During a typical recruiting season, the halls of Sitterson and Brooks are filled with corporate partners tabling in the lobbies, engaging in in-person panel discussions, networking events, or whiteboard parties. Today’s environment has called for a creative spin on this upcoming recruiting season, while looking to maintain the campus experience. This semester, with the support of UNC Computer Science’s Corporate Partners Program, the department is planning events and networking opportunities which have been re-imagined for an engaging virtual environment.

Recruiting Schedule at a Glance

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Date Time Event
17 | Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Level Up Your Virtual Brand – Presented by UNC CS & Vanguard
31 | Monday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UNC CS Virtual Resume Reboot


Date Time Event
9 | Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UNC CS Virtual Tech Career Panels
15 | Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UNC CS Virtual Tech Career Fair


Date Time Event
3-5 | Saturday-Monday All Day  Carolina Data Challenge
16-18 | Sunday-Tuesday All Day  HackNC
30 | Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Red Ventures Case Competition


Date Time Event


More Information

Level Up Your Virtual Brand During a Virtual Recruiting Season with Vanguard and UNC Computer Science

MON, AUG 17 – 5:30 PM

This year, recruiting this season looks a lot different than in past years. This season, UNC CS will bring a lineup of events to help you be successful in a virtual recruiting environment. To kick things off, Stephanie Johnson, UNC CS’s Career Development Lead, will be joined by Vanguard’s Erika Fosu. In this workshop, students will hear what they can expect for the UNC CS Recruiting season and how to create their virtual brand to set themselves apart.

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UNC Computer Science Virtual Resume Reboot

MON, AUG 31 – 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Start the 2020 recruiting season strong by having your resume reviewed by tech industry professionals. Students will be randomly paired with recruiters for one-on-one, virtual 15-minute review sessions. To get the most out of the session, students will submit the current version of their resume. Recruiters will review prior to the event and will walk through overall thoughts, suggestions, and answer your questions. Resume Reboot also gives you great networking practice for the upcoming UNC CS Tech Career Fair on September 15, 2020.

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UNC Computer Science Virtual Tech Career Panels

WED, SEP 9 – 5:30 PM

Learn about careers in computer science from different perspectives. In the first panel, “Tech recruiting in the time of COVID,”, recruiters will discuss the current landscape of recruiting and what to expect regarding virtual interviews. In the second panel, “Tech Careers 101: Understanding your options as a CS student/grad,” the panelists of UNC CS alums will discuss the different options you have as a CS student/graduate. Hear from a variety of tech roles from different tech sectors. 

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UNC Computer Science Virtual Tech Career Fair

TUE, SEP 15 – 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Tech recruiters are looking for top talent and coming virtually to UNC CS to meet you! At this event, students and recruiters will have one-on-one text and video chat sessions.

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Carolina Data Challenge


The Carolina Data Challenge is a 24-hour data science oriented hackathon at UNC-Chapel Hill. Over the course of the event, participants hack on datasets from a variety of sectors, such as finance, sports, or social good to gain hands-on experience with data science skills. Participants are also able to attend workshops, interact with sponsors and mentors, and get plenty of free swag!

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HackNC is an annual, student-run hackathon at UNC-Chapel Hill. It’s one of the largest hackathons in the southeastern U.S. Every fall, hundreds of students spend the weekend inventing something amazing, and they are aided by industry mentors and workshops on a variety of helpful topics.

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Red Ventures Case Competition

FRI, OCT 30 – 8:00AM – 3:00PM

More information and a registration link will be shared closer to the event.