Career, Graduate Education, and Networking Events

Upcoming Career, Graduate Education, and Networking Events

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. Tar Heel 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!! UCS-facilitated recruitment events offer 4 Ways to Connect:

  • 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.
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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

  • Registration is currently not open

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

  • Registration is currently not open

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

The NC Graduate and Law Schools Information Fair (Virtual) is hosted by NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Wilmignton, Davidson College, and Wake Forest University.

Details TBA

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.

Location and Handshake Login Instructions

  • Handshake Virtual Fairs Platform

All students served by UCS have existing Handshake accounts that were created for them upon enrolling in UNC Chapel Hill. To access your Handshake account, login here with your ONYEN. **Please do not attempt to create a new account

Registration

  • Registration will open on September 19, 2022 for graduate students.