UCS offers both tabling and information sessions as methods of recruiting UNC students. Tabling is an informal way for employers to connect with students in a high-traffic area such as the Student Union, where students can stop by and learn more about their organization.

Policies for Tabling

The following policies only pertain to companies requesting UCS to schedule events in the Student Union. Different departments will have policies not covered by the UCS policy.

  • All tabling reservations should be made via Handshake by creating an event. If you are unsure of how to do this, please see this tutorial or see the steps below.
  • Reservations must be made at least 14 business days before you plan to be on campus.
  • You may offer food at your event. We recommend snack-type foods such as donuts, chips, and cookies.
  • No more than two members of your organization may be present at a table.
  • You are allotted up to a 4-hour time block for your session. If you are interested in booking additional time, please be aware you will incur an extra fee.
  • You may not move or change the location of your table or block walkways in any way. 

Fees for Tabling in the Student Union

    Standard Rate:

    • $145 (For-Profit Organizations)
    • $130 (Non-Profit/Government/Education Organizations)
    • Includes the following benefits:
      • Complementary tools that Handshake provides for employers to promote their events based on the account type.
      • Listing on in-house video monitors if a flyer is provided.

    Premium Rate:

    • $245 (For-Profit Organizations)
    • $195 (Non-Profit/Government/Education Organizations)
    • Includes the following benefits:
      • One promotion in the UCS bi-weekly Career Readiness Newsletter sent to the student body via Handshake.
      • One-week promotion on UCS web pages.
      • Resume Book of registered students.
      • All Standard Rate benefits.

    Cancellation and No Show Policy

    Organizations must provide University Career Services with at least 48 hours advance notice of cancellation. If sufficient time is not given, and the organization is a “no show,” a $25.00 cancellation fee may be assessed to your organization. The fee must be paid prior to returning to campus for any future recruitment events. 

    Steps to Request a Tabling Session

    To reserve a table, please log in into your Handshake account or create a new one:

    • Click on “Request an Event”.
    • Under “Event Name”, be sure to include "Table" or "Tabling" in the name. (example: “Recruitment Information Table with Company X”).
    • Under “Contact”, select the individual from your company who will be the main contact for your event.
    • Under “Type”, select Employer On-site.
    • Enter the “Start and End Dates”, and ensure the times are Eastern Time.
    • If you are interested in additional or alternative locations, put the Department or location names in the description box, and we will connect you with the appropriate person who handles that reservation process.

    Once requested, we will do our best to accommodate your date and location requests.

    Tips for Successful Tabling

    Given the myriad activities competing for the attention of today’s college students, brevity and repeatability are key, and employers should develop “grab and go” collateral to give to students as they engage with you. Consider the following tips to maximize your employer brand, visibility, and connection with potential student recruits.

    • Place QR codes on your collateral that links to website information for college students.
    • Make sure your collateral is poster card size and showcases your company's diversity, benefits, and job opportunities.
    • Make sure your information is relevant to a wide variety of academic majors.
    • Include direct contact information (email, LinkedIn, etc.) of recruiters who are committed to responding to students.
    • Gamify the your information session or table by offering students a chance to win cool prizes (gift cards, snack food, etc.).

    Questions about Tabling in the Student Union should be emailed to the Recruitment Coordinator, [email protected]

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