Welcome to the 2016 CIAA Career Expo

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 2016 Career Expo will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST at the Charlotte Convention Center (Ballroom) on 501 South College Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Professional development sessions will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST.

We hope that you can join us for this magnificent annual event.  The CIAA Career Expo is primarily designed to provide employers, recruitment officers, and graduate school recruiter representatives with the opportunity to meet graduation candidates, recent graduates, and current students from the CIAA member-schools and other universities of the Charlotte area.

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.

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.

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.

The Registration Fee includes a booth with skirted table and chairs, identification sign, and food during the Expo.  Once your registration is reviewed and approved, you will receive additional event details including opportunities to purchase wireless internet, electrical services, etc.

Businesses have two exhibitor registration options. Please select the option that best suits your organization:

Registration for businesses is now closed.


Click Here For A List of Attending Businesses & Job Opportunities


  • Bowie State University
  • Chowan University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • The Lincoln University (PA)
  • Livingstone College
  • Saint Augustine's University
  • Shaw University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Winston-Salem State University

For more information please contact:

Barbara D. Wilks, CIAA Career Expo Coordinator 
(704) 378-1042/-1045
bwilks@jcsu.edu or (704) 378-1294 (Fax)

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