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CLA’s Employer Engagement Team

CLA Career Services
411 Bruininks Hall
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-7577

CLA Interview Center
524 Bruininks Hall
222 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-6574

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As members of the Employer Engagement Team in CLA Career Services, we see ourselves as active partners in your ongoing efforts to meet, recruit and hire liberal arts talent.

We help you develop a comprehensive campus recruiting strategy that works for you and your organization. We offer support as you carry it out, ready and able to help you adjust to make the most of recruiting efforts at the University of Minnesota. 

Our statement of values: 

We are creative problem-solvers and continuously implement new ways to work effectively and efficiently. 

Employer Engagement Staff

 
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Emily Gasperlin

Recruiting Associate, Employer Engagement
612-626-4481
egasperl@umn.edu

Input | Maximizer | Intellection | Discipline | Connectedness

Emily earned her bachelor's degree in English and communication from the College of Saint Benedict in 2013. Prior to joining the CLA Employer Engagement team in 2017, Emily had several years of experience working with organizations/employers as assistant editor of Minnesota Business magazine. 

Advocating for the liberal arts and the career readiness of CLA students is one of Emily's favorite parts of her work on the Employer Engagement team.

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Beth Lory

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
612-624-7387
hoffm115@umn.edu

Relator | Learner | Achiever | Responsibility | Arranger

Beth has been working to build connections between organizations and CLA students since 2004. Prior to joining CLA Career Services in 2003 in a communications role, Beth held a variety of positions in private and public industry, including communications consulting for public relations firm Lilja, Inc.; employee communications, training and development, and staffing/recruiting for information management company Merrill Corporation; managing editor for national business publication Quirk’s Marketing Research Review; and admissions counselor for the University of St. Thomas.

Beth holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University, along with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech communications from the University of St. Thomas.

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Emily Loudon

Senior Employer Engagement Coordinator
612-626-4482
ejcronk@umn.edu

Developer | Strategic | Empathy | Input | Learner

Emily has worked in Employer Engagement for the College of Liberal Arts since 2010. She has been on the executive board for the Minnesota Association of Colleges and Employers since 2013, serving both as president and as programming chair. She has also served as vice chair of the Career Development Network at the University of Minnesota.

Prior to CLA Career Services, Emily worked for Augsburg College. Additionally, she completed a year of AmeriCorps service in Baltimore, Maryland, with the Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation.

Emily completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Saint Benedict in 2005.


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Jeniffer Vassallo

Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
612-626-6574
vassa001@umn.edu

Jeniffer attended the University of Minnesota and majored in psychology. She has been with CLA Career Services for 17 years and supports both the Career Services and Employer Engagement staff.

 

Campus Address, Parking Options, and Lodging

Campus Address

222 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
411 Bruininks Hall
612-624-7577

This U of M map provides details about our location. We’re on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus, across from Weisman Art Museum. (Note: If you use Google Maps to get to campus, please keep in mind that it may not provide accurate navigation once you are on campus.)

Nearby Parking Options

Weisman Art Museum Garage: 333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
East River Road Garage: 385 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Church Street Garage: 80 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Washington Avenue Ramp: 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Lodging

See the University’s local lodging options for staying overnight when you’re visiting campus.

Some of our Employer Partners

Our employer partners include organizations of all kinds — businesses, nonprofit, government agencies, and education. Below is a sampling of organizations that have recruited CLA students:

  • ACR Homes
  • Aerotek
  • Alternatives for People with Autism
  • Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
  • Best Buy
  • Boom Lab
  • Buckle
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • City Year
  • College Possible
  • Coyote Logistics
  • Dakota County
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Epic
  • EPPA
  • Fraser
  • General Mills
  • Genesis10
  • Hennepin County
  • Homi
  • Insight Global
  • Jamf
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • KPMG LLP
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
  • Ovative/group
  • People Incorporated
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Project For Pride In Living
  • RSM US
  • Reading & Math, Inc.
  • Robert Half
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Securian Financial Group
  • SPS Commerce
  • Target Corporation
  • Target Stores & Distribution
  • TCF Bank
  • Teach For America
  • The Arc Minnesota
  • The Hartford
  • Thomson Reuters
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • West Monroe Partners
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wipfli

What Employers Say About Working With Us

Here’s what some of our employer partners have said about working with us:

In my opinion, this is one of the best offices we work with. The CLA Career Services office and staff are always available and extremely on top of things. They are very helpful and accommodating. —Target Stores
    
CLA ranks in the top group of career services offices I work with. I appreciated the quick response time and efficiency. You took care of things before I even made the request. Thank you!  —Cargill