Career Center



August 2016

Part-Time Jobs and Seahawk Services Fair
Wednesday, August 17 • 10am - 1pm • Warwick Center
Come explore UNCW offices, resources, and jobs on campus. Need a little extra cash? Talk with campus staff and Wilmington community businesses about part-time jobs! Look for the “We’re Hiring” signs! Grab a free planner too! Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and Career Center.

Hire Heroes USA Transition Workshop Hiring Event
Workshops: Monday, August 22 • 9am - 3pm; Tuesday, August 23 9am - 11am | Career Fair: 11:45am - 4pm • Burney Center
A specialized career event for veterans and their spouses, and current service members and their spouses transitioning to civilian life. Pre-registration is required; eligible students must sign up in SeaWork. Employer Registration (event ID 273)

  • Learn how to leverage personal networks to achieve employment goals
  • Practice effective and proven interviewing techniques
  • Engage industry leaders in a 3-5 person panel about networking, trends and interviewing skills
  • Participate in a networking event with hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals

Career Center Open House
Wednesday, August 24 • 3pm - 5pm • Career Center, FUU 2035 
The UNCW Career Center welcomes students, faculty, and staff to our Open House! Stop by to meet our team, check out our new Jobs Bar Café, and learn more about our resources and upcoming events. Popcorn and beverages will be served, along with an opportunity to win a gift card! 

Multicultural Student Organization Mixer
Thursday, August 25 • 5pm - 6pm • Warwick Ballroom
This event is an opportunity for students to celebrate and learn about Multicultural Student Organizations at UNCW and provide incoming students a space for networking. Sponsored by Campus Activities & Involvement Center.

CIE Welcomes You
Thursday, August 25 • 5pm - 7pm • UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CIE hosts an annual Welcome Week event to bring hundreds of students to their facility for a fun, engaging evening. Booths featuring many different companies and CIE groups will be set up outside as well as games, activities, raffles, and a free taco bar provided by Islands Fresh Mexican Grill.  Free round-trip transportation from Wagoner Dining Hall and the Hawk's Nest.  For more information:

September 2016

Information Technology/Operations Management Career Day
Tuesday, September 20 • Breakout Sessions 3:30pm - 6pm, Interview Tables 6pm - 7:15pm • UNCW CIS Building
Bringing together Computer Science, Info Systems, IT & Operations Management job seekers and employers.  Also open to students interested in a tech degree or internship.  Hosted by the UNCW CS, IS, IT and OPS departments. For more information, contact the Cameron School of Business.

The Upperman African American Cultural Center Networking Mixer  
Friday, September 23 • 4pm - 6pm • Clocktower Lounge
Join your fellow students, alumni, and local employers for light refreshments and a Networking Mixer during Family & Alumni Weekend. 
Please pre-register at:

Academic Majors & Minors Fair
Wednesday, September 28 • 11am - 2pm • Burney Center
Visit with reps from academic departments in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Health & Human Services.  Find out courses needed, admissions requirements, internships and career options for academic majors throughout campus.  Co-sponsored with University College.

Getting Prepared for Grad School
Wednesday, September 28 • 4pm - 5pm • Leutze Hall 131
Should I go to grad school? Will grad school get me where I want to go? How can I plan for the admissions process? Cosponsored with Honors College and the Graduate School.

October 2016

Career Express on the Road
Tuesday, October 4 • 9am - 2pm • Randall Library Lobby
Visit with Career Center Staff about choosing an academic major, finding an internship or job, prepping for grad school, and planning your future career.

Graduate School Open House
Thursday, October 13 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm • Education Building Atrium 
Bring your questions about graduate school at UNCW to our OPEN HOUSE. Meet program coordinators, graduate assistants and current students from our graduate programs. UNCW is proud to offer four doctoral degrees and 29 master degree programs, in addition to education add-on licensure programs and certificates in post-baccalaureate and post-master’s studies. Refreshments provided; free parking in the parking deck. Sponsored by the Graduate School. 

Wednesday, October 19 • 1pm - 4pm • Burney Center
Explore • Experience • Engage • Embark. Explore different industries, experience different careers, engage with alumni and employers, and embark on your Career Journey! Employer Registration (event ID 274) 

Peace Corps Info Session
Wednesday, October 19 ● 5pm – 6pm ● Randall Library Auditorium, Room 2047
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us for an information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.  Launch your international career and be a global citizen!

Seahawk Leadership Pre-Conference Career Prep
Friday, October 21 • 3:30pm – 5pm • Azalea Coast Room, FUU 2001
Need a tune-up on your job or internship search documents? Want to have a professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile? Stop by this event to get assistance from employers and the Career Center!

Seahawk Leadership Conference
Saturday, October 22 • 9am – 5pm • Fisher Buildings
Go Beneath the Surface and attend the 4th Annual Seahawk Leadership Conference. This conference provides up to 200 UNCW students with a free opportunity to attend a campus-based leadership conference and connect with other students, faculty, staff, and local community members. It is designed to provide leadership development opportunities for UNCW students of all levels, abilities, and interests. Pre-register on the event site.

Law School Day
Monday, October 31 • Panel: 12pm - 1pm, Fair: 1pm - 3pm • Burney Center
Law schools from throughout the country will visit UNCW provide info on applying and getting accepted.  Co-sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and Pre-Professional Programs. Employer Registration (event ID 264) 

November 2016

Nursing Career Fair
Monday, November 7 • Networking Hour: 10am - 11am; Fair: 11am - 2pm • McNeill Hall 1051
Students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore internship and job opportunities with representatives from regional hospitals, health-related employers, and other employers interested in hiring nursing students. Not graduating yet? Come to network and ask questions about making yourself more marketable!

Writing a Powerful Personal Statement
Wednesday, November 9 • 4pm - 5pm • Leutze Hall 131
Get tips from writing experts for writing a powerful admissions essay or personal statement for graduate school admissions.  Co-sponsored with Honors College, Graduate School and the Writing Center.

Little Bee to NC: Working with Refugees
Monday, November 14 • 5:30pm - 7pm • Cameron Hall 105
Join students, alumni, and local employers to not only learn about the refugee population in Wilmington, but also about volunteer and career opportunities working with refugees.  Co-sponsored by Office of International Programs, Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, and the Career Center.

Wednesday, November 16 • 9am - 4pm • Career Center, FUU 2035
Get your resume critiqued by staff, employers, and alumni to help you better market yourself on paper. Reviews will be on a first-come, first-serve basis: No appointment necessary.

16th Annual North Carolina Master's & PhD Career Fair
Thursday, November 17 • 12pm - 4pm • Friday Center at Chapel Hill, NC
An expected 50+ organizations will be attending to recruit top talent! Advanced degree candidates and postdocs in all disciplines who have two years or less to completion of their Master's degree, PhD or postdoctoral appointment are invited to attend. Sponsored by Duke University, NC State University, UNC–Chapel Hill, UNC–Charlotte, UNCGreensboro, and Wake Forest University. To learn more and register, visit