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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: Spring 2023 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

Spring 2023 STEM + All Majors Career & Networking Fair (Virtual on Handshake) - February 7th 2023, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 7, 2023, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm virtual on Handshake

This virtual event brings together employers who want to help students from STEM + 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 (Organizations)

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participation 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 ask that our recruiters strive to take measures to not intentionally privilege one modality over another. Students need reassurance that there is no penalty to their applications or candidacy based on their chosen form of initial engagement.

Employers participating in on-campus recruitment events will have to commit to our four student connection modalities:

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with students desiring to learn about your organization, workplace, or job postings: whether they are job seeking or just want to expand their network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event (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 students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-week prior to their on-campus event (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by receiving direct applications on Handshake to job postings from your organization: all jobs that organizations have available for students will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event.

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

  • Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

Registration Fees

  • $450 - Standard For-Profit
  • $300 - Non-Profit / Government

Registration Deadline:

  • Monday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • Monday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM.

*Registration and payment will be reviewed by our team. We will invoice your company if it meets our evaluation criteria. When payment is successful you will receive a receipt through Handshake and your status will be approved. We strongly suggest employers complete and add their schedule before the registration deadline. Checks are no longer accepted unless they can be delivered the same day. Questions? Please email Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu.

Location

Virtual on Handshake

Registration

Click here to register

Diversity Career & Networking Fair (Virtual on Handshake) - February 8th 2023, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

February 8th 2023, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

This fair brings together employers who are primarily seeking recruit and/or network with students from underrepresented minority groups within the communities they operate and serve. These employers 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 “diversity recruitment strategies” to connect with underrepresented students who are still conducting their search for a Summer Internship or Full-Time Job.

Employers that register for this fair will be evaluated on their diversity initiatives and programming based on information we find on their website. All approval decisions will be based on that evaluation in addition to other criteria we use to evaluate employer engagement and recruiter activity at Carolina.

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 (Organizations)

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participation 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 ask that our recruiters strive to take measures to not intentionally privilege one modality over another. Students need reassurance that there is no penalty to their applications or candidacy based on their chosen form of initial engagement.

Employers participating in on-campus recruitment events will have to commit to our four student connection modalities:

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with students desiring to learn about your organization, workplace, or job postings: whether they are job seeking or just want to expand their network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event (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 students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-week prior to their on-campus event (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by receiving direct applications on Handshake to job postings from your organization: all jobs that organizations have available for students will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event.

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

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. We will invoice your company if it meets our evaluation criteria. When payment is successful you will receive a receipt through Handshake and your status will be approved. We strongly suggest employers complete and add their schedule before the registration deadline. Checks are no longer accepted unless they can be delivered the same day. Questions? Please email Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu.

Location

Handshake Virtual Fair Platform

Registration

Click here to register

Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) PhD & Masters Career Expo (Virtual on CareerEco) - March 8th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

March 8th 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on careereco Virtual Fairs Platform

***THIS FAIR WILL BE VIRTUAL AND HOSTED ON CAREERECO***

Masters & PhD Students and alumni will meet recruiters live online. Full-time, internship, and co-op Jobs (all majors invited).

The GCC Virtual Career Expo (VCE) is a one-day online career fair/networking for Ph.D. & Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni that offers the opportunity to connect with employers. These employers represent a range of career fields (review hiring details here). They are all seeking advanced-degree candidates. This year’s VCE will be on March 8th. Attend the expo from anywhere!

Here is how some past participants described their experience:

It was a fun experience with less pressure and surprisingly, less awkwardness than a real-life career expo.

It was nice to speak with recruiters gain career advice.

Good and easy way to connect to possible employers

Great and easy way to talk to people from organizations that are hiring, to find out more about the job and the organization.

Location

● CareerEco

Registration

Click here to register

Health Schools Information Fair (in-person) - March 28th 2023, 12:00pm - 3:00pm at Student Union Great Hall

march 28th 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in person at unc student union

Thank you for your interest in the UNC Health Schools Info Fair, to be held Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 12:00-3:00pm at the Great Hall of the FPG Carolina Student Union in Chapel Hill, NC.  

This event is open to all Graduate schools and programs that are recruiting for Health/Medical degree programs.

Students attending this fair can come from a number of majors -- 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 (Organizations)

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participation 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 ask that our recruiters strive to take measures to not intentionally privilege one modality over another. Students need reassurance that there is no penalty to their applications or candidacy based on their chosen form of initial engagement.

Employers participating in on-campus recruitment events will have to commit to our four student connection modalities:

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with students desiring to learn about your organization, workplace, or job postings: whether they are job seeking or just want to expand their network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event (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 students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-week prior to their on-campus event (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by receiving direct applications on Handshake to job postings from your organization: all jobs that organizations have available for students will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event.

