Information for Employers

Welcome employers, alumni, and graduate school admissions representatives! We're so excited to connect with you. Please see the following list of upcoming career fairs coming to our campus this fall.

Fall 2024 Career Fairs

Part-Time Job Fair - August 28, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENS MIDNIGHT ON 6/17. 

Join us at our upcoming Part-Time Job Fair! This is a fantastic opportunity for employers to connect with a large pool of talented candidates seeking part-time employment. Whether you're looking to fill immediate vacancies or build a pipeline of potential hires, this event provides the perfect platform to meet and engage with motivated job seekers. Register now to secure your spot and showcase your organization to top-notch talent! 

Location:

  • Rams Head Recreation Center from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Registration Fees:

  • $750 - Standard For-Profit Organizations
  • $600 - Non-Profit/Government Organizations
  • Note: The flat fee covers two representatives at no extra cost. Any additional representative beyond the initial two will incur an additional charge of $75 each, with a maximum of four representative allowed.

Registration Deadline:

  • August 1st, 2024 at 5:00PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • August 8th, 2024 at 5:00PM.

How to Register:

  • Click here to register!

All Industries Job & Internship Fair - September 11, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENS MIDNIGHT ON 6/17. 

Join us at our upcoming All Industries Job and Internship Fair! This is a fantastic opportunity for employers to connect with a large pool of talented candidates seeking employment. Whether you're looking to fill immediate vacancies or build a pipeline of potential hires, this event provides the perfect platform to meet and engage with motivated job seekers. Register now to secure your spot and showcase your organization to top-notch talent! 

Location:

  • Rams Head Recreation Center from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Registration Fees:

  • $750 - Standard For-Profit Organizations
  • $600 - Non-Profit/Government Organizations
  • Note: The flat fee covers two representatives at no extra cost. Any additional representatives beyond the initial two will incur an additional charge of $75 each, with a maximum of four representatives allowed.

Registration Deadline:

  • September 1st, 2024 at 5:00PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • September 8th, 2024 at 5:00PM.

How to Register:

  • Click here to register!

Science & Tech Fair - September 12, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENS MIDNIGHT ON 6/17. 

Join us at our upcoming Tech Fair! This is a fantastic opportunity for employers in the science, pharmacy, technology, healthcare, and others to connect with a large pool of talented candidates seeking employment. Whether you're looking to fill immediate vacancies or build a pipeline of potential hires from academic disciplines, this event provides the perfect platform to meet and engage with motivated job seekers. Register now to secure your spot and showcase your organization to top-notch talent! 

Location:

  • Rams Head Recreation from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Registration Fees:

  • $750 - Standard For-Profit Organizations
  • $600 - Non-Profit/Government Organizations
  • Note: The flat fee covers two representatives at no extra cost. Any additional representatives beyond the initial two will incur an additional charge of $75 each, with a maximum of four representatives allowed.

Registration Deadline:

  • September 1st, 2024 at 5:00PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • September 8th, 2024 at 5:00PM.

How to Register:

  • Click here to register!

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Should you have any inquiries about determining the ideal fair for your recruitment needs, please contact Kelsey Williams, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, at [email protected]. For additional guidance, please refer to the following steps.

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Prepare for the Fair

First Steps for New Employers and Recruiters

If you are new to engaging with our office, welcome! All career, education, and networking fairs will be conducted either virtually or in person. Handshake is the main platform for UCS-facilitated fairs. UCS also promotes in-person fairs hosted by a consortium of schools and virtual fairs on Handshake and other platforms. Your first step will be to connect with us on Handshake and review our job posting policies. Please visit our Job and Internship Postings page to get connected and register for our upcoming career fairs.

Employers can engage with students through UCS-facilitated and department-based fairs and recruitment events. Various events occur throughout the academic year, some open to all majors and others specific to certain departments. For more information, contact UNC Chapel Hill’s department-based career offices.

Maximize your Recruitment Efforts

The External Relations Team in is here to assist you with connecting with Tarheel Talent to meet your organizations recruitment goals. We offer various career events and facilitate on-campus recruitment (OCR) opportunities. To enhance the career development of our students, we encourage you to participate in our Spring 2024 Pre-Fair Events, which you can learn more about at this link.

Student Recruitment Opportunities

Our office provides over 20 activities each semester that help your organization to engage with current students. If you're interested in participating in any of these activities, please complete the Volunteer Employer Engagement Survey. These include:

For on-campus interviews and tabling, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Kaitlyn Underwood at [email protected]. For questions about which events are suitable for your organization, please contact Assistant Director of External Relations, Jamel Mallory at [email protected].

