• Using Assessment Tools in Your Career Decision Making

    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

    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

  • Evaluating an Internship

    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

    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

  • LinkedIn Bonanza

    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?

    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

  • Introduce Yourself to Employers in 60 Seconds

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    You step into the career fair and make your way toward a representative from the top-ranked company on your job-search list. What can you say and do during the next 60 seconds to make this recruiter w … Continued