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CAREER FAIR

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Burney Center, 12 - 3pm
Professional dress is required.

Write a Resume

Dress for Success

Networking

Interviewing

Tips From The Employers

Student Testimonials

List of Employers Attending the Fair

How to work a career fair

Get ready for the fair by visiting the Career Center to get your resume reviewed!

Attending Employer Organizations (as of January 21, 2015):

For information on these organizations and the most updated list of attending organizations, please visit SeaWork, click on Career Center Events, then Career Fairs and Search for Career Fair.

Organization Industry
Aflac Regional Sales Office  Insurance
American Red Cross Non-Profit - Community Organizations/Activism
Amerilife & Health Services of Wilmington LLC Insurance
Aon Consulting, Human Resources
ATS Technology - Software
Bald Head Island Limited Hospitality/Leisure/Travel
Bankers Life and Casualty Finance/Banking - Financial Services/Planning, Insurance
Blockade Runner Beach Resort Hotel, Restaurant, Hospitality
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC
Camp Albemarle Parks and Camps
Castle Branch, Inc. Other
City of Wilmington Government - Local
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. Retail/Wholesale
Dude Solutions, Inc.  Accounting, Accounting and Auditing Services
Durham Police Dept. Law - Enforcement/Security
EMC Corporation  
Enterprise Holdings Automotive, Transportation
Fastenal Company Construction
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government - Federal
First Command Financial Services Finance/Banking - Financial Services/Planning
Healthy Start Academy Academic
Home Instead Senior Care Social/Human Services - Elderly
Infranet Technologies Group Computer/IT/Systems, Computers, Consulting, Consulting - Tech
Insight Global, Inc. Business Services, Communications/Media - Marketing/PR
Johnson Lambert LLP Accounting, Accounting and Auditing Services
MetLife Global Technology & Operations Technician/Tech Support, Technology
New Hanover County Fire Services Government
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Healthcare - Nursing
Northwestern Mutual  Finance/Banking - Financial Services/Planning
PLS Logistics Services Transportation
Red Ventures Marketing/Promotions, Telecommunications
Ross Stores, Inc. Retail/Merchandising
Sherwin Williams Co. Consumer Products
Smithfield Farmland Food and Beverage, Food Science, Food Services, Manufacturing
Sunrise Broadcasting LLC Media
Target Stores Retail/Merchandising
TEKsystems Communications/Media - Other
The AroundCampus Group Advertising/Marketing, Promotions
The Select Group Consulting
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting Government - Military
Verizon Business Services, Communications/Media - Marketing/PR
Verizon Wireless - Talent Acquisition Telecommunications
Victaulic Manufacturing
Wake Forest University School of Business Academic
Wellcare Healthcare
Wells Insurance Insurance

Tips from the Employers:

“Any employer is still going to remember a student’s first impression, first words, and how they conduct themselves. Think Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. He is articulate, thoughtful, and a grad of Stanford University…but most people cannot get past the emotional interview he gave. Fifteen seconds…fifteen seconds…and he is now branded by many by that perception. Be it right or wrong…it is the way it is.”

“Energy!!”

”Dress like you want a career“

“Students should dress appropriately - this is potentially their first interview. First impressions make a lasting impression.”

“Share a personal experience that would allow the employer to ‘visualize’ you and your abilities in the available position.”

“Do your homework ahead of time on each company so you know which companies you want to focus on and speak with. Then only go to those companies on your list instead of wandering around aimlessly and asking companies ‘What do you do?’ It will help you make the most efficient use of you time.”

“Research the companies. By doing so you'll know what business the company is in and a bit about the culture.”

“To remember the old basics that still hold true today…a firm handshake, good eye contact, manners, and to present themselves confidently and professionally.”

Student Testimonials:

"I just wanted to thank you and the career center for giving me the opportunity to network with future employers. I've learned a lot as a Business Major when it comes to professional etiquette and learning how to properly engage and interact with the employers and past alumni who stand before me."

"I was nervous when talking about myself to other people, I noticed that this was one of my weaknesses and decided that the career fair would be a great way to practice. While talking with the company they offered me an interview! I went in for practice and left with a career opportunity!!! It was a great learning experience."

"UNCW's career fair not only provided a showcase of employers, but also afforded me the opportunity to sharpen my interviewing skills by talking and learning how to communicate effectively with a potential employer. The career fair gives students the chance to explore different employment opportunities that they may not have considered initially and for me, the career fair secured my first job upon graduation!"


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