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Career Outcomes

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The University of Minnesota is dedicated to preparing graduates for the future. Whether you intend to further your studies or step into a career immediately after graduation, the University of Minnesota will give you the necessary tools for success.

Our location in the Twin Cities offers many internship and career opportunities, with 16 Fortune 500 companies in the metro area.

Real-World Experience

Under the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs, students can work in the U.S. in a job directly related to their major area of study either while in school or after graduating.

Some of the top employers for our international students include:

  • Aerotek
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Expedia
  • General Mills
  • Good Kids Education
  • Google
  • Kelly Services
  • Medtronic
  • Microsoft
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Open Systems International
  • Pace Analytical Services
  • Randstand Professionals 
  • Target

Career Centers

Each college offers specialized Career Centers that provide information and advice to students in planning for their future career successes. (Read student success stories here.) Services include:

Additional Resources for International Students

International students can receive career support through International Student and Scholar Services, including workshops each semester about work authorization options in the United States. The University also has an International Careers Consultant who offers specialized resources for international students, including:

  • Career events
  • Resources for U.S. job searches
  • Resources for job searches outside the U.S.
  • Alumni connections
  • Resources to prepare for graduate school

You can learn more about our career services for international students on the IELTSPodcast.