Currently, Western Carolina University and the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) are hosting in-person fairs in the fall and spring semesters for the 2022/2023 academic year.
We sponsor several career fairs throughout the year that allow our employers to meet with a large volume of students in an exhibit hall setting. Career fairs are our most popular resource for employers to briefly talk to students about opportunities you have for various internships and careers. These career fairs range from industry specific to general. Our students are encouraged to attend career fairs to not only learn more about opportunities with employers, but to also explore their career options by speaking with your recruiters about what opportunities your organization and industry have to offer.
The Career Fair PLUS+ is the largest career fair that CCPD hosts every semester and features employers representing different industries and graduate schools. The PLUS+ in this popular career fair is to detail the additional target services and offerings provided each semester for the fair. This event is usually offered during the first week of October and the first week of February.
In addition, CCPD offers workshops, webinars, and/or special events two weeks before the event to help our students prepare for the fair. Please check the CCPD Calendar to learn more about the pre-fair offerings for students.
The Construction Management Fair is geared for our Construction Management and Engineering programs at Western Carolina University, although any student interested in these industries can attend. This event features a career fair and sit-down luncheon where employers and students can mix and mingle. It is a great time to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for an opportunity to market your full-time positions and internship opportunities, and meet the students early in their careers. This event is offered as a stand-alone event in the Fall semester and part of our Career Fair PLUS+ event in the spring semesters.
The Education Fair allows future teaching candidates to interact with school districts to explore employment and student teaching opportunities. Students who are interested in working in a school setting are encouraged to attend. This can include school counselors, speech-language pathologists, nutritionists, and other relevant career paths. This event is offered in November and March/April each year.