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

Location

  • Student Union (Great Hall)

Registration Fees

  • $200 - Non-UNC Graduate School/Program
  • $150 - UNC-affiliated Graduate School/Program

Registration Deadline:

  • Monday, March 13th at 5:00 PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • Monday, March 13th 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. We strongly suggest employers complete and add their schedule before the registration deadline. Checks are no longer accepted unless they can be delivered the same day. Questions? Please email Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu.

Registration:

Click here to register

Mid-Semester STEM + All Majors Career & Networking Fair (in-person) - March 29th 2023, 12:00pm- 4:00pm at Student Union Great Hall

This fair brings together employers who want to help students from STEM + 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 (Organizations)

We recognize that students have multiple competing priorities for their time on-campus (and off-campus) that don’t always allow for participation 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 ask that our recruiters strive to take measures to not intentionally privilege one modality over another. Students need reassurance that there is no penalty to their applications or candidacy based on their chosen form of initial engagement.

Employers participating in on-campus recruitment events will have to commit to our four student connection modalities:

  • Connect face-to-face at in-person fairs, or Connect by 1:1 or group sessions scheduling on Handshake Virtual Fairs with students desiring to learn about your organization, workplace, or job postings: whether they are job seeking or just want to expand their network for future opportunities at the on-campus event you’re at.
  • Connect by virtual chatting on Handshake with students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s 15-minute virtual chats scheduling tool on each job posting 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event (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 students desiring to discuss job postings of interest: all recruiters will be obliged to setup Handshake’s messaging tool on each job posting 4-week prior to their on-campus event (or have a recruiter’s contact info available on their Handshake company page).
  • Connect by receiving direct applications on Handshake to job postings from your organization: all jobs that organizations have available for students will be posted on Handshake 4-weeks prior to their on-campus event.

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

Location

  • Student Union (Great Hall)

Registration Fees

  • $450 - Standard For-Profit
  • $300 - Non-Profit / Government

Registration Deadline:

  • Monday, March 13th at 5:00 PM.

Payment Deadline:

  • Monday, March 13th at 5:00 PM.

*Registration and payment will be reviewed by our team. We will invoice your company if it meets our evaluation criteria. When payment is successful you will receive a receipt through Handshake and your status will be approved. We strongly suggest employers complete and add their schedule before the registration deadline. Checks are no longer accepted unless they can be delivered the same day. Questions? Please email Kelsey Durham at Kelsey.Durham@unc.edu.

Registration:

Click here to register

SEC & ACC Career Fair (virtual) - April 5th 2023, 10:00am - 5:00pm (Virtual on CareerEco)

**THIS FAIR WILL BE VIRTUAL AND IS ORGANIZED BY CAREERECO**

Students and alumni will meet recruiters live online. Full-time, internship, and co-op Jobs (all majors invited).

Location

● CareerEco Virtual Fair Platform

Registration

Click here to register

Recruiters-in-Residence Program

Recruiters-in-Residence program takes place in-person and brings together students and recruiters. These sessions will be an opportunity for you to connect directly with UNC students to answer questions about your company/industry and an opportunity to network. UCS will provide a space and a table for you while participating in this event. We ask companies to bring swag, table skirts, and snacks for students while they visit their tables.

  • Benefits for participation:
    • Introduces you to quality of UNC students
    • Improves exposure and campus visibility with students
    • Increases your opportunity to become known as an employer of choice for UNC students
    • Maintains your presence on-campus
    • Provides career mentoring opportunities
  • Tips for successful tabling:
    • Develop “grab and go” collateral to give students to engage with you
    • Put a QR code on all of your collateral that links back to a 60-90 second video of your workplace and career advantages for college students
    • Make sure your collateral is poster card size and contains images of diverse employees on the front and back along with info on jobs and benefits.
    • Make sure that your messaging on the cards and in conversation states that your organization considers all academic majors.
    • Include the direct contact information (email, LinkedIn, etc.) of recruiters who are committed to responding to students.
    • You can find more information about tabling policies here.

Contact the Assistant Director of External Relations, Jamel Mallory, for more information at jamel.mallory@unc.edu.

Mock Interview Program

This is not an actual interview; this is an opportunity to do practice interviews that allow for constructive feedback with UNC students. Mock interviews bring together a variety of employers from all different types of industries and sizes to do a mock interview with UNC students. You will ask standard interview questions and provide feedback that might be helpful for students in the future. During your visit, you will have your own interview room at Hanes Hall in the UCS office.

  • Benefits for participation:
    • Introduces you to quality of UNC students
    • Improves exposure and campus visibility with students and faculty
    • Increases your opportunity to become known as an employer of choice for UNC students
    • Maintains your presence on-campus
    • Provides career mentoring opportunities

Contact the Assistant Director of External Relations, Jamel Mallory, for more information at jamel.mallory@unc.edu.

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