Frequently Asked Questions

Student Questions

Why come to Symposium over another career-related event?


First of all, just because you go to one event doesn’t mean you can’t go to another! However, Symposium offers meaningful ways to connect with companies outside of your typical “career fair” setup. Most other career events are only an hour, and Symposium gives you nearly a day and a half to connect and engage with company representatives. Instead of simply passing out resumes, we create an environment to get to know companies and their values through interactive sessions.




What should I wear to Symposium?


We don’t have a set “dress code,” but think about the setting: you and 450 of your peers meeting about 150 company representatives. You want to look your best! We recommend that students wear a suit (a jacket, collared shirt - with tie or not, slacks or dress skirt), a dress at or below knee length, or other business professional clothing. Make sure your shoes are comfortable! If you’re a pro at wearing heels, feel free. Otherwise, flats could save your feet. We recommend not breaking in a new pair of shoes at Symposium.




What should I bring to Symposium?


You should have a resume pulled up on your desktop in order to reference it to employers who you will be networking with. Aside from a resume, come with energy, excitement, and confidence to connect, engage, and grow at Symposium!




Symposium is all day on a Friday. If I have class, will my absence be excused?


Your professor is the only one who can choose to excuse (or not excuse) your absence from class. We can’t guarantee that your absence won’t count against you. Check your professors’ syllabus for their attendance policy and decide based on that.




How much does it cost to attend Symposium?


Registration costs $10 this year, which covers your free gift at the event.




What if I have another question?


If you have other questions, please fill out the contact form on the "Contact Us" page, email us at symposium@kenan-flagler.unc.edu, or message us on social media with your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




Okay, I’m sold. How do I register?


The registration link will be live on the first day of classes in the fall!




Will this event be engaging virtually?


One of Symposium's core values is "engage," so the event will be very engaging throughout the span of the three days. Last year was our first virtual Symposium and students fostered incredible conversations with employers and peers. We are so excited to continue to engage virtually through small breakout rooms, q&a panels, and more!




How long is Symposium?


It is a 3-day event!





Company Sponsor Questions

Why come to Symposium over another career-related event?


However, Symposium offers meaningful ways to connect with companies outside of your typical “career fair” setup. Most other career events are only an hour, and Symposium gives companies nearly a day and a half to connect and engage with candidates. We create an environment for students to get to know companies and their values through interactive sessions.




What kinds of students will I interact with at Symposium?


In general, juniors and seniors attend Symposium in the highest numbers. There will be smaller amounts of underclassmen as well. These students span majors at UNC-Chapel Hill, from Business to Computer Science and many other fields of interest. These students are thinkers, doers, and world-changers, and they are eager to meet your company.




What if I have another question?


If you have other questions, please fill out the contact form on the "Contact Us" page, email us at symposium@kenan-flagler.unc.edu, or message us on social media with your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




Okay, I’m sold. How do I register?


Once you connect with the Symposium Business Development (BD) team, you will receive your registration link via email.