Career Center

Career Fair 2017 Overview

Upcoming Events & Fairs 

JCPenney Suit-Up Event

NEW DATE: September 15th

September 15 ● 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 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.

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

Wear your new professional attire to the Career & Internship Fair on September 18, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burney Center!

Career & Internship Fair

September 18 ● 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Are you looking for a full-time career or professional internship? Meet with 80+ of employers to learn more about career and internship opportunities from a variety of industries and organizations. A free professional headshot booth will also be available! Professional attire is required. Bring copies of your resume.

STUDENTS: For an ongoing list of attending companies, visit the Career & Internship Fair page in Handshake.

EMPLOYERS: REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register for the Career & Internship Fair on Handshake.

Nursing Career & Networking Fair


September 9 ● 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ● McNeill Hall 1051

Nursing and healthcare students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore internship and job opportunities with representatives from regional hospitals, health-related agencies, and other organizations. Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates are highly encouraged to attend. Other students are more than welcome to participate to learn about internships and future career opportunities. Professional attire is encouraged. Bring copies of your resume.

STUDENTS: For an ongoing list of attending companies, visit the Nursing Fair in Handshake.

EMPLOYERS:REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register for the Nursing Fair in Handshake.

Online Personal Branding Workshop


September 10 ● 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ● Azalea Coast Rooms

Get assistance building your Online Professional Brand with the Career Center. Work one-on-one with professionals to enhance your social media in order to market yourself effectively online! This includes LinkedIn, Handshake, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Career Center staff can also help you complete your Handshake account, and get a FREE professional headshot! Whether you are looking for an internship or your first job out of college, we can help you. All Academic Majors and Years are welcome!

Writing a Powerful Personal Statement

September 26 ● 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ● Bear Hall

Get tips from experts for writing a powerful admissions essay or personal statement for graduate school admissions. Co-sponsored with the Honors College, Graduate School and the Writing Center.

Strengths & Career Exploration

September 27 ● 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ● Topsail Island Room, FSC

Explore your natural talents and how they may be applied in a professional setting. Open to all students who have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement (OSLE).

Tips for Applying to Grad School

October 1 ● 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ● Location TBA

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

Academic Majors & Minors Fair

October 3 ● 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Explore UNCW's majors and minors by speaking with representatives from each academic department. Learn about courses, admissions requirements, internships, and career options. This event is co-sponsored with University College.

Disney College Program Info Session

October 2 ● 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ● Wrightsville Beach Room 2017, FSC

Come learn more information about the Disney College Program from alumni who have completed an internship! Positions are available to ALL majors no matter what year you are in!


October 23 ● 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ● Career Center

Get your resume critiqued by employers and career professionals to help you better market yourself on paper. No appointment required! Enjoy a waffle from the Waffle House bar from 9:00 a.m. to Noon! Resumania® is a registered trademark of Robert Half International Inc. and used with permission.

Meaningful Majors Workshop

October 29 ● 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ● McNeill 2061

Learn more about the possible majors and career paths that match up to your interests! This will be a hands-on workshop hosted by the Career Center and University College.

 Law School Day

November 4 ● 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Law schools from throughout the country will visit UNCW providing information on applying and being accepted to law school. To view attending Law Schools, visit the event in Handshake.

Employers: Meet UNCW students interested in exploring law school as a post-graduate option. Registration opens on August 22 in Handshake! 

Strengths & Career Readiness

November 8 ● 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ● Topsail Island Room, FSC

The application of StrengthsFinder doesn't stop in college. This workshop is a perfect next step for individuals looking to apply StrengthsFinder to their career preparation. After participating in the Strengths and Career Readiness workshop, participants will be able to: identify at least one way they can use their Strengths in their chosen career, articulate how to discuss weaknesses successfully in an interview, and frame their Strengths in an elevator pitch for networking.

Past Events & Fairs 

Part-Time Job & Student Services Fair

August 21 ● 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ● Burney Center

Students: Do you need a little extra cash? Come explore on-campus and off-campus jobs, UNCW service offices and resources at the Part-Time Job & Student Services Fair. Talk with campus staff and Wilmington community businesses about open part-time positions! Look for the “We’re Hiring” signs!  

Employers: We are at max capacity for this event! If you would like to be added to the Wait List, contact Carolyn Rennix (

(Student organizations interested in promoting student services, please contact Stephanie Ganser at to claim your booth.) This fair is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and Career Center.