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Career Center Events

Learn about the Career Center’s upcoming events and programs!

The Career Center offers a range of workshops and events. To find out the specific dates and locations of the workshops and events check out the our website or click on the links below! Here’s a list of events and descriptions we offer at the UCC:

Career Fairs and Featured Events

Part-Time and Experiential Job Fair: This fair is offered at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters. These two fairs are great for students who are seeking experience, and/or extra money for school. Surveys of UNC Charlotte alumni show that gaining career-related experience leads to a higher starting salary after graduation (on average $5-10,000 more!), a greater chance of your first job being related to your career goals, and a shorter job search among other benefits!

Career Expo (Fall AND Spring): We host two Career Expo’s a year, one in the fall semester and one in the spring. These fairs are often our largest events for the year, and perfect for students looking for internships and full-time work. The fair is open to students and alumni of all majors. The Career Expo has often hosted over 100 employers who are eager to hire UNC Charlotte students. These companies range from large firms, such as BB&T and the Goodrich Corporation, to smaller firms, as well as professional schools (graduate, pharmaceutical, and law schools).

Public Service Career Fair: This fall fair is tailored for students who are looking to make a difference with a career or internship in the government or nonprofit sector. Local, state, federal government, nonprofit organizations, and graduate programs will be in attendance to recruit. This fair is ideal for student in humanities, but is also great for students in IT and Engineering who are interested in working in the public sector. Past attendees include: The CIA, Secret Service, local municipalities, and several law schools! This fair IS open to the public and students from other universities are welcome.

Majors Day: This is a unique fair offered by the University Career Center every Fall. Students who are looking for a new major, a double major or a minor are strongly encouraged to attend! This event is ideal for undeclared students, students wishing to change their major, and students wanting to learn more about their different academic options! Visit with representatives from all undergraduate majors (last year there was 100% attendance by academic departments) and enjoy tasty treats while you’re there!

Mock Interview Day 2010: Polish your interviewing skills for the internship or job hunt before it really counts!  Practice interviewing with REAL employers during Mock Interview Day.  Employers will critique your interviewing skills and provide advice on how to improve for the real thing! Sign-ups begin late Fall 2009, through NinerJobNet.

Workshops and Orientations

Pre-Fair Resume Critiques: These are extended drop-in hours before our major fairs and expos. Stop by to have your Resume critiqued or to ask any last minute questions you may have about the upcoming fair!

Be an Interview “Pro”: You’ve done the resume part, now don’t let sweaty palms and nerves get between you and the job you want! Preparation, confidence, and practice will improve your interview skills. This workshop will teach you how to best prepare yourself for a job interview.

How to Find a Job: Going Beyond the Internet: Due to recent shifts in the economy, finding jobs has become more difficult despite forecasts of a shortage of workers across the US through 2010. This presentation will assist students in finding jobs through a variety of strategies, including attending career and job fairs, involvement in professional associations, and expanding a personal and professional network.

Networking in the Job Search: Studies show 60-75% of jobs are found through networking. Learn what networking is, why it works, and how to implement it as an effective job search strategy.

Work for America: Exploring Federal Government Careers: Explore a career with federal government as well as how to write KSAs and apply for jobs.

What Can I do With a Liberal Arts Major?: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students will learn the strengths of their programs and how they appeal to employers. Strategies to narrow down career options and gain experience will be discussed.

Exploring Majors & Careers: Identify your interests, skills, and values and find the right major and career for you by taking the Strong Interest Inventory. A career advisor will facilitate relevant exercises and discuss your results. Pre-registration is required. You must take the assessment at least two days prior to the workshop.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Interpretation Workshop: Identify potential career paths based on your personality and preferences by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A career advisor will facilitate relevant exercises and discuss your results. Pre-registration is required. You must take the assessment at least two days prior to the workshop.

NinerJobNet Orientations: Attend this orientation to activate your free account with NinerJobNet, the UCC’sjob and internship database. A web orientation is also available at http://career.uncc.edu.

Graduate School & Professional School Searches: Discover valuable information, considerations, and resources to use in preparing and choosing a graduate or professional school.

Graduate School Professional Development Institute: These are open to graduate and doctoral students at UNC Charlotte. Pre-registration is required. Sign-up through the Graduate School website. Topics include:

  • Resume/CV Writing and Interviewing Tips for Career Changers
  • The ABCs of Painless Networking
  • Utilizing Career and Job Search Technology to Maximize your Search Results
  • The Art of Academic Interviewing
  • Strong Interest Inventory Interpretation for Graduate Students
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