Find jobs, internships, and adventures in one of America’s best cities.
Minneapolis, along with the Twin Cities as a whole, is a thriving community with a booming economy. Home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, including Target Corporation, UnitedHealth, 3M, General Mills, Best Buy, and Medtronic, this is a place where you can find an internship as a student, get that first job after you graduate, and build a successful, fulfilling career you love.
Internships will prepare you with hands-on work experience, give you opportunities to explore your interests so you can discover your calling, and help you start building your network so you can get a job when you leave North Central—some students are even offered jobs before they graduate!
We think internships are so important that every one of our students participates in an internship, work opportunity, or student teaching experience by the time they graduate. And in a city like Minneapolis, many internship opportunities are available. Here are some of the places you can intern:
- Target Corporation
- U.S. Bank
- General Mills
- Minnesota Twins
- Minnesota Vikings
- Best Buy
- Regis Corporation
- TCF Financial Corp
- Xcel Energy
Minneapolis is a great place to get a job, whether it’s a part-time position to make a little extra money as a student, or that first job after you graduate.
With plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores within walking or biking distance, there are many part-time jobs available in the city. The Mall of America is easy to get to on the light rail, as well, giving you even more opportunities to earn money while you’re in school.
Our academic programs are designed to prepare you with relevant skills and real-world experience so you’re ready to enter the marketplace when you graduate. We’ll help you find internships, polish your resume, and practice for interviews so you land that first job after college.
North Central students are unique. For them, a career isn’t just about the money. It’s about following their calling. It’s about understanding what God created them to do, and excelling at it. It’s about learning how to be Christ-followers and lights in the world, no matter what setting they’re in. With so many opportunities in Minneapolis, and a strong support network at North Central, this is a great place to do just that.
Career Resources at North Central
- Use CareerWire to explore job postings exclusive to the NCU community
- Visit Career Services in our Student Success Center to get assistance with your next step
- Attend the annual job fair during the first week of classes to connect with business like Target, TCF, MOA, and more
Perks of beginning your journey in Minneapolis
- 9th best city for finding employment – Forbes
- 5th best city for recent grads – NerdWallet
- 16th best job market – WalletHub
- 14th best city for job seekers – Business Insider
- 5th best city to start a career – WalletHub
- Target and 3M among top 50 most admired companies – Fortune Magazine
- 13th best city for Entrepreneurs – Livability