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Career Support from the Bear Network



Office of Alumni RelationsOffice of Alumni Relations
February 10, 2018

As a Bear, your career after UNC can take you anywhere. And, like many UNC alumni, you might be facing a career transition. Whether you're considering a career change or launching a new one, you may want to explore new options, add a new skill, or navigating a job search in a new location. No matter your phase in life, the decision to change or launch a career can be difficult. But you're not alone.

This spring the UNC Alumni Associaiton is providing new and updated services to support your professional growth, so you can be in-the-know about the newest tools available to you as you develop or begin your career. We’re launching webinars, continuing career chats and hosting regional events in Northern Colorado and Denver, plus you have access to programs and opportunities hosted through our partnership with UNC Center for Career Readiness and the campus colleges.

“We are deliberately aligning alumni services to support the career development of our constituents, no matter the stage or phase of their career,” said Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Lyndsey Crum ’05. “And online and digital programs, like those available this spring, allow us to better support and engage alumni regardless of location.”

So, whether you’re applying to a new role, updating your résumé and cover letter, or building new connections in the Bear Network, the UNC Alumni Association offers the programming and resources that you need to take the next step in your career.

In-Person: Career Assessment Events - Northern Colorado & Denver

Join us along the Front Range in March for two opportunities to get a StrengthsQuest assessment analysis from a UNC Career Counselor. We’ll provide you with real-world examples of how to apply your strengths in your personal and professional life, all while connecting with fellow UNC Bears. Register today and jump-start your career development with UNC.

Online: Bear Network Live Career Chats

Register for one or more of our spring online career chats to connect 1-1 with a UNC Career Counselor and get your career questions answered quickly and easily no matter where you are. Registration is easy and the Brazen online platform allows you to connect from any device.

Online: Career Webinars

Listen and learn how to put your Bear Network to work with one of our short digital tutorials about using LinkedIn. This suite of career tutorials was created by us with insight from you, and are designed to easily support you as you put the Bear Network of 130,000 alumni to work for you.

Making a big career move doesn’t have to be scary, because you’re not alone. You are supported by the world-wide UNC Bear Network and an alumni relations team ready to connect you to the career advice and resources that you need to take your career to the next stage.

“Alumni career paths aren’t linear. A new role can take you in a completely different direction, but knowing you have an alumni network who have shared the same experiences can bring you the support and connections you need,” said Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Chris Garcia ’08. “Just by reaching out, a new connection can lead to more; a conversation, a job, or even a mentor.”

Continue reading for other career related resources.

  • Starting a job search? We have you covered – download résumé and cover letter templates, view a webinar or read through the alumni career blog with our Career Resources.
  • Looking to add a new skill or certification to your résumé? Check out UNC Extended Campus.
  • Did you know UNC hosts Colorado’s largest teacher employment fair? Find out more about the annual Teacher Employment Days coming up in April, plus other career events.
  • Once you’ve made that change, share your success with others in the Bear Network, update your information or get involved to support future Bears.
  • And, if you haven't already, join the more than 60,000 UNC Alumni using LinkedIn.