Alumni Career Programs

Got Career Questions?

An alumni career advisor may have the answer.

Alumni career programs pair students and recent graduates with alumni career advisors from a variety of industries and backgrounds.  Programs are designed for participants to network with alumni career advisors, gain industry insights and learn from the past successes and challenges of our advisors. 

The UNC Alumni Association offers two programs - Success Looks Like ME and UNC Connect.  Success Looks Like ME events are held each semester, while UNC Connect offers advising appointments and webinars online, all year long.


Success Looks Like ME

Success Looks Like ME invites alumni career advisors back to campus for in person career panels and employers networking hours to help students learn from the diversity of success that follows a UNC degree.

Fall 2017 Events coming soon. 

UNC Connect powered by FirstHand

Connect with hundreds of UNC alumni career advisors to plan and prepare for your future career. UNC Connect offers students and recent graduates free access to a network of alumni advisors and career webinars hosted by UNC Connect provider Firsthand.

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Alumni Career Highlight

Konrad Schlarbaum

Recreation, Toursim and Hospitality '13 
Environmental & Sustainability Studies '13 
Sustainability Coordinator, Pikes Peak Community College

Alumni Career Advisor: Success Looks Like ME

While at UNC, Konrad co-founded and served as inagural president for the UNC Student LEAF organization. He currently serves as the Sustainability Coordinator for Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) in Colorado Springs, CO; the only position of its kind for any community college in Colorado. In his role, Konrad coordinates education, infrastructure, and community outreach opportunities for students to learn about sustainability. Konrad is an Army veteran and he and his wife recently became parents for the first time. When asked about connecting with the next generation of UNC Bears, Konrad said: "I'm early in my career so I don't necessarily have a whole lot of money to contribute, but I definitely have my time and my knowledge to contribute." Read more about Konrad and other alumni career advisors here

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