Career Carnival

Thursday, August 23, 11am - 2pm | Student Activity Center Foodcourt

Kick off the 2018-19 school year at Career Carnival!

Hosted by the University Career Center, as part of Goldrush (formerly Week of Welcome), the Career Carnival transforms the SAC Food Court into a bustling, exciting carnival filled with food, games and prizes.

Try your hand at classic carnival games, including the Hi-Striker, Frog Launcher, and Milk Can Toss, or less traditional games like Virtual Roller Coaster, Air Racer, Futuristic Interactive Game and Fun Derby Pony Races.

In between games, snap a picture with Norm, grab some carnival food (think cotton candy and snow cones), get a face painted tattoo, or claim a t-shirt prize.

Signature Event

In the midst of the event's fun and games, students can connect with employers and campus partners, including the Offices of Volunteer Outreach, Education Abroad, and University Center for Academic Excellence, in an informal way. Fifteen employer sponsors, will be on hand to join in on the fun, and talk with students about job opportunities and provide recruiting tips.

Employer Sponsors

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

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  • Position Type(s): Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Positions Available: Non-Instructional positions including our After School Enrichment Program, Finance, Accounting, HR, Teaching Assistants, substitutes and Instructional positions

City of Charlotte - Engineering and Property Management

Clerk of Superior Court

  • Position Type(s): Full-Time
  • Positions Available: Recruiting for Deputy Clerks of Superior Court in Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union Counties.

Elon Law

Gaston County Guardian ad Litem

Greensboro Police Department

Lead for America

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  • Position Type(s): Full-Time
  • Positions Available: We are recruiting for 50-60 paid two-year full-time fellowships in dynamic and high-impact positions in local government in North Carolina and across the country. All majors accepted.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Office

North Carolina Department of Transportation- NCDOT

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  • Position Type(s): Full-Time, Internship
  • Positions Available: Transportation Engineering Associate program Summer Internship Co-ops Apprenticeship

Peace Corps

Piedmont Protective Services

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  • Position Type(s): Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Positions Available: Armed and Unarmed Security Officers for both North and South Carolina

Rock Hill Police Department

  • Website:
  • Position Type(s): Full-Time
  • Positions Available: We are recruiting all majors for several openings. We have current openings for police officer, dispatcher and correctional officer.

SC Highway Patrol

South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

  • Website:
  • Position Type(s): Full-Time, Internship
  • Positions Available: Probation and Parole Law Enforcement Officer

Town of Indian Trail

U.S. Air Force Reserve

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  • Position Type(s): Part-Time
  • Positions Available: The Air Force Reserve offers a variety of part-time job opportunities with full-time benefits including tuition assistance and low-cost health insurance. For specific part-time jobs, you may be eligible for a signing bonus of up to $20,000.

U.S. House of Representatives

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  • Position Type(s): Internship
  • Positions Available: Anyone interested in interning in a District Congressional Office.

UNC Charlotte Paralegal Certificate Program

United States Air Force

  • Website:
  • Position Type(s): Full-Time
  • Positions Available: All majors for Special Operations (Special Warfare)career opportunities


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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 (Michelle Wann, 704-687-0795, and UNC Charlotte's Office of Disability Services (704-687-0040 (tty/v) or at least 7 days prior to the event.