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Spotlight: Career and Public Service Expo 2013

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships will hold the Career & Public Service Expo on Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC). A "must-attend" event for upcoming graduates and alumni looking for full-time employment, the Expo is also a great opportunity for students seeking internships and co-ops, or considering graduate school.

In the last year, the University Career Center saw steady improvement in employer activity which shows signs of improvement in the overall job market. In 2012-13, employer attendance at both the Fall and Spring Career Expos increased, and of the employers at those events, 93 percent projected more or the same number job openings in their organizations this year. Ninety-one (91) percent of employers found that UNC Charlotte students and alumni were a good source of talent for their organization.

Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend the Career & Public Service Expo and take advantage of on-campus interviewing opportunities by registering with NinerJobNet. May 2014 graduates are reminded that some employers make only one recruiting visit per year and will not return in the spring. An ongoing list of organizations registered for the Expo can be found online.

Typically attended by over 1,000 students, the Career & Public Service Expo is also a place for employers to promote their brand on campus. Early fair registration offers additional benefits, as the University Career Center will advertise each organization’s attendance as soon as it registers. Employers also can request space to conduct interviews on campus or present in-depth information to students about their organizations and recruiting processes.

Students should dress professionally and bring resumes to give to recruiters. During the week leading up to the Expo, the University Career Center will offer pre-fair resume critiques and programming on how to prepare for a job fair, interview effectively, and dress appropriately. For additional assistance with job or internship searches, students should consult their major-specific career advisors and utilize the variety of resources the UCC has to offer.