Job Forum And Career Fair 

The College of Textiles hosts an annual Job Forum and Career Fair where companies seeking to hire textile students come to the College of Textiles. This allows the students to familiarize themselves with the companies seeking potential interns and entry-level candidates. If you are interested in having your company represented at our annual Job Forum and Career Fair, please contact Kent Hester via email or telephone (919) 515-6530.

Please attend if you believe your company will be searching for:

  • Entry-level hires
  • Interns
  • Experienced Alumni
  • Part-time student help in areas such as:
    • Process engineering
    • Merchandising
    • Manufacturing
    • Color science
    • Sales
    • Project engineering
    • Scheduling
    • Dyeing & finishing
    • Fabric design
    • Polymer & fiber science
    • Quality
    • Supply-chain management
    • Six-sigma
    • Computer-aided design
    • Marketing
    • Product development
    • Apparel production
    • Information systems
    • Sourcing
    • Medical textile applications
    • Planning
    • Retail

Even if you do not currently have hiring needs, please plan to attend the Job Forum & Career Fair to network with industry and faculty, to gain early access to the Textile Career Services Database, and to learn about the new programs being offered through the College of Textiles for current students, as well as your employees.

If you cannot attend the Job Forum and Career Fair, please contact us with your job postings, and to schedule your on-campus, telephone or video-conference interviews with our office between September and May…but do not wait too long! Many of our top December and May graduates usually accept positions before January.

We anticipate the 2015 Job Forum and Career Fair, scheduled for Thursday, September 10th (with optional on-campus interviewing on Friday, September 11th), to be a great success. To participate in the upcoming career fair, contact Kent Hester at by August 20th. We look forward to working with you to fill your internship and full-time staffing needs throughout the upcoming year. If you cannot attend this year's Job Forum & Career Fair, still contact Kent about your internship and staffing needs for the 2015-2016 academic year...and mark your long-range calendars for the 2016 College of Textiles Job Forum and Career Fair, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016 (information sessions, career fair and graduates' dinner), with optional interviewing opportunities available on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Part-time and Summer Jobs

Students receive assistance finding part-time jobs through Student and Career Services. Annually the office helps numerous students find on-campus jobs, and more than 200 rising juniors and seniors are placed in summer jobs with textile companies throughout the United States.

Students can also find assistance while searching for summer jobs through Student and Career Services. There are opportunities for students to co-op and even get summer jobs as early as the summer after their freshman year.

Office of Student Services
College of Textiles
Box 8301
Raleigh, NC 27695-8301
(919) 515-3780