• How Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification Reflect Values

    10/16/17
    By: Amy Blackburn, Sr. Assistant Director, University Career Services

    I have been a career counselor for undergraduate and graduate students for a long time (over 25 years) and have seen a lot of changes in industry and recruitment during this time.  For example, “Casua … Continued

  • Evaluating an Internship

    10/12/17
    By: Chad Collins, University Career Services

    Many UNC students have spent the summer working at an internship or a part time job. Hopefully you had a wonderful experience and learned a great deal about what you are looking for in a future career … Continued

  • Hair. Discrimination. Messaging. My Message to Students

    10/5/17
    By: Tamara Taylor, Assistant Director, UCS

    I recently learned of a legal ruling that caused great pause. To be honest, a deep sigh and moment of disappointment. A headline to an article published in Ebony magazine, prompted me to read: “Court … Continued

  • Are You Searching for the Answer to What you Should Major in?

    10/2/17
    By: Kristin Pawlowski, University Career Services

    Are you searching for the answer to what you should major in; what internship offer to accept; or perhaps, what you should do after graduation?  GUESS WHAT?!?  The answer to each of these, and all the … Continued

  • What is an illegal question?

    9/28/17
    By: Sheena Jacobs

    Employers ask questions related to the position as a means of selecting the best candidate for the job.   However, there are times when the questions asked are not related to the job, inappropriate, a … Continued

  • Upcoming interview making you nervous? Stand up straight!

    9/25/17
    By: Jacquelyn Gist, UCS Assistant Director

    Conventional wisdom has long held that a person’s emotional state can be read by their body language. Someone with their head down and their arms tightly crossed is seen as being nervous or insecure. … Continued

  • LinkedIn Bonanza

    9/19/17
    By: Laetitia Meyrueix, Doctoral Student, Department of Nutrition

    In the world of social media, we mainly focus on the “fun” social potential of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. However, it turns out that social media can be used as a tool for profes … Continued

  • Are you Career Ready?

    9/14/17
    By: Sue Harbour, Associate Director, University Career Services

    Are you Career Ready? The answer is probably no. However, you certainly can get there no matter your class level. You may need to do more in a shorter period of time if you are a senior vs. a first ye … Continued

  • The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters

    8/23/17
    By: William J. Banis-Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of finding a job that you’ll face is writing appropriate job-search letters. The job search may be the first time you’ll have to compose and produce professio … Continued

  • A Good Luck Wish from UCS

    4/17/17
    By: Kristin Pawlowski, Sr. Assistant Director

    Two paths diverged on a sunny graduation day.  One frequently traveled, down stadium drive, to the comfort of familiar sights –Campus Rec, the Union, and good ‘ole Polk Place.  The other path a bit gr … Continued