Career Center

Career Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Burney Center, 12 - 3pm

In partnership with the Cameron School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health & Human Services and the Graduate School

Find Your Next Destination at the
2018 Career & Internship Fair

Tips From The Employers Write a Resume
Student Testimonials Dress for Success
How to Work a Career Fair Networking
Employer Participants Interviewing

Career Fair Overview

The Career Center is proud to present the Career & Internship Fair this fall semester! This premier event is produced in partnership with the Cameron School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health & Human Services, and the Graduate School. 

Come prepared to meet with recruiters and hiring managers from 80+ 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 Career & Internship 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

How to Prepare for the Fair:

Attend the JCPenney Suit-Up event: September 9th, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to receive 40% off all professional attire. Event also includes a suit measurement station, Sephora mini makeovers, free products, a photo booth, food & games. Hosted at the JCPenney Independence Mall

Visit the Career Center to get your resume reviewed:

Express Hours: Mon-Fri, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Wed-Thurs 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
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."


"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 Fall 2017):

Check back weekly for updated listings!

Alcami Corporation N2 Publishing 
Amazon New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Automatic Data Processing NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps
AXA Advisors, LLC North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Bank of America North Carolina Solutions
Battle House North Carolina State Ports Authority
BB&T Northwestern Mutual 
Blockade Runner Beach Resort OneMain Financial
Cadrillion Capital Peace Corps
Cape Fear Jobs PharPoint Research, Inc.
CastleBranch Corporation Phreesia
Chiltern International, Inc.  Plantation Village
City of Wilmington PMG Research Inc.
Coastal Companion Care PPD
Cumulus Broadcasting Pretty in Pink Foundation
CVS Health Prism Medical Products, LLC
Diamonds International QuintilesIMS 
Disney College Program Red Ventures
Enterprise Sherwin Williams Co.
Fastenal State Employees Credit Union
First Command Financial Services Sunrise Broadcasting LLC
First Flight Solutions / Transportation Impact Target Stores
Genworth Financial  The Financial Risk Group, Inc
Gibson Consultants, LLC The Select Group
Hanover Excess & Surplus U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting
Healthgram, Inc. UNCW Human Resources
HomeCare Management Corporation UNCW Office of International Programs
Infosys Limited UNCW Police Department
Innovative Insurance Brokers, Inc.  US Army
Insight Global Vanguard 
Josh London State Farm Verizon Wireless
Lenovo Waffle House, Inc.
Live Oak Bank Wellcare Home Care
MetLife Global Technology & Operations Wilmington Health
Modern Woodmen of America