• Student Spotlight: Aaron Epps

    By: Sheena Jacobs, Assistant Director, UNC UCS

    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 inclus … Continued

  • How to Politely Avoid Shaking Hands

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

    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 servi … Continued

  • Answering Improper Interview Questions

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

    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. Fede … Continued

  • How Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification Reflect Values

    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

  • Hair. Discrimination. Messaging. My Message to Students

    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

  • What is an illegal question?

    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!

    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

  • Interview Etiquette

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    First impressions do count. Your resume earned you a job interview. Now, business etiquette will add some polish to your presentation. Etiquette—good manners—is based on the idea that certain social b … Continued

  • Good Questions to Ask at the Interview

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    You’ve probably heard it a million times: A job interview should be a two-way conversation. You may assume that means someone asks questions and you offer answers. But that’s only half of the conversa … Continued

  • Are you Career Ready?

    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