Career Center

Career Fair

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
**in case of inclement weather, February 22, 2017**

Burney Center, 12 - 3pm
Professional dress is required.

Student Testimonials
How to Work a Career Fair
List of Employers From 2016 Career Fair
Write a Resume
Dress for Success
Networking
Interviewing

Career Fair Overview

Come prepared to meet with recruiters and hiring managers from 70+ companies, including government agencies and non-profit organizations, who are excited to add a Seahawk to their team! Full-time, part-time/seasonal, and internship opportunities are available.

UNCW’s Annual Career Fair is open to all students and alumni seeking employment and/or internship opportunities. All majors and classes (freshmen through graduate) are encouraged to attend!

  • Business professional attire is required
  • Bring copies of your resume
  • Admission is free with your UNCW One Card
  • Visit our photo booth to receive a complimentary professional headshot to enhance your LinkedIn profile

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

  • Express Hours: Mon-Fri, 2-4pm and Wed-Thurs 9-11am
  • Or call to make an appointment: 910-962-3174

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!"

Career Fair Employer Participants From 2016 :

Organization Name:

Organization Name:

Aflac Regional Sales Office

New Hanover County Fire Services

American Red Cross

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

AMS Software Inc.

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

Automatic Data Processing

North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety

AXA Advisors, LLC

North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue

Bald Head Island Limited

Northwestern Mutual

Bankers Life

Peace Corps

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

PharPoint Research, Inc.

Burns and Wilcox

Piper Companies

Camp Albemarle

PMG Research Inc.

CastleBranch Corporation

PPD

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Raleigh Police Department

Chiltern International, Inc.

Red Ventures

City of Wilmington

REEDS Jewelers, Inc.

Coastal Urge

Robert Half Technology

Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Ross Stores, Inc.

Coleman Research

Shallotte River Swamp Park

Direct Market Access, Inc

Sherwin Williams Co.

Dude Solutions, Inc.

Sonic Automotice Inc.

DURHAM POLICE DEPT.

Southern Teachers Agency

Enterprise Holdings

Springleaf Financial Services

Ethos Group

State Employees Credit Union

Fastenal

Stealth Components, Inc.

First Command Financial Services

Sunrise Broadcasting LLC

Frito-Lay

SUNY Maritime College

Greene Resources, Inc.

Target Stores

Greensboro Fire Dept

The Preiss Company

Greensboro Police Department

The Select Group

HF Financial

Transamerica Agency Network

HomeCare Management Corporation

TriTech Software Systems

Insight Global

U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting

Ipreo

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Lenovo

UNC-TV

Lindley Habilitation Services

US Navy Recruiting Raleigh

Live Oak Bank

Vanguard

Matchmaker Logistics

Verizon

MetLife Global Technology & Operations

Waffle House, Inc.

N2 Publishing

Wake Forest University School of Business

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

New Hanover County Department of Human Resources