2016 OCS Career Fair

N.C. A&T to Host 42nd Annual Career Fair and Banquet

With the fall semester in full swing, the Office of Career Services (OCS) at North Carolina A&T State University will host an annual event that helps its students make plans for their immediate and not-so-immediate future. For the 42nd consecutive year, OCS will host the annual Career Awareness Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 14 in Corbett Sports Center.

“The fair provides our students a chance to network with representatives from 220 companies and agencies to gather information about opportunities for full time employment upon graduation as well as internships and co-op experiences,” said Joyce Edwards, the executive director of career services and experiential learning.

This year’s fair has set a record number of employers and that says a lot about the quality of the education available to students at the university, Edwards said.

“I believe this record number is proof that N.C. A&T is succeeding in preparing our students for the competitive, global work force.”

OCS has prepared for approximately 650 representatives across diverse industries from around the United States. On Sept. 13, OCS will host the invitation-only annual Career Awareness Banquet at the Koury Convention Center that will feature alumnus Kelvin L. Buncum ’80 as the keynote speaker.

Buncum is employed with the multi-billion-dollar company, Sam’s Club, as the vice president of operations for the Great Plains Region. Prior to this role, he served as the vice president of innovations and global business process, vice president of operations strategy and integration and regional general manager for the Mid-South, all for Sam’s Club.

OCS has prepared a list of ways to prepare for the career fair that is available on its website. Professional attire is required and OCS representatives recommend that all participants bring with them multiple copies of their updated resume. For more detailed information and a complete list of participating employers, visit the OCS website.

As a way to welcome back alumni who attend the career fair on behalf of their companies and agencies, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Young Alumni Council has organized an Alumni Mixer event to take place at Bravo! Cucina Italiana located at Friendly Center.