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Employers

Welcome to the Winona State University Employer Homepage!
Please use the following drop-down menu to locate recruiting services and tools offered through Career Services at Winona State University.

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We are pleased to offer you an individualized employer user account in Warrior Jobs, Winona State's free online recruiting system for students and alumni. Please use our Quick Start Guide (PDF) to get started.

If you are a new recruiter taking over for a previous employee, please update your company profile information. We would appreciate it if you would provide us with current information about your company, including your website address. We look forward to working with you!

WSU posts all part-time positions, internships, and full-time jobs in Warrior Jobs. We strongly encourage you to create both an employer profile and user account in Warrior Jobs, so that you will be able to post positions regularly.

Note: Positions posted in Warrior Jobs must be connected to a registered business. Career Services will not post positions (babysitting, yardwork, etc.) from individual families or community members.


Post a Job

When posting positions please make sure to provide a detailed description including:

  • Job title
  • Qualifications
  • Required application materials
  • Preferred application process

Post an Internship

When posting an internship, please list whether or not:

  • Internship is paid vs. unpaid
  • Whether your company is open to working with WSU academic departments to offer credit

Expand your Search

Also available to employers is the Hire MN Grads (Minnesota State Universities Consortium) site. Please feel free to create an employer account and use this site to hire students and alumni from the seven MN State Universities


Find Volunteers

If you are seeking volunteers, please contact the Director of Student and Community Engagement at Winona State University, 507.457.2949. Volunteer positions are not posted in Warrior Jobs, unless they are year-of-service positions (AmeriCorps, Peace Corps).

 Internships for credit are housed in the academic departments at Winona State University. Some of the for-credit internships are a requirement of an academic program, others are an elective option within the academic major. Students also have the option to seek out a non-credit internship; the experience will not be connected with their academic studies.


Post an Internship

If you are interested in sharing internship opportunities with your organization, please post your internship position(s) in Warrior Jobs.


Targeted Internship

If you would like to have your internship opportunity targeted to particular majors and academic departments, after you have posted your position in Warrior Jobs, please send an email titled Targeted Internship to career@winona.edu and list in the body of the email those academic departments you would like to target.


Promote Your Internship

Please consider promoting your internship opportunities at the WSU Career Expo or WSU Summer Opportunities Fair (learn more in the Register for a Fair tab).


Note: Winona State University strongly encourages students to pursue paid internship positions and/or internships for-credit.

You will find our fairs to be a great way to build your brand on the WSU Winona campus. These annual events will provide a one stop place to collect resumes, interview and recruit qualified candidates. Click the fair name to be directed to registration information. Please note: all on-campus fairs require employer registration in Warrior Jobs. Registration pages can be located under the Career Events tab on the top navigation bar. Email Career Services for more information.


WSU Part-time Job Fair (registration closed)
August 28, 2015
Winona State University, Student Union, Winona, MN
Host: WSU Career Services
Participants: students seeking part-time work in the Winona area while pursuing a degree at Winona State University.


WSU Career Expo (registration closed)
October 8, 2015
Winona State University, McCown Gymnasium, Winona, MN
Host: WSU Career Services
Participants: WSU upperclassmen seeking internships, full-time positions and graduate programs. Employers are welcome to schedule full day, first-round interviews on campus October 9th.


MN Government and Non-Profit Career Fair (registration closed)
October 23, 2015
University of Minnesota, Coffman Center, Minneapolis, MN
Host: MN College & University Career Services Association.
Participants: all students exploring careers in government and nonprofit.


MN State Universities Job & Internship Fair (registration open!)
February 26, 2016
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Host: MN State Universities
Participants: upperclassmen seeking internships, full-time employment, and graduate programs.


WSU Summer Opportunities Fair (registration open!)
February 18, 2016
Winona State University, East Hall, Winona, MN
Host: WSU Career Services and Adult Continuing Education, RTTR Department
Participants: all students seeking summer classes, employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities over summer break.


Minnesota Education Job Fair (registration coming soon!)
April. 18, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
Host: MN Education Job Fair Association
Participants: teaching candidates receiving licensure within at least 6 months after graduation and students seeking non-teaching (school counselors, nurses, principals) positions in education.

Step One

Determine how you would like to connect with WSU students. Career Services offers the following options or combination of options:

  • Schedule on-campus interviews (1/2 day or full day)
  • Host a Meet & Greet session (typically held in late afternoon, early evening)
  • Host a table in the WSU Student Union (often reserved around mid-day)
  • Attend an on-campus fair (register in Warrior Jobs)

Please carefully read WSU Employer Eligibility & Recruiting Policy before proceeding to step two.
Note: WSU candidates are primarily seeking full-time entry-level positions or internships


Step Two

Review WSU’s on-campus recruiting calendar (PDF) before selecting your preferred dates.


Step Three

Please fill out the On-campus Interview Form (PDF) and email it to career@winona.edu, or call our Career Services Events Coordinator at 507.457.5340 to schedule your visit.

Note: A typical interview day consists of twelve 30-minute interview times; however, online schedules can be customized to meet your needs.

You will receive a notification when your interview schedule has been created in Warrior Jobs. Employers have the option of pre-screening resumes and selecting the candidates they wish to interview or use an open schedule.

Employer are welcome to maximize their visit by scheduling multiple visit options; however, our policy allows employers to schedule one one-hour Meet & Greet and one 4-hour table reservation per academic semester. Employers may schedule two on-campus interview schedules per academic year.


