As the job market for UNC students and graduates remains uncertain, organizers of Thursday’s Fall Job and Internship Expo are encouraging all students to attend.
University Career Services Director Ray Angle said the fair will boast representatives from 97 employers, six more than last fall’s fair.
Angle said the rise can be attributed to a growing economy and employers’ interest in UNC students.
“Employers are much more cautious about giving the appearance that they’re hiring,” Angle said. “They tend to come when they’re really interested in hiring top-notch University students.”
Last year, 541 students attended the fair, Angle said.
“I would really like to see that doubled this year,” he said.
He added that UNC is finding it easier to attract companies to its job fairs than other N.C. schools.
The event will take place in Rams Head Recreation Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday.
At the fair, students will have the opportunity to interact with employers from a variety of industries, Angle said.