Spring Career & Internship Fair

Spring Career & Internship Fair logo

Friday, February 14, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm
Student Activity Center (SAC) at UNC Charlotte's main campus

Large career fair focused on a wide range of non-technical roles; open to all majors and all class levels. 130+ employers and grad programs offering 4,000+ full-time jobs, internships, and co-ops. Attendees include Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and local businesses.

 

The career fair holds value for students at all levels:

  • Seniors can connect with employers for full-time, post-grad positions.
  • Sophomores & Juniors can meet employers offering internships and co-ops.
  • Freshmen can explore career options by talking with professionals and get a head-start on applying for internships.
  • Graduate students will find full-time and internship opportunities with 50% of fair employers.

 

Prepare for the fair by attending a quick session focused on resumes, selling your skills, working a career fair, and talking to employers. The Career Fair Crash Course series is held the weeks of Jan. 27th. Find details in Hire-A-Niner or on our Events page.

Important Information

  • Professional attire is required (no jeans, t-shirts, or shorts)
  • New Student Activity Center policy: no backpacks, large bags, or umbrellas
  • Event is free for job seekers and open to students/alumni from any college/university
  • What to bring: 10-20+ copies of a professional resume (no cover letters or references needed)
  • #1 tip from fair employers: Research! Do a little research on employers of interest
  • No registration is needed; RSVP is available in Hire-a-Niner

Employers Attending

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

What organizations will be there? The employer list is above. 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, work authorization level, etc.).

 

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 (but no jeans). 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 (including individual appointments). Students and alumni from other colleges/universities are encouraged to contact their career center for assistance.

 

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:

 

How do I request special accommodations? 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, careerfairs@uncc.edu) and UNC Charlotte's Office of Disability Services (704-687-0040 (tty/v) or accessibility@uncc.edu) at least 7 days prior to the event.

Questions?

Have a question we didn't answer here? Please contact our team at careerfairs@uncc.edu.