Career Center

UNCW Career Fair

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Burney Center, 12 - 3pm
Professional dress is required.

Write a Resume

Dress for Success

Networking

Interviewing

Tips From The Employers

Student Testimonials

List of Employers Attending the Fair

How to work a career fair

Get ready for the fair by visiting the Career Center to get your resume reviewed!

  • Express Hours: M-F, 2-4:00pm
  • Call to make an appointment: 910-962-3174
  • Visit us at Resume Coach in the Library on Wednesday, February 3rd, from 10 am - 3 pm

Career Fair Employer Participants ( as of 2/9/16 ) :

Organization Name
Aflac Regional Sales Office
American Red Cross
AMS Software Inc.
Automatic Data Processing
AXA Advisors, LLC
Bald Head Island Limited
Bankers Life
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Burns and Wilcox
Camp Albemarle
CastleBranch Corporation
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission
Chiltern International, Inc.
City of Wilmington
Coastal Urge
Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Coleman Research
Direct Market Access, Inc
Dude Solutions, Inc.
DURHAM POLICE DEPT.
Enterprise Holdings
Ethos Group
Fastenal
First Command Financial Services
Frito-Lay
Greene Resources, Inc.
Greensboro Fire Dept
Greensboro Police Department
HF Financial
HomeCare Management Corporation
Insight Global
Ipreo
Lenovo
Lindley Habilitation Services
Live Oak Bank
Matchmaker Logistics
MetLife Global Technology & Operations
N2 Publishing
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
New Hanover County Department of Human Resources
New Hanover County Fire Services
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps
North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety
North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue
Northwestern Mutual
Peace Corps
PharPoint Research, Inc.
Piper Companies
PMG Research Inc.
PPD
Raleigh Police Department
Red Ventures
REEDS Jewelers, Inc.
Robert Half Technology
Ross Stores, Inc.
Shallotte River Swamp Park
Sherwin Williams Co.
Sonic Automotice Inc.
Southern Teachers Agency
Springleaf Financial Services
State Employees Credit Union
Stealth Components, Inc.
Sunrise Broadcasting LLC
SUNY Maritime College
Target Stores
The Preiss Company
The Select Group
TRANSAMERICA AGENCY NETWORK
TriTech Software Systems
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Recruiting
U.S. National Whitewater Center
UNC-TV
us navy recruiting raleigh
Vanguard
Verizon
Waffle House, Inc.
Wake Forest University School of Business

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!"