The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships will hold its annual Spring Career Expo on Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. A "must-attend" event for upcoming graduates and alumni looking for full-time employment, the Career Expo is also a great opportunity for students seeking internships and co-ops, or considering graduate school.
Although the economy remains uncertain, the University Career Center saw increased strength in employer recruiting activity. Employer attendance continued to rise at the Fall Expo (at a rate of 16% over Fall 2011), and almost 50% of those employers projected more job openings in their organizations this year. 36 percent predicted that new college graduates would comprise the majority of their hiring - even better news for new Niner alumni.
Students of all majors and class levels, as well as alumni, are invited to attend to meet employers and graduate school representatives recruiting candidates for full-time jobs, internships and co-ops, and graduate or professional school. May and August 2013 graduates seeking full-time employment are especially encouraged to take advantage of this networking opportunity. Organizations registered to attend include Lowe’s Companies, Schlumberger, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, and the UNC Charlotte Graduate School. An ongoing list of organizations registered for Career Expo can be found online.
With an average attendance of over 1,000 students, the Career Expo is also a great chance for employers to promote their brand on campus. Early registration for the event offers additional benefits, as the University Career Center will advertise each organization’s attendance as soon as its registration is received. 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. The University Career Center will offer "pre-fair resume critiques," as well as programming on how to prepare for a job fair and interview effectively, during the week leading up to the fair. For additional assistance with the job or internship search, students should consult their career advisors and utilize the variety of resources found online and in the Career Resource Library, including updates on the job market both locally and nationally.
More information about the Career Expo is available online.