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Sports and parties won’t be the only thing happening in Charlotte for the Duke’s Mayo Classic. Events that Labor Day weekend also will include a College and Career fair.

People attending the event can connect with schools doing on-site admissions and network with corporations looking to hire. 

The fair will begin with a program featuring members of 100 Black Men, who will talk with high school students about the organization and Aggie-Eagle Classic. 

Several North Carolina HBCUs — Elizabeth City State, Winston-Salem State, Johnson C. Smith and more — will be there for on-site admissions.

The list of schools includes:

  • Central Piedmont Community College 
  • Claflin University – Office of Admissions
  • Clinton College
  • Florida A&M
  • Fort Valley State University 
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Payne Theological Seminary
  • Southeastern College
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • UNC Charlotte Graduate Studies
  • UNC Charlotte, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Virginia Union University
  • Wake Forest University MBA Programs
  • Wake Forest University School of Business Pre-Experience 
  • Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies
  • West Virginia State University 
  • Winthrop University

One focus on the fair will be connecting college and high school students to career resources, said event planner Raukell Robinson.

Businesses attending the fair include: 

  • Ally
  • Bank of America
  • Belk
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Bureau of ATF – Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Canopy Real Estate
  • CGI
  • City of Rocky Mount Fire Department 
  • Compass Group
  • CSM Sport and Entertainment
  • Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • Durham Police Department
  • Equitable
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Honeywell
  • Hornets Sports and Entertainment
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Luquire
  • Maranda Builders
  • Mechanics and Farmers Bank
  • Molson Coors
  • Novant Health
  • Out Turn
  • Portsmouth Public Schools
  • Red Ventures
  • RSM
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Truist
  • Urban League of Central Carolinas
  • US Army
  • Waffle House
  • Cricket Wrieless
  • Wells Fargo
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter (Voter Registration w/NCCU & FAFSA Support)


  • Date: Sept. 2
  • Time: 2:30-4:30
  • Place: Charlotte Convention Center
  • Cost: Free

Amanda was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s in Communications and English. She covers Mecklenburg County. Reach her at

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