NACE Salary Survey – Salary Projections for Class of 2022

The Winter 2022 Salary Survey report contains annual salary projections for Class of 2022 college graduates. The figures reported are for base salaries only and do not include bonuses, commissions, fringe benefits, or overtime rates. The report provides the detailed salary projections by academic major, job position, and degree level, along with breakouts by both industry and geographic region.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) obtained the data in this report by surveying its employer members from October 4, 2021, through December 3, 2021. A total of 124 surveys were returned—a 17% response rate. Of those responding, 7.3% of respondents were from the New England region, 6.5% were from the Plains, 12.9% were from the Rocky Mountain/Far West region, 11.3% were from the Southwest, 14.5% were from the Southeast, 12.9% were from the Mideast, and 34.7% were from the Great Lakes region. A list of respondents by industry and size, and a partial list of organizations that supplied data for this report can be found in the Appendix.

What do I need to know about fairs hosted or promoted by University Career Services?

All of our career, education, networking fairs and employer engagements will be either conducted virtual or in-person through platforms used by University Career Services (UCS). Handshake is the platform that will is used for all UCS facilitated in-person and virtual fairs. UCS also promotes some in-person fairs that are hosted as part of a consortium of schools, in addition to virtual fairs hosted on Handshake and other 3rd party platforms. Please register for fairs that make sense for your organization and follow the instructions that will be provided to help you maximize your fair experience.

Employers have plenty of opportunities to engage with students through UCS-facilitated fairs and recruitment events, as well as those facilitated by Department-based Career Offices. There are always a number of employer-involved events taking place across campus during the academic year. Some events are open to all majors, while some are only open to department-specific majors. Please contact any of UNC Chapel Hill’s Department-based Career Offices for more details on employer-involved events they may be hosting.

Employer resources for maximizing fairs and recruitment

The External Relations Teams is here to provide you with the latest insights and best practices to help you accomplish your campus recruitment and engagement objectives using Handshake, On-Campus Interviews, Recruiter Tabling, Info Sessions, and other tools (social media, email, webinars, etc.). This page will continuously be updated to reflect the most recent information and data to aid you in both the in-person and virtual recruitment space.

  • Skills Acquired by Majors at UNC: We created this document to help you expand your talent pool beyond the “usual” majors. Check out skills our students are gaining across the various majors.
  • Virtual Campus Recruiting – What’s Working & What’s Not: The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently released findings from its research on what virtual events, strategies, and tactics were most effective in reaching students last Fall.
  • How 2020 Changed the Way Students Find their Next JobHandshake recently released findings from its research on 2300+ virtual fairs that it hosted last Fall. They provide some takeaways from employers that are useful for enhancing their digital recruitment and engagement strategies.

Best Practices

An internship can be a great way for students to develop professional skills while simultaneously contributing value to your organization. If you have never had an intern before and are exploring the paid/not-paid, credit/no-credit issues, see the NACE and Department of Labor documents on the bottom of this page. If you have questions about internships, please call 919-962-6507 and ask to speak to one of our employer relations consultants, or email [email protected].

University Career Services offers you easy access to UNC-Chapel Hill student interns. Internships can be:

  • Any time of the year (summer, fall, spring semesters)
  • Any length of time (a month to a year)
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Paid or non-paid
  • For credit or non-credit

Internships should:

  • Offer practical work experience or a project, given by a designated supervisor
  • Be an opportunity to observe, contribute, and rotate through the different parts of the department/organization
  • Offer career connections, mentorship, and networking opportunities within the organization/industry
  • Offer training, either “formal,” on-the-job, or virtual/remote along with constructive, on-going feedback for personal and professional development
  • Assess the organizational needs and determine what you hope to gain from an internship program
  • Define the aspects to make an internship an educational, interesting, and rewarding experience
  • Develop individual expectations, goals, and learning objectives for the intern
  • Communicate program goals with your team to ensure the organization’s commitment
  • Draft a job description that clearly explains the duties required of the intern
  • Review the organization’s ability to provide assignments, equipment, and compensation
  • Build a pipeline of student candidates to potentially convert to full-time employees
  • Invest time in interns through selection, training, supervision, and evaluation
  • Identify a staff member who would enjoy and benefit from mentoring an intern, who is committed to and capable of providing structure and insight in addition to constructive feedback
  • Discuss upcoming intern projects and activities in addition to the time commitment
  • Orient the intern to your organization; acquaint the intern to the mission, vision, and policies of your company (un/written and un/spoken) along with team introductions
  • Set specific professional and career goals for the internship
  • Teach the intern about the working world and consider serving as a mentor
  • Explain the organizational structure and illustrate the company culture
  • Schedule a formal meeting to discuss progress and expectations for your projects
  • Provide other colleagues with background information about the intern’s projects, responsibilities, and schedule
  • Discuss projects regularly and expected outcomes (decide on start and end dates, in advance)
  • Schedule a mid-semester evaluation and an exit interview to provide a forum for constructive feedback and questions

*adapted from the University of Southern California’s career center.

University Career Services expects our employers to abide by our Non-Discrimination Policy and Anti-Harassment Guidelines when interacting with UNC-Chapel Hill students before, during, and after their internship experiences.

See here for internship tips from NACE.

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