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Business Expo

Each semester the Office of Career Management at the Darla Moore School of Business hosts a Business EXPO (Job/Internship Fair). The Spring 2019 Business EXPO is scheduled for Wednesday, Feburary 6, 2019 from 12pm - 4pm in the Carolina Coluseum. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS CHANGE IN LOCATION FROM THE FALL.  

Access the event in Handshake to see which employers have registered to-date. Over 125 employers are expected to attend.

Employers, if you're interested in registering for a booth, please visit our employer EXPO page

Search employers by name, who they're hiring, and find their table number. 

Requirements to attend the Fall 2019 Business EXPO?

The Darla Moore School of Business has a commitment to both students and employers to ensure students are adequately prepared to engage with employers in professional, meaningful ways. To that end, all students who desire to attend the Business EXPO must comply with the following requirements. 

  • Be a junior, senior or master's student in the Darla Moore School of Business
  • Build your resumé in one of the approved Moore School samples found in the Moore School Sophomore/Junior/Senior and/or Graduate community in the Career Management section of Blackboard, and/or provided by the assigned career coach
  • Have a professional resumé approved by the Office of Career Management and then uploaded to Handshake
  • Sophomores, Juniors and seniors must (master's level are invited) attend a 30-minute, professional development workshop on “How to Work a Job Fair.” (Register for a session on Handshake but please note that each session is limited to 40 registrants. If you have completed BADM 301, you do not have to attend.)

 EXPO FAQs

Research the Companies

The number one suggestion received from employers is that students need to research each company they wish to meet prior to approaching a fair table. Do not ask recruiters what positions they have open, or what they can do for you. Know the company’s mission and cultural values, and which positions are open by viewing Handshake or their careers website. The more informed you are, the better your chances are of promoting your abilities and securing an interview.

Find a list of companies and who they're looking for and see where they are on the map (coming soon) before the day of EXPO.

Questions? Contact the Office of Career Management (OCM). 803-777-0149.

Prepare Yourself 

Prepare! Do not wait until the last minute- coaching appointment availability will be limited as the event date draws closer (prepare for longer than normal wait times). Visit Blackboard to find your major-specific career coach's contact information so you can make an appointment. You can also walk in to the Office of Career Management Monday through Thursday from 1:00 until 3:00.

Visit the Office of Career Management (OCM) at least 3 weeks prior to better prepare yourself, your resume, and your pitch.

Questions? Contact the Office of Career Management (OCM). 803-777-0149.

Practice Your Pitch

You have 30 seconds to tell the employer how you can add value to their organization and how  your qualifications fit their hiring needs. Do your research, practice in the mirror, practice with a friend, and stop by the Office of Career Management for guidance on crafting the perfect pitch. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Career Management (OCM). 803-777-0149.

Looks Matter: Dress to Impress

First impressions last!

Ladies: Wear dress slacks or a skirt that falls at or below the knee, paired with a suit jacket and a dress shirt or blouse. Make sure your hair isn't covering your nametag. Tight fitting or low cut clothing is not considered professional.

Gents: Wear a dark suit, iron your shirt and slacks, wear a tie, nice shoes, and make sure your hair is nicely groomed. If you don't have a suit, a dark sports coat and slacks will do. 

Modest dress is best for networking events. If you have questions, contact one of our career coaches in the Office of Career Management at 803-777-0149.

If you would like to borrow professional attire in lieu of making a purchase for the event, you may contact Carolina Closet to book an appointment. 

Your EXPO Checklist

Here are a few suggestions on what to bring with you on the day of EXPO:

  • Several copies of your resume on resume paper. 
  • A padfolio to take notes in
  • A professional bag
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A smile and lots of confidence 
Be Confident

We know you'll be nervous, and so do the employers. That's ok. Just make sure you speak loudly enough to be heard, clearly enough to be understood, and eloquently enough to show off how awesome you are. 

Approach the recruiter, shake their hand firmly (no weak wrists, or sweaty palms), give them your 30 second pitch, maintain eye contact, and make sure to ask questions that show you have researched the company and the position.  

MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS ON SILENT OR VIBRATE and out of sight during all discussions with recruiters. 

Pro Tip: Make a practice run with one of your peers or with the Office of Career Management staff. You can reach the OCM at 803-777-0149.

Follow Up

Make sure you close your pitch by asking the recruiter the best way to follow up and when to do it. Most importantly, follow their directions. Request contact information if it's available, or find it on LinkedIn or the company web site. It's YOUR responsibility to find the information. 

After leaving the table, take a moment to jot down a few key things you learned to include in your follow up email. 

If you forget to ask, the best practice is, within 48 hours, to send a short email that thanks them for speaking with you at the event, expresses enthusiasm for the position, and asks about next steps in the hiring process.