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Welcome to the Winona State University Employer Homepage! Please use the following dropdown menu to assist you with recruiting WSU students and alumni.

We are pleased to offer you access to Winona State's free online recruiting system for students and alumni via your individualized employer user account. 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 current information about your company, including your website address. We look forward to working with you!

Warrior Jobs Employer Access

WSU posts all part-time positions, internships, and full-time jobs in Warrior Jobs (WSU’s job and internship recruiting system for students and alumni). 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.

When posting positions please make sure to provide a detailed description including job title, qualifications, required application materials, and preferred application process. When posting an internship, please list whether or not the internship is paid vs. unpaid, and whether your company is open to working with WSU academic departments to offer credit.

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 alumni from the seven MN State Universities.

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).
Post your positions on Warrior Jobs.

You will find our fairs to be a great way to build your brand on the WSU Winona campus. These 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.  If you do not have an account in Warrior Jobs, please click the Warrior Jobs section above.

Part-time Job Fair
Aug. 28, 2015
Winona State University, Student Union, Winona, MN
This is an annual event on the WSU Winona campus for all students seeking part-time work in the Winona area while pursuing a degree at WSU.  Employers should register through Warrior Jobs.  Email Career Services for more information.

Career Expo 
Oct. 8, 2015
Winona State University, McCown Gymnasium, Winona, MN
This is an annual event for WSU upperclassmen seeking internships, full-time positions and graduate programs.  Employers are welcome to schedule full day, first-round interviews on campus October 9th.  Employers should register and schedule interview through Warrior Jobs.  Email Career Services for more information.

Government and Non-Profit Fair 
Oct. 23, 2015
University of Minnesota, Coffman Center, Minneapolis, MN
This is an annual event hosted by the MN College & University Career Services Association for all students exploring careers in government and nonprofit.  Employers should register on the MN Government & Nonprofit Career Fair site.  Email Luann for more information.

MNSU Job & Internship Fair 
Feb. 26, 2016
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
This is an annual event hosted by the MN State Universities for upperclassmen seeking internships, full-time employment, and graduate programs.  Employers should register on the MNSU Job & Internship Fair site.  Email Luann for more information.

Camp, Internship & Volunteer Fair
Feb. 18, 2016
Winona State University, Student Union, Winona, MN
This is an annual event for all students seeking employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities over summer break.  Employers should register through Warrior Jobs.  Email Career Services for more information.

Minnesota Education Job Fair
Apr. 18, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
This is an annual event hosted by the MN Education Job Fair Association for teaching candidates receiving licensure within at least 6 months after graduation and students seeking non-teaching (school counselors, nurses, principals) positions in education.  Employers should register through the MN Job Fair website.  Email Luann for more information.

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 Employer Visit Request Form (PDF) and email it to career@winona.edu, or call our Career Services Events Coordinator at 507.457.5340 to schedule your visit.
Please 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 Meet & Greet session and one table reservation per academic semester. Employers may schedule two on-campus interview schedules per academic year.

Step Four: Visiting 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.  Contact the Warrior Success Center https://www.winona.edu/wsc/ at 507.457.5878 to learn more about these and other partnership opportunities.

  • 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.  Interested employers can contact the Warrior Success Center to arrange a Q & A Day
  • 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.  Interested employers can contact the Warrior Success Center for details.
  • Networking Events - Networking opportunities are held throughout the academic year.  The Warrior Success Center 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 Warrior Success Center hosts mock interview events to help students prepare for job interviews.  These are typically held in February and April of each year.

 More information about WSU Students and academic programs is available online.

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; Camp, Internship, and Volunteer 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.