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Career Advice at Your Finger Tips

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No matter what path you take after UNC, near or far, your UNC Alumni Association is constantly working to help you get the career advice you need to further develop your career. Chat with a UNC career counselor online, connect with fellow UNC Bears through LinkedIn, or schedule an appointment with a career counselor in your area. 

Advice from UNC Career Experts

Bear Network Live: Online Career Chats

Bear Network Live online career chats are a series of events created to support your professional development. No need to set up appointments, pay for professional career advice, or come back to campus for support. Think of it as office hours with a career counselor, but virtual. Register in advance or the day of the chat - either way, the process is simple. Hosted on Brazen, you can easily connect from any device.


Wednesday, July 12, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

Save the Date! Registration for this Career Chat coming soon!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

Save the Date! Registration for this Career Chat coming soon!


Wednesday,September 12, 2018 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

Save the Date! Registration for this Career Chat coming soon!

Questions: Contact Chris.Garcia@unco.edu and we'll help you through the registration and chat process. 


Watch a quick tutorial and learn about the newest tools and techniques when using this uniquely career-focused social media platform. Designed to help you put the Bear Network of 130,000 alumni to work for you. 


Advice from UNC Alumni 


Broaden your Bear Network online by joining UNC's LinkedIn alumni group. Connect with fellow grads, follow university and alumni news, and post your own topics for conversation.

Looking for a specific alum in the UNC Bear Network? Use LinkedIn's alumni search tool to find alumni in your area, in your industry, or with common interests.

You can also start by connecting with one of our featured Bear Network Volunteers through an Informational Interview. Have a quick conversation with a fellow alum about their current position, the organization they work for, or their career field, it's easy to connect. Use the Sample Interview Questions provided for support. 


Introducing Handshake


Handshake is the new online portal from UNC Career Services replacing Bears Career Connection. Handshake allows students and recent graduates to search for and apply to positions and schedule in-person appointments with UNC's professional career counselors, and invites employers and recruiters to post career opportunities.

Handshake requires an active URSA account for students and recent graduates (graduated less than four years ago) who are seeking employment positions and/or counselor appointments.  UNC URSA accounts remain active three years after graduation and may be reactivated for alumni who graduated three or more years ago. Contact career.services@unco.edu for assistance.

Advice from Community Resources

The UNC Office of Career Services suggests that alumni who graduated more than three years ago connect with career development resources in their local area, including paid professional career counselors, or through local workforce centers. 

The Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) is a state affiliate of the National Career Development Association(NCDA), and a division of the Colorado Counseling Association. The CCDA exists to connect professional career counselors to those who have a need in workforce development. Click and connect with a CCDA career counselor. 

The State of Colorado works to serve you by providing Workforce Centers across the state. Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist job seekers in connecting with their next career. These services include: job listings, career counseling and training, and computer and internet access. Click and find the Workforce Center in your area.