• Events & Programs

    The CCD hosts a variety of fairs, seminars, and other programs throughout the year that bring together students, employers, graduate school representatives, and community members.  Our annual events are listed below, as well as special programs for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    UConnect Fall 2018

    Back by popular demand for its second year, the CCD is hosting the 2018 Fall Career Fair on October 24th.  December graduates, alumni, and students interested in spring internships will be in attendance.  We know that both employers and students want career fairs to be valuable experiences, so we require students to pre-register through our Handshake software.  We also ask employers to provide a list of positions for which they will be hiring ahead of time.  This way, employers and students can be introduced in advance, making their interactions at the career fair much more valuable.     

    Career Fair

    Graduate School and Study Abroad Fair

    At the University of Charleston, we have a great tradition of preparing students for advanced levels of education.  The second annual Graduate School and Study Abroad Fair will be on September 26th.  Students will be able to explore a variety of graduate programs from schools all across the region and beyond.  This event is also an opportunity for students to explore study abroad programs.  We encourage study abroad as a way to gain new perspectives and learn how to adjust to unfamiliar situations.  Currently, the University of Charleston works with four reputable study abroad providers- KEI, CAPA, AIFS, and Semester at Sea. 

    If you are a recruiter for a school or program and would like to be included in our Graduate School and Study Abroad Fair, please contact Travis Kahle, CCD Director, at the number below.  Registration is free! 

    Career Development Week & UConnect Spring 2019

    UConnect Spring Career Fair

    Monday, February 18th
    Interview Skills with Jeff Green from Enterprise
    Noon-1pm, Appalachian Room

    Tuesday, February 19th
    Financial Wellness with Josh Juckett from BB&T
    Noon-1pm, Appalachian Room

    Wednesday, February 20th
    Relationship Building and Community Development with Avon Cobourne of the YMCA
    Noon-1pm, Appalachian Room
    *Avon is the all time leading rusher for WVU and was the 2009 MVP of the Canadian Football League Grey Cup

    Thursday, February 21st
    UConnect Spring Career Fair
    10am-2pm, Riggleman Rotunda

    Friday, February 22nd
    Finding your "Why" with Jeremy Turner, Epic Mission, Inc
    Noon-1pm, Appalachian Room

    For several years, the CCD has hosted Career Development Week, a series of seminars on various career development topics.  Recruiters, business owners, UC alumni, and other career development professionals typically conduct the sessions.  All sessions are recorded for those who are unable to attend but would like to brush up on specific areas of career development.

    This year, one day of Career Development Week will be devoted to our Spring Career Fair.  The Spring Career Fair embodies the spirit of career development, so it was a natural fit to pair the two events for 2019.  Career Development Week will be held February 18th-22nd this year, with the Career Fair on Thursday, February 21st.  The full schedule of events will be announced soon. 

    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a presenter at Career Development Week, please contact the CCD.        

    Career Development Week

    Etiquette and Networking Dinner

    The Etiquette and Networking Dinner has become one of the most successful and well-received events conducted by the CCD.  Students are nominated by their program directors to participate in the event.  Community leaders are invited to attend and share their knowledge and experiences with the student nominees.  The evening begins with an etiquette workshop followed by a meet-and-greet with hors d’oeuvres.  The highlight of the event is a formal dinner in the beautiful Erma Byrd Gallery overlooking the Kanawha River and state capitol. 

    Etiquette Dinner

    For many students, it’s their first experience with professional networking.  Networking is included as one of our six core competencies for professional preparation.  It is an invaluable skill in today’s job market, and it’s a necessity in many industries for business development.  If you are interested in taking part in the Etiquette and Networking Dinner, please reach out to CCD Director Travis Kahle.