Career Center

Career Fair

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
**Inclement weather date TBD**

Burney Center, 12 - 3pm

Professional dress is required.

Career Success Week

Student Testimonials
How to Work a Career Fair
Employer Participants
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 (Spring 2017):

Check back weekly for updated listings!

Organization Name: Organization Name:
Aflac Regional Sales Office  Northwestern Mutual 
American Red Cross Peace Corps
AXA Advisors, LLC Penske Truck Leasing
Benchmark Tool & Supply PharPoint Research, Inc.
Blockade Runner Beach Resort PMG Research Inc.
BrightStar Care of Brunswick/New Hanover Red Ventures
Buckeye International, Inc. (Durham, NC) Robert Half
Burns & Wilcox Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center
CastleBranch, Inc. ROI Revolution
Cintas Sherwin Williams Co.
City of Durham Police Department South-Tek Systems, LLC
City of Wilmington State Employees Credit Union
Cumulus Broadcasting State Farm- Amina Shade Agency
Enterprise Target Stores
Ethos Group TEKsystems 
Farmin' Brands, LLC. The City of North Myrtle Beach
First Command Financial Services The Select Group
FIS Global U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting
Greensboro Fire Dept UNCW Human Resources
Hire Heroes USA UNCW Office of International Programs
Insight Global US Army
Jonathan Calhoun State Farm US Navy Recruiting Raleigh
Live Oak Bank Vanguard 
McKee Homes Waffle House, Inc.
N2 Publishing  Walmart Corporation
New Hanover County Department of Human Resources WB Surf Camp 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Youth Villages