Step Four

Visit campus

The Warrior Success Center welcomes partnerships with employers and community leaders in the Winona and Rochester communities to enhance the career development of WSU students. If interested in participating in these programs, contact career@winona.edu and list Partnership Program in the title of the email. Here are several of our programs:


Employer Q & A Days

A program designed to bring employers to campus to answer questions, provide interview tips, critique resumes, and give other relevant job search information, as well as insight into their respective organizations and companies. We welcome representatives from private industry, non-profit organizations and government agencies, and from Fortune 500 companies to local and regional employers

Warrior Employer Community Impact Program

A mentorship program in which employers and Winona State students engage in half or full day community service projects together to have a positive impact on the community. Students network with employers while working with greater social issues in community development, public service, and social responsibility.

Networking Events

Networking opportunities are held throughout the academic year. Career Services welcomes involvement of community leaders, employers and alumni to provide opportunities for current students to learn the value of networking, provide opportunities for networking and learn networking best practices.

Mock Interviews

The Career Services hosts mock interview events to help students prepare for job interviews.

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,800 students.

The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.


Students and academic programs Resources

Fast Facts about WSU Students
WSU Academic Programs

On-campus Recruiting Program

Employers requesting to recruit on the WSU Campuses (Winona and Rochester) shall first obtain approval into the On-campus Recruiting Program through Career Services. Career Services will not vouch for the legitimacy of any recruiter on campus that has not been approved into the program. Campus departments approached by employers must determine whether to refer recruiters to Career Services or assume primary responsibility for the legitimacy of the recruiter.

Eligible employers who participate in Winona State University’s on-campus recruiting program must abide by the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals as published by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE). These principles provide a framework for professional relationships among colleges/universities, employing organizations, and candidates. Additionally, all organizations must also conform to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission policies regarding Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity and all applicable Equal Opportunity Laws.


On-campus events

Each employer may schedule one Meet & Greet (one hour) session and reserve one table (four hour maximum) in the student union per academic semester.


On-campus interviews

Each employer may conduct up to two on-campus interview schedules per academic year (this does not include Career Expo Interview Day).


WSU Career & Job Fairs

Organizations eligible to attend WSU career and job fairs must be recruiting for current or future positions where a degree is sought or supports the pursuit of a degree. Employers who participate in on-campus job fairs and intend on hiring students currently taking classes at WSU will make an effort to accommodate student class schedules. All employer registrations are final; no refunds are given. In the event that WSU is forced to cancel an event, Career Services may offer a refund.


Warrior Jobs Employer User Accounts

Employers who create a user account must agree to the Warrior Jobs Employer User Agreement, which lays out all guidelines and practices of the WSU on-campus recruiting program, before receiving access to the Warrior Jobs system.


Third-party Recruiters

Eligible third-party recruiters who wish to participate in WSU’s on-campus recruiting program must abide by the Principles of Professional Practice – Third Party Recruiters as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and conform to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission policies regarding Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Opportunity and all applicable Equal Opportunity Laws.

Note: Winona State University reserves the right to refuse access to WSU’s on-campus recruiting program due to any of the following: failing to adhere to these policies and principals; violating any local, state or federal laws; or any other behavior or conduct which, in the discretion of the WSU Career Services, warrants denial of service or access.


I. Purpose

To protect the employment rights of WSU students and alumni, ensuring equal access to employment opportunities; ensure confidentiality of student information; ensure best hiring practices are being applied during the recruiting process; and establish clear expectations and guidelines in order to develop professional relationships with employers.


II. Definitions

On-campus Recruiting Program – formal program allowing employers access at Winona State University to recruit students for internships, advanced degree programs, and part-time and full-time employment through a series of channels including: career & job fairs, on-campus interviews, events (tabling and Meet & Greet sessions), and Warrior Jobs user accounts.

WSU career and job fairs - fairs where WSU is the primary host, most often held on one of the WSU campuses (Rochester or Winona). Examples include: Career Expo; Part-time Job Fair; Summer Opportunities Fair.

Third-party recruiters - Agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment (i.e. employment agencies, search firms, and contract recruiters).

  • Employment Agencies - Organizations that list positions for a number of client organizations and receive payment when a referred candidate is hired. The fee for listing a position is paid either by the firm listing the opening (fee paid) or by the candidate who is hired
  • Search Firms - Organizations that contract with clients to find and screen qualified persons to fill specific positions. The fees for this service are paid by the clients.
  • Contract Recruiter - Organizations that contract with an employer to act as the employer's agent in the recruiting and employment function.

Q: Can I just send you my Job Vacancy description for WSU students to see?

A: For the most effective distribution of your listing, you should register on-line with Warrior Jobs to post your position. Announcements received in our office via email, mail or fax will be added to the online system.


Q: I can't schedule a time to visit WSU, but am interested in hiring WSU students and recent alumni. What are my options?

A: Career Services can still help! WSU students and/or recent graduates who meet or exceed your qualifications may have a resume on-line in Warrior Jobs. With the implementation of our online job posting and resume system you will be able to do a query and print off resumes of candidates you may be interested in.


Q: I would like to present in a classroom. What steps do I need to take to present?

A: Employer presentations in the classroom are at the discretion of the professor teaching the course. With only a limited number of classroom hours each semester, faculty who do invite employers into the classroom are often requesting that the employer contribute to the lessons of the day. Often employers bring in current company scenarios for students to apply what they are learning in the class. Otherwise, an employer may teach on a new technique or method used in the company. Quick company promotions are not encouraged. All presentation inquires must be sent through Career Services. We ask that employers do not reach out to faculty directly.

 

Resources

NACE Principles (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

WSU Maps