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Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Burney Center, 12 - 3pm
Professional dress is required.

Career Fair Guide to Employers

Write a Resume

Dress for Success



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!

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.”


”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!"

Attending Employer Organizations (as of 2-5-14):

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 Name

Web Site
American Red Cross
AroundCampus Group, The
Bankers Life and Casualty
Belk Department Stores, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Campus Special
Castle Branch, Inc.
Chiltern International, Inc.
City of Wilmington
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Disney College Program
EMC Corporation
Enterprise Holdings
Fastenal Company
First Command Financial Services
Greensboro Police Department
HD Supply Waterworks
Insight Global, Inc.
Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
North Carolina New Schools
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Peace Corps
Red Ventures
Ross Stores, Inc.
Sherwin Williams Co.
Stanadyne Corporation
State Employees Credit Union
Target Stores
The City of North Myrtle Beach
The Select Group
The Select Group
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting
US Army and Army Reserve
US National Whitewater Center
Waffle House, Inc.
Wake Forest University School of Business
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

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