Careers. Connections. Networks.

Your career after UNC can take you anywhere - from an urban classroom in Denver, to a Broadway stage in New York City.  But no matter where life takes you, you'll always be a Bear and we'll always be here. Here to connect you to the advisors, resources and programs which will help you launch (or relaunch) your career. Here when you're ready to celebrate your career success. Here when you're ready to help the next generation of Bears do the same. That's what we see as the professional power of your Bear Network.

Connect your Career


Support the next generation of bears

Alumni career advisors from across the Bear Network make a tangible difference in the careers of UNC students and recent graduates. Volunteer to discuss career ideas, review résumés or help with industry interviews - all through UNC Connect or Success Looks Like ME.



Sign up for an online Bear Network Live online career event, gain and share career advice on our blog, connect with fellow alumni through our LinkedIn group, search for or post a job through the Handshake platform, or connect with the UNC Bear Network near you.


career resources on your time

View one of more than 500 career webinars on the UNC Connect platform, attend a career fair, build or upgrade your résumé or cover letter, update your information with UNC, give back in support of fellow bears, or view other resources available to you, our alumni.

Now is the time to connect your career to the UNC Bear Network. If you require specific assistance or wish to discuss your involvement in the Bear Network, please contact or (970) 351-2551.

Bear Network Live: Online Career Events

Bear Network Live events are a monthly series created to support your professional development through brief one-on-one chat sessions with professional career counselors. Sponsored by your Alumni Association and the Office of Career Services, these online events provide a unique opportunity to get the career support you need without having to set up appointments, pay for professional career advice, or come back to campus. Registration is easy, and the Brazen platform allows you to connect from any device.

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Alumni Career Highlight

Tangier Barnes Wright

Africana Studies, minor in Environmental Studies '05

Director of Transportation Programs, Groundworks Denver

Alumni Career Advisor: UNC Connect

Tangier Barnes Wright grew up riding bikes, climbing trees and playing in Colorado's South Platte River with her sister. On family vacations, though, the would head to big cities: New York. Indianapolis. Cleveland. Barnes Wright fell in love with the way big cities worked - the roads, sidewalks, store fronts, delivery trucks, pedestrians - while also loving the quiet streets and fresh air of the country.  It is a background that inspires her career as a urban planner helping Denver residents who are disproportionately impacted by pollution, soil contamination and poorly designed infrastructure.  

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Summertime Career Services

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In business of advancing small business

A college course in small business counseling put alumna Lisa Hudson '10 on her career path and today she serves as the state's youngest SBDC network director. Follow her career path.

Congratulations Class of 2017

Dear Class of 2017 - Graduation brings lots of choices. Make the easy choice and stay connected to UNC and your Bear Network.