Students are ironing their suits and sprucing up their resumes in preparation for this year's Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Thursday.
More than 2,500 students are expected to attend the career fair, open to University of Minnesota students attending all the system's campuses, as well as recent alumni.
About 215 employers are set to participate -- more than last year or the year before, but not as many as four or five years ago, said Paul Timmins, career services director at the U’s College of Liberal Arts.
"The number of employers does track pretty closely with the general perceptions of the economy," he said. "It's a small indication that we're headed in the right direction."
Timmins shared a few tips about how to prepare: