The Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) invites you to participate in our annual Career Fair. Students and alumni of all ENCCA institutions are invited to attend. Institutions include: Barton College, Campbell University, Methodist University, University of Mount Olive, North Carolina Wesleyan University, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, and William Peace University.
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The Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) invites you to participate in our annual Career Fair to be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Students and alumni from the following institutions are invited to participate: Barton College, Campbell University, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, The University of Mount Olive, and William Peace University. Students and alumni from other NC independent colleges and universities are also welcome.
Students and alumni do not need to register on this website but your Career Center may require that you register with them directly. Consult the Career Services office on your campus for more information on advance registration for the ENCCA Career Fair. On the day of the Career Fair you will sign in upon arrival at the McKimmon Center and receive a list of employers/graduate schools. Career Center staff members from your college or university will be available to answer your questions and help you make the most out of the career fair.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make an "all out" effort to meet with every employer that has the potential to hire you. In order to make that happen you will need to be prepared. Preparation is the key to making a successful presentation at any job or career fair.
Prior to the Event (PREPARE!)
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Job Fairs: The Basics - Job fairs are an excellent opportunity to meet multiple employers in one convenient location. These face-to-face forums allow you to learn first hand about prospective employers and their hiring needs, and to present your credentials in person without a prior appointment. Here's how to meet recruiters who are ready and willing to speak with you at your convenience!
Job Fairs: A Day At the Fair - Job fairs can be crucial when it comes to finding employment opportunities. Here's how to successfully interact one-on-one with recruiters, gather details and leads firsthand, and present your résumé and credentials, all in one place!
Job Fairs: All the Wrong Moves - Recruiters scouting for the most qualified candidates are as intent on screening people out as they are in letting them in. Don't make the elimination process any easier by committing the following job fair mistakes.
To make the most of the event, we also recommend the following:
Day of the Event (PERFORM!)
After the Event (PERSIST!)
After the event, you should make it a point to follow up with a letter expressing your interest in the company and in what they have to offer. You may want to include an updated résumé, a link to an electronic portfolio, or provide better answers to specific questions asked during the event. Thank you/follow up letters should be received by the employer within 2-5 days after an event.
The Career Fair is a closed event, open only to students and alumni of the ENCCA institutions. Those affiliated with other NC independent colleges and universities are also welcome. Most attendees will be graduating in May, seeking full-time employment and/or graduate school information at the Career Fair. Organizations will also meet students who are seeking internships, attending for general career-related information, and alumni who are seeking positions or information.
Tables for Employers and graduate school representatives are not prearranged and are available to representatives on a first-come, first-serve basis; therefore, representatives should plan to arrive between 9:00-9:30 a.m. to select and set up their booth and enjoy a continental breakfast with college representatives. The career fair is from 10:00-1:00; this is a time to talk with students, provide information on your organization, and determine if you would like to talk further with the student/alumni at some other time in the future. On a rotating basis, registered employer representatives are invited to attend a lunch between 11:30am-1:30pm. Wireless access is available.
Take a moment to note the following deadlines for employers and graduate schools:
In preparation for the fair, know that students and alumni want to talk with employers about job openings, career opportunities, and hiring processes and with graduate schools about program information and application procedures. Be prepared to share this information as well as organizational literature with attendees.
For more information, contact:
2023 ENCCA Chair
PO Box 33496
Raleigh, NC 27637
Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance Career Fair Policies
The Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) invites employer organizations to register for their career fair provided they meet the following basic criteria:
Inclement Weather and Cancellation Procedures
You are welcome to send recruitment materials/displays in advance of the event. To ensure that your materials arrive for the day of the fair be sure that the following is clearly marked on all boxes:
Attention: ENCCA Career Fair, Wednesday, February 15, 2023
1101 Gorman Street
Campus Box 7401
Raleigh, NC 27695
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to personally meet with motivated and talented individuals.
Attending this event is an excellent way for your organization to gain visibility and maximize recruiting potential!
This event is now over.