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CAREER FAIR

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

Career Fair Guide to Employers

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!

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!"

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 www.capefearredcross.org
AroundCampus Group, The www.universitydirectories.com
Bankers Life and Casualty www.bankers.com
Belk Department Stores, Inc. www.belk.com
Benefitfocus http://www.benefitfocus.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina www.bcbsnc.com
Campus Special
Castle Branch, Inc. http://www.castlebranch.com/
CBS 10 WILM-TV  wilm-tv.com
Chiltern International, Inc.  www.chiltern.com
City of Wilmington http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated http://www.cokeconsolidated.com
ComputerSoft http://www.ComputerSoft.net
Disney College Program www.disneycollegeprogram.com
DURHAM POLICE DEPT. www.durhampolice.com
EMC Corporation me.emc.com
Enterprise Holdings http://www.go.enterprise.com
Fastenal Company www.fastenal.com
First Command Financial Services www.firstcommand.com
Greensboro Police Department www.greensboro-nc.gov/police
HD Supply Waterworks www.waterworks.hdsupply.com
Insight Global, Inc. http://www.igicareers.com
Ipreo www.ipreo.com
Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc. www.kittyhawk.com
New Hanover Regional Medical Center http://www.nhhn.org
North Carolina New Schools www.ncnewschools.org/ncstep
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network www.nmfn.com/Wilmington
Peace Corps www.peacecorps.gov
Red Ventures www.redventures.com
Ross Stores, Inc. www.rossstores.com
Scuba-Now http://www.scuba-now.com/
Sherwin Williams Co. http://www.sherwin.com/mtp
Stanadyne Corporation http://www.stanadyne.com
State Employees Credit Union ncsecu.org
Target Stores www.target.com/careers
The City of North Myrtle Beach www.nmboceanrescue.com
The Select Group http://www.selectgroup.com/
The Select Group http://www.selectgroup.com/
TRANSAMERICA AGENCY NETWORK www.transamericaagencynetwork.com
U.S. Department of State http://www.careers.state.gov/index.html
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting www.marineofficer.com
US Army and Army Reserve
US National Whitewater Center http://www.usnwc.org
Victaulic http://www.victaulic.com/en/
Waffle House, Inc. www.whcareers.com
Wake Forest University School of Business www.business.wfu.edu
Wyndham Vacation Ownership www.wyndhamworldwide.com

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