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Career, Graduate Education, and Networking Events

THIS PAGE IS FOR EMPLOYERS, GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ONLY.

UCS offers several career events throughout the year to help you connect with our students through our On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) strategies. Additionally, we support organizations through Non-OCR strategies and initiatives designed to put them in front of students (Mock Interviews, Job Shadows, Career Treks, Snack & Learns, Panels, etc.). Please see our UCS Employer Engagement Brochure to learn about the various ways your organization can get involved with University Career Services and/or Department-Based Career Offices. Contact the External Relations Team at ucs@unc.edu if you have any questions about our OCR and Non-OCR objectives and plans.

Note: Fall 2022 UCS virtual fairs will be promoted with the strategic purpose to increase: 1) Student Visits to Employer’s (Grad School’s) Handshake Page, 2) Student Follows of Employer’s (Grad School’s) Handshake Page, 3) Student Saves of Employer’s (Grad School’s) Handshake Job (Information) Postings, and 4) Student Applications to Employer’s (Grad School’s) Handshake Job (Information) Postings.

Contact Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu if you have questions about registering for the fairs below.

Contact Roderick Lewis at roderick.lewis@unc.edu if you have questions about determining which fairs below are right for your organization.

Student Engagement Opportunities for your Organization

Each semester, the UCS External Relations Team has opportunities for professionals to co-participate in activities with students in various Career Development Initiatives led by our Career Instructors. There are typically over 20 activities each semester that are hosted virtually (or in-person) that provide the following benefits:

  • Promote your organization's employer (or program) brand in a non-recruitment channel.
  • Support the career development of students seeking internships, full-time jobs, entrepreneurship, and graduate school.
  • Increase your network with students by providing your contact/LinkedIn info.
  • Establish, grow, and/or maintain your organization top-of-mind with students, staff, and faculty.

Click here to express interest: Volunteer Employer Engagement Survey

Fall 2022 - STEM Majors Career Exploration and Experience Fair (In-Person)

September 20th 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Great Hall, Student Union

This event brings together employers who want to help students from STEM-related majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) explore various career pathways in their industries and answer questions about what they can do with their majors and career interests. Additionally, for students who are seeking Summer Internships and Full-Time Jobs roles, these companies also are available to talk about their current openings and how you can apply.  

This event is open to all UNC undergrad and graduate majors (except MBA, Law, Medical, and Dental), but is targeted for STEM-related majors that include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Library and Information Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Economics, Exercise & Sports Science, Finance, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, Statistics and Analytics, and more!

Four Ways to Connect

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participating in recruitment activities hosted by University Career Services. Our goal is to foster events that meet students where they are. To that end, we are promoting four modalities that allow students to choose what works best for initial engagement with recruiters. We have also spoken with recruiters to ensure they take measures not to privilege one modality over another. So that students can rest assured that there is no penalty to their applications based on their chosen form of engagement. At University Career Services, we’ve got students covered!!

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with recruiters available to discuss their organizations, workplace, or job postings: whether you are job seeking or just want to expand your network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with recruiters available to discuss job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page who can schedule a 15-minute virtual chat outside of Handshake).
  • Connect by direct messaging on Handshake with recruiters managing job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by applying directly on Handshake to the job postings from the attending companies: all jobs that companies discuss at the fair will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close.

Location

Great Hall, Student Union

Registration

Register on Handshake with your ONYEN

Fall 2022 - All Majors Career Exploration and Experience Fair (Virtual)

September 21st 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

This virtual event brings together employers who want to help students from All Majors explore various career pathways in their industries and answer questions about what they can do with their majors and career interests. Additionally, for students who are seeking Summer Internships and Full-Time Jobs roles, these companies also are available to talk about their current openings and how you can apply.  

This event is open to all UNC undergrad and graduate majors (except MBA, Law, Medical, and Dental) which include: Business, Communications, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Military Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Romance Languages, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Library and Information Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Finance, Operations, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Sales, Real Estate, and more!

Four Ways to Connect

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participating in recruitment activities hosted by University Career Services. Our goal is to foster events that meet students where they are. To that end, we are promoting four modalities that allow students to choose what works best for initial engagement with recruiters. We have also spoken with recruiters to ensure they take measures not to privilege one modality over another. So that students can rest assured that there is no penalty to their applications based on their chosen form of engagement. At University Career Services, we’ve got students covered!!

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with recruiters available to discuss their organizations, workplace, or job postings: whether you are job seeking or just want to expand your network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with recruiters available to discuss job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page who can schedule a 15-minute virtual chat outside of Handshake).
  • Connect by direct messaging on Handshake with recruiters managing job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by applying directly on Handshake to the job postings from the attending companies: all jobs that companies discuss at the fair will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close.

