Career Center

Career Fair

Career & Internship Fair Overview


Join us VIRTUALLY in Handshake for

the Fall Career & Internship Fair! 

The fair will be split into a morning and afternoon session based on employer industries. The fair is open to students & alumni for the entirety of the event as they can attend one or both sessions. 

September 23, 2020

9:00AM - 4:00PM


Session 1: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

  • Education & Non-Profit 
  • Government, Law Enforcement & Public Administration 
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Research 
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 

Session 2: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

  • Business Services, Management Development & Consumer Products 
  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance 
  • Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism     
  • Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation & Logistics 
  • Marketing, Communication, Entertainment   


Be prepared to meet recruiters and hiring managers from local, regional and national employers, who are excited to add a Seahawk to their team! Full-time, part-time, and professional internship opportunities will be 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.
  • Have your Handshake profile public to employers and make sure your resume is uploaded! 
  • Admission is free for UNCW students and alumni. 

Prepare For The Fair

Follow this checklist to help you prepare Before, During, and After the Fair!

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Fair Sponsors

Fair Sponsors:





Tips From 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."

"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."

"Dress like you want a career"