Event Date: 
September 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Student Activity Center
Event Category: 

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Full-time job and internship/co-op recruiting event; 200+ companies & 1,400+ candidates. This event is open to students/alumni from UNC Charlotte and other colleges/universities; the event is free for candidates.

*Weather Update (as of 9/11, 8am): The Charlotte area is expected to get rain and wind on 9/11 and 9/12; the University is scheduled to operate under normal conditions all week. We do not expect any disruption to the Career Fair.*

Candidates - Professional Interview Attire is required for this event. Learn how to succeed at the fair and what to expect.

Employers - Find event information, registration costs, and the registration form online. Event is currently sold out, but a waitlist is available. Contact us at careerfairs@uncc.edu with any questions.

Important Information for Candidates:

  • No RSVP or registration for candidates; just show up the day of the event.
  • Professional Attire is required for the event
    • No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, athletic wear, or other casual clothing
    • Suits, slacks/dress pants, modest skirts/dresses, polos, dress shirts are all fine
  • Candidates who park on campus will need to pay for visitor parking.
  • Read about employer expectations of candidates and how to succeed at the event.
  • The University Career Center is committed to ensuring accessibility to career fairs and events. Event attendees who wish to request special accommodations should contact the event coordinator (Brooke Brown, 704-687-0789, Brooke.Brown@uncc.edu) and UNC Charlotte's Office of Disability Services (704-687-0040 (tty/v) or accessibility@uncc.edu) at least 7 days before the event.

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UNC Charlotte students - prepare for the fair by attending one of our quick sessions focused on resumes, selling your skills, working a career fair, and talking to employers. The series is the week of September 11th. View all of the details and RSVP for sessions in Hire-A-Niner (under Career Events).

 

Event FAQs:

Who may attend? Any job seeker may attend this event. The event is targeted at current college students and candidates with college degrees.

Do I need to register or RSVP?  No, candidates do not need to register or RSVP for the fair in order to attend. UNC Charlotte students and alumni have the option to RSVP and indicate interested employers through Hire-A-Niner. There is no registration or RSVP available for other candidates.

What is the cost? There is no cost for candidates to attend the event. The University does charge for Visitor Parking on campus, and candidates are responsible for those fees.

Where do I park?  Candidates who don't have a UNC Charlotte parking pass should park at a Visitor Parking deck/lot on campus (and will need to pay for visitor parking). The closest visitor parking to the event is in the Union Deck and East Parking Deck. 

University Address: 9201 University City Blvd.,Charlotte, NC 28223
Student Activity Center (event location) Address: 9290 BARNHARDT LN, Charlotte NC 28223
Union Deck Address: 8755 STUDENT UNION LN, Charlotte NC 28223
East Deck Address: 9110 MARY ALEXANDER RD, Charlotte NC 28223
Interactive Campus Map: https://maps.uncc.edu
A career fair shuttle will take candidates from the Union and East Decks to the event. The Student Activity Center's most notable feature is it's clocktower:
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What organizations will be there? The employer list is online. It is updated in real-time as organizations register (and cancel); employers will continue to register until the week of the event. You can use the list to search for employers by name or use the Advanced Search for more options (including the ability to search by major).

What should I bring to the event? Candidates are encouraged to bring multiple copies of a professional resume. Optionally, candidates may bring business cards, a portfolio, and other materials. We will provide a table map to candidates at the event, but details about employers' recruiting needs are all online. There will not be a secured area for candidates to leave backpacks, bags, or briefcases.

What is the dress code? Candidates are required to dress professionally, based on employer request. While suits are encouraged, candidates can dress in business professional or business casual clothing. Casual clothing (including jeans, shorts, t-shirts, athletic wear, clubwear, clothing with potentially offensive symbols or writing, athletic shoes, flip-flops/casual sandals, tank tops, capris) and revealing clothing (very short skirts/dresses or very low-cut tops) are not permitted at this professional event. Professional dress includes collared shirts, dress pants/slacks, dresses, skirts, polo shirts, blazers, button-up shirts, blouses, and dress shoes. Accommodations are made for candidates whose religion or disability impacts clothing options.

How can I get additional help preparing for the event?  We have online resources on dressing for success, resume writing, working a career fair, developing a pitch, and interviewing in our Career Guide. UNC Charlotte students and alumni can use the Career Center's services to prepare. Students and alumni from other colleges/universities are encouraged to contact their career center for assistance.

I have a question that is not answered here. You may contact our team at careerfairs@uncc.edu with questions not covered here; it may take 2-3 business days to receive a response.

 

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