Location

Handshake Virtual Fair Platform

Registration

Register on Handshake with your ONYEN

Fall 2022 – Mid-Semester STEM + All Majors Career Fair (Virtual) – October 18th 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

This fair brings together employers who are seeking to fill Summer Internship and Full-Time Job roles with students from Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM majors. This is an opportunity for recruiters who have “last minute” hiring needs to connect with students who are still conducting their search for a Summer Internship or Full-Time Job.

This event is open to all UNC undergrad and graduate majors (except MBA, Law, Medical, and Dental) which include: Business, Communications, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Military Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Romance Languages, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Library and Information Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Finance, Operations, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Sales, Real Estate, and more!

Four Ways to Connect

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participating in recruitment activities hosted by University Career Services. Our goal is to foster events that meet students where they are. To that end, we are promoting four modalities that allow students to choose what works best for initial engagement with recruiters. We have also spoken with recruiters to ensure they take measures not to privilege one modality over another. So that students can rest assured that there is no penalty to their applications based on their chosen form of engagement. At University Career Services, we’ve got students covered!!

  • Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with recruiters available to discuss their organizations, workplace, or job postings: whether you are job seeking or just want to expand your network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with recruiters available to discuss job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page who can schedule a 15-minute virtual chat outside of Handshake).
  • Connect by direct messaging on Handshake with recruiters managing job postings that interest you: all recruiters will be obliged to set up Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by applying directly on Handshake to the job postings from the attending companies: all jobs that companies discuss at the fair will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to the fair and afterward until the postings close.

Please contact lead External Relations Consultant, Roderick Lewis at roderick.lewis@unc.edu to discuss if this fair is right for you.

Location

·     Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

Registration Fees

·     $450 - Standard For-Profit

·     $300 - Non-Profit / Government

Registration Deadline:

·     Monday, October 10th at 5:00 PM.

Payment Deadline:

·     Monday, October 10th at 5:00 PM.

*Registration and payment will be reviewed by our team. When payment is successful you will receive a receipt through Handshake and your status will be approved. Checks are no longer accepted without special permission from the UCS Executive Director. Questions? Please email Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu.

Click here to register for the Mid-Semester STEM + All Majors Career Fair (Virtual)

NC Graduate, Law & Professional Schools Information Fair (Virtual) - November 2nd 2022, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

The NC Graduate, Law & Professional Schools Information Fair (Virtual) is hosted by NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Wilmington, Davidson College, and Wake Forest University. Take advantage of this opportunity to recruit students into your graduate programs from the consortium schools and students from other North Carolina schools that will be invited!

Location

  • Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform.

Registration Fees

  • $500 – Standard
  • $250 – UNC Department

Click here to register for the NC Graduate, Law & Professional Schools Information Fair (Virtual).

NC Masters & Doctoral Career Fair (Virtual) - November 3rd 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

This is the 22nd Annual NC Master's and Doctoral Career Fair hosted by Duke University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University.

This is an opportunity to meet with hundreds of advanced degree alumni, candidates and postdocs from top universities in NC and across various degree disciplines who have two years or less to completion of their Master's degree, Ph.D., Ed.D. or postdoctoral appointment (with the exception of MBA students). During the virtual career fair, you can market your organization, post jobs, review and collect resumes/CVs, conduct brief screening interviews and build relationships with candidates to meet your hiring goals.

Location

·     Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform.

Registration Fees

·     $450 – Standard For-Profit

·     $350 – Non-Profit / Government

Registration and Payment Deadline:

·     Thursday, October 20th at 5:00 PM.

Click here to register for the NC Masters & Doctoral Career Fair (Virtual).

Snack and Chat Industry Meetup Series

The "Snack and Chat" Industry Meetup series will facilitate opportunities for students to drop-in for career exploration conversations (or recruitment-oriented conversations). It’s a great way for students to expand their professional networks, get helpful career advice, and to simply learn about employment opportunities. This is a low-pressure opportunity to ask questions and share information about yourself with various companies representing various industries, who can speak about various career opportunities. UCS will host these Industry Meetups on the 2nd floor in Hanes Hall from 11-2pm where a maximum of 5 companies will bring swag and snacks for students visiting their tables. Click the links below to register on Handshake and learn more about these meetups. Reminder: you only need to use your ONYEN to login to Handshake.

August 24th

August 31st

September 7th

September 14th

September 28th

October 5th

Recruiters-in-Residence Program

The Recruiters-in-Residence Program will facilitate opportunities for students to drop-in for career exploration conversations (or recruitment-oriented conversations). It’s a great way for students to expand their professional networks, get helpful career advice, and to simply learn about employment opportunities. This is a low-pressure opportunity to ask questions and share information about yourself with recruiters who can speak about a variety of topics. UCS will host the Recruiters-in-Residence Program on the 2nd floor in Hanes Hall where a maximum of 2 companies per day will bring swag and snacks for students visiting their tables. Click the links below to register on Handshake and learn more about this program. Reminder: you only need to use your ONYEN to login to Handshake.

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