Students & Alumni

To use GoldPASS, you'll need to log in with your x.500 ID (Internet ID) and complete the user agreement. For a quick tutorial on how to best use GoldPASS, link here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for GoldPASS?

How do I register for GoldPASS?

Go to goldpass.umn.edu, click on Students & Alumni Login, you will be prompted to login with your Internet ID and password.

First time logging in

First time logging in

You will be prompted to review the User Agreement.  Read through the agreement, and review the terms.  By logging into GoldPASS, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of the user agreement. Now you are ready to start using GoldPASS.

Login and complete your profile, there will be a few fields automatically completed.  You will be asked some questions, and will need to fill in additional fields.  

 

Returning User

Returning User

We recommend updating your resume and profile (GPA, Classification, etc) at least once per year to ensure you are getting access to information that is most relevant for you.

Who has access to GoldPASS?

Who has access to GoldPASS?

GoldPASS is available to all enrolled, degree seeking students and alumni from the University of Minnesota (this includes all campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, Twin Cities), except for CSOM students.  

Alumni must have graduated. CSOM alumni have access to GoldPASS after graduation.

Students lose access if you are not enrolled in classes for 2 academic semesters.  

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Please contact 612-301-4357, http://www.oit.umn.edu/ for assistance.

What types of documents can I upload?

What types of documents can I upload?

Microsoft Word, PDF, or RTF format. 

Who do I contact if I have problems with GoldPASS?

Who do I contact if I have problems with GoldPASS?

Contact the Career Services office in your college.

Which colleges review the first resume?

Which colleges review the first resume?

CBS, CCE, CDes, CEHD, CFANS, CLA, CSE, and UMD

How do I upload my resume?

How do I upload my resume?

Log into GoldPASS, click on My Profile underneath your name in the upper right-hand corner; scroll to the bottom-right of the page to Documents, and click on Manage Documents.

Do I have to upload a resume?

Do I have to upload a resume?

In order to apply for any position through GoldPASS, you must upload a resume. Note, if you are in a college that reviews your first resume that is uploaded, you are not able to apply for a position through GoldPASS until your resume has been approved.

Why would I need more than one resume in GoldPASS?

Why would I need more than one resume in GoldPASS?

It is recommended to tailor each resume to the specific position for which you are applying.

In GoldPASS, you can select if you want your resume to be visible to employers.  Employers are only able to view your default resume.

Why is my resume pending?

Why is my resume pending?

Many Career Services offices review your first resume; it can take up to 2 business days. If there are no questions, your resume will be approved. If follow-up is needed before approving your resume, you will receive email notification. If you have additional questions, contact your college's Career Services office.

How long will my resume be in 'pending' status?

How long will my resume be in 'pending' status?

Most resumes are reviewed within 2 business days of being uploaded.

Resume Not approved

Resume Not approved

If you are in a college that reviews your first resume and you receive email notification that your resume was not approved, your next step is to get your resume reviewed at your college's Career Services office. Once your resume has been reviewed and updated, your next step is to resubmit your resume for a second review.

What kind of positions will I find on GoldPASS?

What kind of positions will I find on GoldPASS?

Professional opportunities that are related to majors and degrees offered at the University of Minnesota that enhance student and/or alumni career development.  Opportunities can be full-time jobs, part-time jobs, summer jobs, internships, and volunteer positions.

On average, there are between 3,500-4,200 opportunities on GoldPASS per week.

 

Receive email notifications for jobs / internships, events, and interviews

Receive email notifications for jobs / internships, events, and interviews

Receive email notifications for jobs / internships, events, and interviews

  • Login to GoldPASS, and look for your name in the upper right-hand corner,  click on your name
  • In the drop-down menu, select Notifications
  • On the Notifications page, click on the Edit Notification Preferences button
  • Follow the instructions on how to receive notifications for various activities in GoldPASS.

How do I search for opportunities (job, internship, volunteer)?

How do I search for opportunities (job, internship, volunteer)?

Begin by clicking on Jobs.  To view all current positions, simply wait for all search results to load.

  • To narrow your search, write in your search criteria in the search bar
  • To search geographically, enter in City, State, or Zip Code
  • To refine your search by job type select options including Full-Time, Part-Time, or Internships

When I search for opportunities, I am getting little to no results. Why is this happening?

When I search for opportunities, I am getting little to no results. Why is this happening?

Your search criteria may be too narrow. When you choose search criteria, try broadening your search to get more results (try adding to industries or functions or removing specific majors).

How many organizations are on GoldPASS?

How many organizations are on GoldPASS?

Over 244,000 active organizations/companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500's that are located domestically and abroad.

I received an email or phone call from an employer about a position I did not apply for. Why did this happen?

I received an email or phone call from an employer about a position I did not apply for. Why did this happen?

When you set up your GoldPASS account profile, you can choose to make your resume and profile available for employers to search and view. You do this by selecting "Allow employers to be able to find and view my profile" in the Privacy settings in your profile Settings & Privacy. Employers then have the ability to view your resume and contact you about open positions. If you do not want to be contacted, go into your profile and select "Make Profile Private".

Search for Interviews On Campus

Search for Interviews On Campus

To View On Campus Interviews (OCI), click the On-Campus Interviews tab in the Jobs menu.  Select any of the search options in the left-hand search menu to narrow down results.  

If the On-Campus Interview you are searching for does not showing up in your resutls, contact your college's Career Services office.

Search for career events (job fairs, info sessions, grad school day)

Search for career events (job fairs, info sessions, grad school day)

To view all upcoming career events, click on the Events tab. This will bring to a page where you may search for Upcoming Events, by choosing the Event Search tab.  You may also search for Career Fairs by choosing the Fair Search tab.  

What additional features do I have access to?

What additional features do I have access to?

GoinGlobal: Is a resource that assists students and alumni in finding professional opportunities throughout the United States (U.S.) and abroad. You can learn resume advice for different countries, U.S. H1B sponsoring organizations over the past 2 years, and much more.

Interview Stream: Online interactive interview preparation tool with over 7,000 pre-recorded interview questions available for practice interviewing for anything from case interviews, professional school, or a specific industry sector. You can record your responses and share the link with whomever you would like feedback.