Students

Career, Graduate Education, and Networking Events

**ATTENTION: Make sure you explore this comprehensive list of employers and graduate schools actively recruiting Tar Heels!**

We understand that students have various commitments both on and off-campus, making it potentially challenging to participate in recruitment activities hosted by University Career Services. Our goal is to foster events that meet students where they are. Therefore, we are promoting five engagement options, enabling students to choose the method that suits them best for initial interactions with recruiters. We have communicated with recruiters to ensure they do not favor 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! Our facilitated recruitment events offer five ways to connect:

  1. Face-to-Face Interaction: Connect with employers in person at on-campus fairs.
  2. Virtual Fair Sessions on Handshake: Engage in 1:1 or group sessions scheduled on Handshake Virtual Platforms with employers interested in discussing their organizations, workplaces, or job postings.
  3. Virtual Chats on Handshake: Have virtual conversations with employers who want to discuss specific job postings. Make sure to check for Handshake's 15-minute virtual chat scheduling tool on each job posting four weeks before the on-campus event. (Alternatively, if an employer's contact information is available on their Handshake company page, you can schedule a 15-minute virtual chat outside of Handshake.)
  4. Direct Messaging on Handshake: Communicate directly with employers interested in discussing job postings using Handshake's messaging tool. Ensure this feature is set up on each job posting four weeks before the on-campus event. (Alternatively, if an employer's contact information is available on their Handshake company page, you can initiate a conversation outside of Handshake.)
  5. Application Process on Handshake: All available job opportunities from employers should be posted on Handshake four weeks before the on-campus event to facilitate direct applications.

Spring Job and Internship Fair - January 29-30, 2024

Join us for an exciting in-person event connecting prospective employers with students across diverse majors for a range of employment opportunities, including full-time positions, part-time roles, and internships. This two-day event has distinct themes for each day. On Day 1, we cater to organizations searching for candidates from humanities and social sciences majors, encompassing but not limited to fields such as non-profits, government, law and policy, arts and design, education, social sciences, media and PR, as well as economics and finance. On Day 2, the spotlight shifts to opportunities in science, statistics and data analytics, math, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, environment and sustainability, technology, and mathematics.

This event is open to all UNC undergraduate and graduate students, excluding MBA, Law, Medical, and Dental school candidates. Don't miss the chance to connect, network, and discover exciting career prospects!

Location:

● Rams Head Recreation Center

How to Register:

● Click here to register for Day 1, and here to register for Day 2!

Diversity Career Fair - February 29, 2024

Join us for the Diversity Career Fair, where we unite students with employers who are dedicated to fostering inclusive environments in their workplace and embrace diversity across their organization. This event is open to all UNC students and we encourage students who value diversity, equity, and inclusion in their future work place to attend. This fair is a collaborative effort between University Career Services, Student Government, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Location:

  • Great Hall, Student Union from 12:00PM-3:00PM

How to Register:

  • Click here to register for the fair!

Graduate Career Consortium PhD & Masters Virtual Career Expo (hosted on CareerEco by Graduate Career Consortium) - March 6, 2024

Engage with recruiters in real-time during the GCC Virtual Career Expo (VCE), a one-day online event for Ph.D. and Master’s students, postdocs, and alumni. Explore full-time, internship, and co-op opportunities across various career fields. The expo takes place on March 6th, providing the chance to connect with employers actively seeking candidates with advanced degrees. Attend from anywhere for a valuable networking experience.

Location:

  • Virtual on CareerEco

How to Register:

  • Click here to register!

Virtual All Industries Career Fair - March 20, 2024

Join us for an engaging virtual event designed to connect students from all majors with employers eager to guide them through diverse career pathways within their industries. Whether you're uncertain about a major's potential or keen to explore career interests, this accessible event offers a platform for insightful discussions.

This event provides an excellent opportunity for students seeking summer internships or full-time job roles to learn about current openings and gain insights into the application process. Open to all UNC undergraduate and graduate majors, excluding MBA, Law, Medical, and Dental school candidates, this event promises valuable connections and information to help you navigate your career journey. Don't miss out on this chance to gain clarity and explore exciting possibilities in your field!

Location:

● Handshake Virtual Fair Platforms

How to Register:

● Click here to register!

Health Professions Schools Information Fair - March 25, 2024

Join us in a dynamic in-person event to connect with representatives from healthcare graduate programs across the U.S. Whether you aspire to become a physician, dentist, physical therapist, physician assistant, optometrist, or another healthcare professional, this is your opportunity to explore various paths.

Open to UNC undergraduates and graduate majors, excluding MBA, Law, Medical, or Dental programs, this fair provides a unique platform for those interested in learning more about graduate and professional schools. Participating institutions will not only recruit potential students but also offer valuable insights into their programs and application processes.

Location:

● Great Hall, Carolina Union

How to Register:

Click here to register!

SEC & ACC Virtual Career Fair (hosted on Career Eco) - April 10, 2024

This virtual career fair on April 10 offers an exciting opportunity for students to explore a wide range of career paths across different majors from 29 SEC/ACC schools. It's a fantastic platform to discover potential internships, co-op positions, and full-time opportunities. Join us in this dynamic virtual environment from anywhere to connect with top-tier employers who are eager to meet students like you. Don't miss out on the chance to engage with organizations that align with your academic and career aspirations!

Location:

  • Virtual on CareerEco

How to Register:

  • Click here to register!
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