potential employers come to our school to meet with prospective employees. 

Students speak with representatives in the LSBE Cyber Café, and company representatives often make classroom visits.

Representatives answer questions, offer refreshments, and deliver information about internship and career opportunities. 

LSBE hosts one company per Company Day, and about 15 companies per year. Company Days are coordinated by LSBE's Internship Director, Marte Kitson

Derek with NWM
Northwestern Mutual representative and LSBE alum Derek Daugaard speaks to an LSBE student during a Northwestern Mutual Company Day.

For businesses, a typical LSBE Company Day includes:

  • Presentation time in classes
  • Dedicated recruiting space in the LSBE Cyber Café
  • Wall monitor for company slideshow
  • Lunch with select LSBE administration, faculty, and staff
  • Event promotion via targeted email and five high-profile monitors
  • Complimentary campus parking 
  • Engagement opportunities with the UMD Career Center and Development Office
  • Event coordinators to make your visit smooth and hassle-free
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LSBE Company Days FAQs

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LSBE Company Days FAQs

What are the general Company Day guidelines and expectations for companies?

  1. Employers must be registered with Handshake and use inclusive recruiting practices
  2. Due to high demand and scheduling constraints, each company is limited to one visit per academic year. 
  3. Please plan to bring about 1-3 representatives.  
  4. Allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks of planning time before your visit to campus.
  5. Come prepared with your presentations, business cards, giveaways, and any visuals you would like to display.
  6. Provide us with a company logo so we can promote your visit.
  7. Class visits that contribute meaningful content to classroom discussion and are strongly encouraged. We can provide you with classroom information to help you tailor your class time activities. 

I want to schedule a Company Day. What are my options?

Option 1: Full day schedule

  • Present to 2-4 classes.
  • Recruit in the LSBE Cyber Café.
  • Eat a catered lunch with LSBE administration, faculty, and staff. 
  • Meet the Career Center Employer Engagement team.

Option 2: Half day schedule 

  • Present to 1-2 classes.
  • Recruit in the LSBE Cyber Café.
  • Eat lunch with LSBE faculty and/or staff in the Food Court.

How do I request a Company Day?

Complete the LSBE Company Day Request Form. Please note that given the limited number of openings we have each semester, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Which companies have previously participated in LSBE Company Days?

3M • ALLETE, Inc. • American Family Insurance • Andersen Corporation • Baker Tilly  • Boom Lab • C.H. Robinson • Cintas • Coyote Logistics • Enterprise Mobility • EY Minneapolis • Fastenal • Federated Insurance • Ferguson • Highjump • Hormel Foods • Keyence • maurices • Meditech • Microsoft • Minneapolis Financial Group • Navegate • Northwestern Mutual • Ovative Group • Polaris • Target Corp. • Taylor Corporation • TCF Bank Corporation • TEKsystems • Thrivent • Uline • UnitedHealth Group • United Rentals • U.S. Department of State • Western National Insurance

How do I recruit non-business students?

If your company is looking to engage with non-business students, please contact the UMD Career Center to learn about ways to engage with other schools and colleges at UMD at [email protected], (218) 726-7985.

How do I learn more about hiring international students?

Did you know that hiring international students for term employment is free and does not require sponsorship? 

Curricular and Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) are cost-free ways to hire international students that do not require sponsorship. You can find more information on this one-pager about Ways to Hire University of Minnesota International Students

Questions? Contact International Student Services [email protected], (218) 726-7305.