Career Expo


Charlotte Convention Center
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Welcome to the 2019 CIAA Career Expo
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 2019 Career Expo will be held Thursday, February 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center (Grand Ballroom) on 501 South College Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The CIAA Career Expo is designed to provide organizations the opportunity to meet recent graduates, current students from the CIAA member-schools and other universities, career seekers, and career switchers and recruit for available positions.  The CIAA has a rich and storied tradition in intercollegiate athletics and we have an equally extensive list of alumni who have gone on to make tremendous strides in many different professions.
Employers attend the CIAA Career Expo to increase visibility, illustrate the benefits of employment with their organization, and to provide information to students about internships and entry-level jobs.  Employer profiles, containing a brief description of each employer, are available at the event.  Other employers attend the event to introduce students to their organization and to collect résumés for future openings.
Your presence is important to us.  We cordially invite you to participate in this recruiting event to share information about job vacancies, future opportunities, and post-graduate school programs.  We have a bank of aspiring young professionals eager to enter the labor force and make a difference.
The large number of returning employers and graduate schools each year is a testament to the effectiveness of the CIAA Career Expo.  We appreciate those organizations and graduate schools that have attended previous fairs and thank you for your support.  For those of you who are new, we promise you will not be disappointed!
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2019 Career Expo Vendors
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Belk College of Business
Biomat USA
Brighthouse Financial
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobaco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)
Cabarrus County Schools
Charlotte Fire Department
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Chesterfield County Police Dept
City of Concord
City of Elizabeth City Fire and Police Dept.
City of Rocky Mount, NC
Claflin University
Concord Police Department
Delaware State University – Graduate Studies and Research
DeVry University
Duke Energy
Durham Police Department
Elior North America
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Fayetteville State University – Graduate Admissions
FDM Group
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Food Lion
Johnson C. Smith University
Louisa County Public Schools
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's OfficeNationwide
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
North Carolina Education Lottery
Northeastern University
Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School
Pfeiffer University
Reynolds American
Richmond County Schools
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Rowan-Salisbury School System
Shaw University
Star Bright Pharmacy
Transportation Security Administration (TSA/DHS)
U.S. Army Cadet Command
United States Coast Guard
University of Michigan
University of Phoenix
Virginia State Office of Graduate Admissions
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Virginia Union University
Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools: Inspire340 Schools
Winston-Salem Police Department
Winston-Salem State University Graduate and Professional Programs

For detailed information on participating sponsors and vendors, please click here.

Student Participation and Registration Information
The CIAA Career Expo is an awesome opportunity for those continuing the education or seeking job or internship opportunities.  For details regarding on what to expect, visit our participant overview by clicking here.

To register to attend the 2019 CIAA Career Expo, please click here.

Registration Deadline:
While we accept onsite registration the day of the event, we encourage pre-registration to help reduce wait times for admittance into the event.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for their attendance at the CIAA Career Expo with a well-developed résumé and a “quick pitch” to explain their skills, experience, and interests.  How can you get the most out of attending the 2019 Career Expo?  Need to create or update your resume?  How about creating an elevator pitch or saying the right things with networking and interacting with a recruiter?  We invite you to use the following resources to help you prepare:

Vendor Registration Information
For details regarding your organization’s representation at the 2019 Career Expo, view our vendor overview by clicking here
To register your organization as a vendor, please click here

Registration Deadline: By 5:00 p.m. on Thursdaty, February 14, 2019 or until capacity is reached.

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