Cape Fear Farm Credit
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Freedom School Partners
Guilford County Sheriff's Office
Integrated Pain Solutions
Lumbee Guaranty Bank
Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC
Lumbee River Council of Governments-Lumber River Workforce Development Board
Lumbee River EMC
Natural Cultural Resources- Parks
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
NORTH CAROLINA STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
Peace Corps - Volunteer Recruitment and Selection
The Roger Bacon Academy
UNCP Human Resources
US Marine Corps
United States Secret Service
Graduate Schools Attending
East Carolina University-College of Nursing
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina Central University School of Graduate Studies
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Regent University - Regent Law Admissions
Southeastern Community and Family Services-CSB-FREE, not recruiting—offering tuition/ book funds to eligible students
The Graduate School at UNC Pembroke
UNC Greensboro - Bryan School of Business and Economics
UNC-CH School of Education - UNC, School of Education
UNCP Human Resources
UNCP MBA Program
UNCW M.S. Accountancy
Prepare Your Resume
- Create or update your resume. Use the UNCP Resume Guide that teaches you step-by-step how to build a resume and the UNCP Resume Outline which is a totally customizable document that assists with formatting and structure of a resume.
- Schedule an appointment with a career counselor using Handshake or visit the Career Center during drop-in hours Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4 PM to have your resume reviewed and critiqued.
- Bring 10+ printed copies to the fair to give to employers.
- Dress in business professional attire, or as close to this as you can get.
- Be conservative with cologne, perfume, and cosmetics.
- Carry a folder or padfolio with your materials to keep them neat and to collect business cards or informational packets recruiters may provide.
- Turn off your cell phone.
- Spit out your gum.
Do Your Homework
Here’s an example of an elevator pitch; please modify so it sounds natural and authentic:
- Review the list of employers attending the fair below.
- Look on Handshake for postings for the organizations that will be in attendance to preview job descriptions; if there aren’t any listed, check the company website for opportunities. This will help you prepare for the conversations you will have with recruiters.
- Consider these questions:
- What are the staffing needs of __________ at this time?
- What are the characteristics of an ideal candidate?
- Inappropriate questions to avoid:
- What jobs are you offering?
- What is the salary for this position?
- What benefits do you offer?
- Prepare and practice your elevator pitch. The pitch allows you to introduce yourself at a career fair or networking event with employers. You want to practice so it sounds natural!
Hello, my name is _____. I am a _____ (fr/soph/jr/sr) studying _____ (major/minor) and am looking for a _____ (internship/ graduate school opportunity) in _____ (industry). Over the past few years, I have _____ (worked/volunteered/interned) with _____ (company/student group/etc.) as the _____ (position/role). Through this position I have developed useful skills such as _____ (customer service/time management/etc.) that I hope to use in my next position. I know that _____ (company name) is currently hiring for _____ (name of open position). I am very interested in applying. Could you tell me more about _____ (the application process/opportunity/etc.)?
- Show enthusiasm!
- Be confident and network independently.
- Collect business cards from employers.
- Send a thank you email within 24 hours.