Career Center

Career Fair 2017 Overview

Upcoming Events & Fairs 

JCPenney Suit-Up

February 9 ● 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ● Independence Mall

The JCPenney Suit-Up is a collaborative event with JCPenney and the UNCW Career Center to provide students, alumni, faculty & staff with an exclusive shopping event for professional attire. UNCW reps will receive up to 60% off all professional attire at this exclusive one-night event. Everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or Career Fair - including suits, dresses, blazers, sport coats, dress pants, blouses, button-ups, ties, shoes, and accessories. Register or learn more in Handshake! 

Additional Event Features: Suit Measurements, Sephora Mini Makeovers, Free Products, Prizes, Food & Games

Wear your new professional attire to the Spring Career & Internship Fair on February 19th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burney Center!

Meaningful Majors Workshop

February 12 ● 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ● Teaching Lab 2017

A hands-on workshop where students will explore majors and career interests. Co-sponsored with University College. 

Career & Internship Fair

February 19 ● 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Come prepared to meet with recruiters and hiring managers from a wide variety of industries, who are excited to add a Seahawk to their team! Full-time and internship opportunities are available. The Fair is open to all students and alumni seeking employment and/or internship opportunities. All majors are encouraged to attend! Business professional attire is required! Bring copies of your resume. Visit our photo booth to receive a complimentary professional headshot to enhance your LinkedIn profile. Register in Handshake and learn more here!

CareerFest Spring 2020

February 26 ● 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

CareerFest is a free one-day career exploration event where students can explore different industries, experience various careers, engage with alumni, community members & employers, and embark on their career journey. Check out the CareerFest page for an updated list of community members, employers and alumni that will be in attendance. There will be free food, tie dye t-shirts, and door prizes!

Tips for Applying to Grad School

February 26 ● 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ● Leutze 143

Should you go to grad school? How can you get in? Hear advice from campus faculty and staff. Co-sponsored with Honors College and Graduate School.

Education Networking & Job Fair

March 9 ● 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Visit with representatives from school districts throughout the region with opportunities in Pre K-12 teaching. Professional attire is required.

 Health Graduate Program Expo

March 23 ● 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

The UNCW Career Center is excited to welcome various Health Professional Schools to UNCW on the firststop of Health Grad Programs tour! Connect with Health Graduate Schools from across the region to learn more about their programs! Hosted by UNCW Career Center in partnership with UNCW's Pre-Professional Programs office and pre-health academic areas.

Writing a Powerful Personal Statement

March 24 ● 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ● Leutze 103

Get tips from faculty and career professionals for writing a powerful admissions essay or personal statement for graduate school admissions.


March 25 ● 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ● Career Center-FUU 2035

 Get your resume critiqued to help you better market yourself on paper. Free waffles provided by Waffle House!

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 Professional Etiquette Dinner

March 31 ● 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ● Burney Center

This event is a fun, non-threatening way to learn professional etiquette skills while enjoying a 4-course meal! You will have the opportunity to network with employer sponsors and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with fellow students. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.

As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like to know more on how to best navigate the table without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you! This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice strong table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Register or learn more in Handshake!

The Student Registration Fee is $20.00 

Professional Branding Day

April 15 ● 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ● Azalea Coast Room A

Create and manage your professional brand with tips from employers and professionals. A free professional headshot booth will also be available!