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MN  Works2018 Medical Devices Industry Career Fair

Wednesday, April 11, 5:30-7:00
Heritage Gallery, McNamara Alumni Center

The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with, will be hosting a unique opportunity, for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies. The Medical Devices Industry Career Fair is open to the public.

Interested Companies:

Space is limited. Companies who wish to participate in the Medical Devices Industry Career Fair can register starting Jan. 1, 2018! Rates are $200 for current-conference sponsors and $300 for non-conference sponsors (non-refundable).

Participating companies will be given: 1- 6 ft skirted table and 2 chairs. Large floor displays are not allowed. You may use a small table top display, 1- retractable, stand-alone, display banner/sign and any promotional materials for your company.

Registration Deadline is March 26, 2018. Career Fair Questions can be directed to the DMD Staff.
This is an additional cost and a separate registration from conference exhibiting.

Career Seekers: How to Prepare for the Fair


  • There is NO FEE for job seekers to attend and NO REGISTRATION required for job seekers.
    (The DMD Conference Medical Devices Industry Career Fair is open to the public.)
  • Create or update your resume.
  • Make 10-15 copies of your resume on quality paper.
  • Research the organizations attending so you can talk easily to the ones that interest you.
  • Prepare a few sentences to introduce yourself.
  • Come up with a few questions to ask the company reps.
  • Consider your clothes! Look professional.
    Women: Professional-looking dress, dress suit, or pantsuit; clean and comfortable shoes.
    Men: Suit or jacket; shirt and tie; clean and comfortable shoes


  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early.
  • Look professional! Dress as if you're going on a formal interview.
  • Remember to take copies of your resume.
  • Start by visiting the 1 to 2 organizations that interest you the most.
  • Take notes. Get business cards from the people you talk to.


  • Turn off your cell phone! Phone interruptions are a huge pet peeve of recruiters.
  • Take the time to talk and network.
  • Don't ask about salary or benefits.
  • Don't take a business card and run.
  • Don't walk through the Fair with friends or family.
  • Don't wait until the Fair's almost over to arrive.
  • AFTER THE FAIR, Follow up! Send thank you notes to the companies that interested you or that might someday.

Career Resources:

  • Career Guide to Industries: This site provides detailed information about careers, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and more.
  • CareerOneStop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site has numerous resources for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals, including the three tools listed below.
  • Interview Stream: Practice interviewing on the Webcam-based virtual mock interviewing tool. After you create an account, you can select questions, practice interviewing, and review your responses. Access to a Webcam required. The site also has a demonstration video to help you better understand this tool.
  • Iseek: is updated annually and includes Minnesota-specific occupational details and career information.
  • See the "Career Center" section for links to resources and information relevant to all aspects of lifework planning and transition.
  • O*NET: Use this interactive resource to explore and search occupations or to explore which occupations use your skills.

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