Employers We Work With
Our employer partners include businesses and nonprofits. Below is a sampling of organizations which have recruited CLA students:
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Arthur J Gallagher
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
City Year Milwaukee
DMG Financial Group
Ernst & Young
Foster Klima & Company, Inc.
Kohl's Department Stores
Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors
Northwestern Mutual- The Columns Resource Group
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Penske Truck Leasing
Securian Financial Group
St. David's Center
Target Stores & Distribution
Teach For America
The AroundCampus Group
The Public Interest Network
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Wells Fargo & Company
What Employers Say About Recruiting Through Us
We have asked our employer partners about their experiences working with us, and we are pleased to share some of their comments...
In my opinion, this is one of the best offices we work with. The Career Services office and staff is always available and extremely on top of things. They are very helpful and accommodating.
CLA ranks in the top group of Career Services I work with. I appreciated the quick response time and efficiency. You took care of things before I even made the request. Thank you!
As an organization that looks for over 50 talented, idealistic recent college grads to serve as AmeriCorps members each year, we greatly value our relationship with CLA Career Services! The staff is more than willing to help us reach as many students as possible, and each year we come away with a large, strong pool of applicants. It has been a pleasure working with both Career Services and the students we end up hiring.
We enjoyed interviewing on campus. Your management of the interview process is efficient and organized. We really appreciate it.
Working with the employer relations team at the College of Liberal Arts has been a great partnership. The team has provided Teach For America with the resources we need to interview outstanding University students and graduates who are future leaders and who are aligned with our mission to eliminate educational inequity. We value our relationship with the employer relations team and look forward to meeting with promising University students in the years to come.
—Teach for America
It is evident everyone involved is sincere and passionate about the recruiting process.
Staff is awesome and very easy to work with!
Very professional and accommodating. The staff was very friendly and took an interest in our organization.
—Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
What Employers Say About CLA Students
We asked some of our employer partners why they hire liberal arts students, and what they value about them. They had many positive things to say....
We recruit and hire liberal arts graduates because of their well-rounded background and the fact these student receive exposure to many areas. The culture of C.H. Robinson Worldwide is diverse, fast-paced and ever changing. We need students that have the ability to be confident in making decisions on their own and are able to communicate in an effective manner. Liberal arts students are able to switch gears quickly and are able to adapt to new and different situations easily.
—C.H. Robinson Worldwide
We think that all majors provide diversity of thought to our business. We like to hire students across all majors, who are smart and can display a potential to do well in our fast-paced environment. Google looks for well-rounded students (in and outside of the classroom) that are team oriented, strong communicators, flexible, possess strong leadership skills, demonstrate bias to action, and can navigate ambiguity. These are all skills that are not necessarily determined by the major a student chooses in college.
I would say that Liberal Arts students have the ability to navigate multiple environments. In a job that isn't within a vocational field, an employee is rarely working on an isolated task in a vacuum. They need to rely on experience, knowledge from multiple disciplines and professional communication skills to work on a team to complete complex tasks. Liberal Arts majors build just that: an ability to navigate multifaceted issues and tasks.
—Minnesota Reading Corps
We believe we define ourselves every time we hire an employee, and so hiring the right people is the key to our success at ACR. Our goal is to engage the idealism, passion and problem-solving capacity of our employees to provide the highest quality client-centered care. CLA students from the University of Minnesota have the kind of well-rounded foundation we need to provide the standard of care for which we are known.
—ACR HealthCare Group
At Target, we're looking for leaders. Regardless of their major, it could be nutrition, political science, or economics, but we're looking for the skill set that students bring to our positions at Target. These include effective communication, problem-solving, drive for results/initiative, collaboration, and relating well with others. Students are bringing a skill set, and with Target's fantastic training program, we will teach individuals the job through the skill set they bring.