You’re looking for high quality employees and we can help. Our graduates come from 17 of the best private liberal arts colleges in Minnesota. We can connect you with great candidates for internships and job openings.

Most of our member intuitions use Handshake as their recruiting platform. Once you a create a free account and post your position in Handshake, you simply choose which colleges you would like to receive your posting. Also be sure to check out the Job and Internship Fair and the Fall Recruiting Fair.

  • Augsburg University – Handshake
  • Bethany Lutheran College – contact the career services office
  • Bethel University – Handshake
  • Carleton College – Handshake
  • The College of St. Scholastica – Handshake
  • College of Saint Benedict – Handshake
  • Concordia College – Handshake
  • Concordia University, St. Paul – Handshake
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – Handshake
  • Hamline University – Handshake
  • Macalester College – Handshake
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Handshake
  • Saint John's University – Handshake
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota – Handshake
  • St. Catherine University – Handshake
  • St. Olaf College – Handshake
  • University of St. Thomas – Handshake

Why hire our students?

Here are four reasons why liberal arts graduates would make great additions to your organization.

Reason #1 – Transferable skills

Liberal arts graduates have ‘transferable’ skills that help them adapt quickly to new situations. Students receive a multi-disciplinary education, regardless of their major, and are equipped with skills applicable to all career paths. Examples of these skills include:

  • critical thinking
  • analytical problem-solving
  • excellent communication
  • adaptability
  • ability to contribute to team environments
Reason #2 – Well-rounded knowledge

Our candidates have a well-rounded foundation of knowledge in a variety of areas as well as in-depth knowledge in their majors. And they are ‘life-long learners’ who want to continue learning and growing professionally throughout their careers.

Reason #3 – Learning beyond the classroom

Our students’ learning beyond the classroom gives them an edge. All campuses are actively engaged in community-based learning and international education. Examples include:

  • Internships that provide ‘real-world’ experience and prepare interns for future careers. Internships benefit both interns and employers.
  • Experiential or service-learning courses that require service in the community and build on the information learned in the classroom. Both the learner and the community benefit.
  • Study abroad experiences that develop cultural competencies and prepare candidates to be effective in diverse and global workplaces.
Reason #4 – Interpersonal skills

Our graduates are confident and able to relate well to others. They leave school with leadership experience in student organizations, sports teams, theater productions and musical groups, making them flexible and prepared for a wide array of opportunities. Students and faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Overview of our students

In 2019-20 our students accounted for 29 percent of the bachelor’s degrees awarded in the state and 44 percent of master's degrees. About 53,000 students attend our 17 colleges and universities:

  • 72 percent are undergraduates
    • 68 percent are Minnesota residents
    • 29 percent are students of color and Native American students
    • 23 percent are first-generation
    • 20 percent of new students are transfer students
    • 59 percent are female
    • 41 percent are male
  • 28 percent are graduate students
Share of bachelor's degrees in Minnesota awarded by our institutions
  • 67 percent in legal professions and study degrees
  • 42 percent of physical science degrees
  • 42 percent of foreign language degrees
  • 38 percent of nursing degrees
  • 37 percent of math and statistics degrees
  • 37 percent of history degrees
  • 34 percent in health professions
  • 32 percent of business degrees
  • 32 percent of biological science degrees
Share of master's degrees in Minnesota awarded by our institutions
  • 100 percent of library science degrees
  • 100 percent of physician assistant degrees
  • 85 percent of family and consumer sciences/human sciences degrees
  • 72 percent of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees
  • 55 percent of education degrees
  • 55 percent of nursing degrees
  • 51 percent of business and management degrees
  • 50 percent of social work degrees
  • 50 percent of computer/information sciences degrees
  • 44 percent in legal professions and study degrees