Student Spotlight: Aaron Epps


Today, we bring you Aaron Epps.  Aaron is from Fairmont, NC, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Socioeconomic Justice.   His career interests are in HR and working with diversity and inclusion within corporations as it relates to recruiting, … Continued

Student Spotlight: Autumn McClellan


Today, we bring you Autumn McClellan, who is a graduate student in the Sociology Department at UNC.  She was interviewed by Moira Johnson, a Graduate Student Intern for UNC UCS. Autumn hails from a small town called Brown City, Michigan, … Continued

How to Politely Avoid Shaking Hands


In some cultures, it is not appropriate for a man and woman to shake hands unless they are related. So, how should a student who doesn’t shake hands greet an employer of the opposite sex? Career services professionals offer several … Continued

Student Journey Spotlight: Esosa Asemota


Today, we bring you Esosa Asemota, interviewed by Kristin Pawlowski, Sr. Assistant Director, Honors/UNC UCS.  Esosa Asemota is a sophomore from Fayetteville, NC, majoring in Nutrition. Her current career interest lie in the intersection of: medicine, sustainable development, and food … Continued

Using Assessment Tools in Your Career Decision Making


Q. What do you think about aptitude, personality, and interests tests in helping to guide career decision making? (Examples: Johnson O’ Connor Research Foundation’s aptitude testing program, Myers Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, etc.). How do I align my interests and … Continued

Student Journey Spotlight: Damian Walker


Today, we bring you Damian Walker.  Damian is a Senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Entrepreneurship.  Damian was interviewed by Mary Rosage, Assistant Director, UNC UCS. Internship: Marketing Intern at NIU Technologies in Shanghai, China                                                                                                                                                                      Career Competencies: Global … Continued

Answering Improper Interview Questions


When you interview for a job, your prospective employer will ask questions—on the job application, in the interview, and/or during the testing process—that are related to the job you are seeking. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit discrimination in employment … Continued

Student Journey Spotlight: James McDaniel


Today, we bring you James McDaniel, who is a Senior, majoring in Voice.  James was interviewed by Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, UNC UCS. James plans to pursue his music career post-graduation and currently serves as the Director of the Gospel … Continued

Student Journey Spotlight: Chandler Coley


Today, we bring you Chandler Coley.  Chandler is a double major in Strategic Communication and Communication Studies with an IOC concentration. Her hometown is Raleigh, NC.  A fun fact about Chandler: She was a dancer for 15 years–ballet, jazz, and … Continued

Building Relevant Work Experience


Getting the Most From Your Internship Experience Learning, confirming, impressing, and positioning. When you take an internship, these should be four of your goals. Of course you want to learn as much as you can about your employer and its … Continued