• What Are Your Plans for This Summer?

    5/21/18
    By: Sarah Steenrod

    As the academic year winds down, it is likely that college students around the world are being asked, “What are your plans for this summer?” Interning at your dream company? Taking classes? Studying a … Continued

  • Daring to Decline: Knowing When to Say No to a Job Offer

    4/16/18
    By: Samantha McGurgan

    Congratulations—you got the offer! This is cause for a celebration! Except…why are you experiencing the sinking feeling of dread? You may feel obligated to accept the offer because you already investe … Continued

  • How to Say Yes (or No) to a Job Offer

    4/2/18
    By: Susan Brennan

    If you get a job offer, here are some simple rules of thumb to help decide whether you should accept it. Do some soul searching. At Bentley, our students begin the “soul searching” process during fres … Continued

  • Using Assessment Tools in Your Career Decision Making

    2/19/18
    By: Kathy Douglas

    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 Bri … Continued

  • Answering Improper Interview Questions

    2/12/18
    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

    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

  • 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