Will the New Year bring a new career?
Does your list of New Year’s resolutions include a fresh take on your career? Tap the professional power of the UNC Bear Network for programs and services designed to help you restart or reinvent your career this year:
Let’s begin with your résumé. For a short document, it can be complex, take time and require a great deal of creative thinking. Thankfully, UNC Center for Career Readiness has resources to help you write your first or rethink your latest version.
Because a résumé involves writing and organization, schedule time on your calendar or in your planner to work on your résumé. If you are a current student, you may also schedule an appointment with a career counselor for assistance in building and reviewing your résumé.
Samples and Styles
Visit the Center for Career Readiness Pinterest board to find and pin your favorite résumé tips and advice.
Did you know that the alumni association’s UNC Connect mentoring software gives alumni access to more than 500 career and professional development webinars – all for free! All you have to do is create a UNC Connect account and login. Webinars are available for UNC Connect advisees (students and recent graduates) and advisors (alumni). Set a plan to watch a webinar each week this year and you’ll soon gain ideas and new perspectives for your career and professional plans. Visit UNC Connect to login and browse through the webinar library.
Events and Fairs
Career events and fairs can be well worth your time this year. Events offer attendees an opportunity to meet employers, industry representatives and network with fellow Bears. Plus, many of UNC’s career events are free for alumni. So make a new year’s commitment to yourself to attend at lease one event this year.
February 9 Success Looks Like ME: Navigating Graduate Studies
At Success Looks Like ME, students are invited to engage with a dynamic panel of UNC alumni who translated their graduate level educational experiences into diverse careers. This event is ONLINE through Brazen and will feature information on graduate studies, and showcasing research at conferences and events. No cost.
February 16 Spring Job and Internship Fair
The spring Job and Internship Fair is the perfect event for graduating students or recent graduates looking to meet hiring employers, some of whom are fellow UNC Bears. Visit Center for Career Readiness online for event and registration details. No cost.
March 9 Success Looks Like ME: STEM
At Success Looks Like ME, students are invited to engage with a dynamic panel of UNC alumni who translated their educational and professional experiences into diverse careers in STEM fields. This event is scheduled for 6pm in Columbine B at the UNC University Center. No cost.
April 1 Success Looks Like ME: K-12 Education & TED Prep
At Success Looks Like ME, students are invited to engage with a dynamic panel of UNC alumni who translated their educational and professional experiences into diverse careers in K-12 education. This event will be hosted at 8:30am in the Columbine Suites at the UNC University Center and will also include résumé review, district HR connections, and serve as Teacher Employment Days preparation. No cost.
April 6 & 7 Teacher Employment Days
UNC has long hosted the region’s largest teacher employment fair, drawing school districts from across the state and the country. If your new year’s career resolution includes a career move in a K-12 position, then TED is the event for you. Visit Center for Career Readiness online for registration and cost details. Cost to attend.
June 15 Hire Denver Employment Fair
Save the date for Denver’s all-university regional employment fair Hire Denver. Open to alumni from Colorado’s area universities, including UNC, Hire Denver is an opportunity for alumni to connect with many of the region’s largest employers.