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Student-Led Events

Carolina Data Challenge

October 7 – October 9, 2022

UNC’s data science-oriented hackathon gives participants the opportunity to hack on different datasets from multiple sectors, with awards presented by sponsors based on various criteria. The 2021 event was a combination in-person symposium and week-long virtual hackathon; in 2022, the event will return to the more traditional weekend hackathon format.


November 4 – November 6, 2022

HackNC is UNC’s largest hackathon, attracting students from North Carolina and beyond. Both virtual and in-person participants have access to hands-on workshops and demos from sponsors, as well as talks covering the latest tech trends.


Held biennieally, next held in Fall 2023

One of the first hackathons in the nation designed by LGBTQ+ students for LGBTQ+ students, its goal is to empower LGBTQ+ students to succeed in tech in and create the next wave of groundbreaking technology.

Pearl Hacks

February 10 – February 12, 2023

Established in 2014, Pearl Hacks is one of the first women/non-binary focused hackathons. The event continues its tradition of creating an encouraging environment for all skill levels to pursue their interests in technology. In 2022, Pearl Hacks hosted more than 600 student participants. The hybrid environment allowed for attendees to participate from across the globe, broadening the reach and impact of this event.


April 1, 2023

Hosted by the CS student organization Black in Technology, AfroPix is an annual day-long symposium to celebrate Black and Brown coders. The symposium consists of a pre-professional/technical event featuring workshops, mentorship opportunities, and a career fair, followed by a celebratory social event creating community among participants.

Recruiting Offerings

Resume Reboot

Fall & Spring | Virtual

Interact 1-on-1 with students and provide feedback on their resumes to prepare for the 2022/23 recruiting season.

UNC CS Tech Career Fair

Fall & Spring | In-Person

Back for the first time since 2019, meet job-hunting students in a large-scale, in-person career fair. Students will have the opportunity to network with company representatives, including recruiters, interns and alumni.

Fall & Spring | Virtual

Host students in a virtual, targeted career fair environment. Students will be invited to visit company virtual “booths“ that will offer both chat and live video options. Booths can be customized and filtered by job postings and job requirements. After the event, partners will receive reporting with recruiter feedback and access to the full resume database.

Interface Mock Technical Interviewing

Group Interviews | Fall | Virtual

Engage with a group of students at this whiteboarding/networking event where you will work with students to solve sample technical problems used during the interview process.

1-on-1 Interviews | Spring | Virtual

Engage with students at this whiteboarding/networking event, where employers work 1-on-1 with students to solve sample technical problems used during the interview process.

Career Panel: Hear from Recruiters

Fall | In-Person

Educate students on the recruiting process and build rapport in an informal setting. This event is an opportunity for employers to demystify the hiring process and give insight into life at their company.

Note: Space for this event is limited.

Tabling in Sitterson Hall

Fall & Spring | In-Person

Engage with students as they come to and from class. UNC CS staff handles promotion and signage for the sponsored table, and employers are invited to bring materials and catering.

Tech Talks

Fall & Spring | In-Person

Share technical know-how with students on any of a variety of topics. These events are a great opportunity to meet students and tell them about your company.

Company Career Treks

Spring | In-Person

Encourage students to engage in career exploration and professional development by learning more about your company through an immersive visit to company offices.

Employer Board Meetings

Fall & Spring | Virtual

Join other industry partners to collaborate on programming strategy and brainstorm additional opportunities to help guide and support our programs and our excellent students.

Branded and Sponsored Content

We provide on-demand, targeted outreach to students with dedicated branding opportunities.

Highlighted Job Postings on weekly e-newsletter

Advertise priority career opportunities to all students in the weekly career e-newsletter and LinkedIn career hub, reaching more than 2,000 undergraduate CS students.

Company-sponsored Highlight

Provide post/feature content to be included in the weekly e-newsletter. Content could include general branding video, recruiter introduction or UNC CS alum/intern spotlight.