Prepare for Fairs and Recruitment


What else do I need to know about the career fairs this year?

All of our career fairs and employer engagements will be online this year through platforms that support remote activities. Handshake is the platform that will be used for all UCS facilitated virtual fairs this Spring. Please register for the fairs and follow the instructions that will be provided to help you maximize your virtual fair experience.

Employers have plenty of opportunities to engage with students through University Career Services-facilitated recruitment events, and recruitment events facilitated by Department-based Career Offices. We want to keep you updated with all the key recruiter-involved events taking place across campus this Fall. Some events are open to all majors, while some are open to department-specific majors. Please contact the event organizers for more details.

Employer resources for maximizing virtual 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 and other virtual tools (social media, email, webinars, etc.). This page will continuously be updated to reflect the most recent information and data to aid you in the virtual space we find ourselves in.

  • UCS Employer Marketing Services: We have developed a list of fee-based marketing services to help your company stand out in the crowded virtual space. The service are offered in addition to the “free” marketing you get using Handshake and the promotions we do internally to promote events to students.
  • 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 Job: Handshake 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.