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COVID-19: News and campus updates | University policies and resources

All in-person classes and activities are canceled at UNC on Monday, Oct. 26. Virtual/Online classes will still occur on normal schedule.
Employees should work remotely as business will continue as usual.

Addtional information at: emergency.unco.edu

Alumni Career Success and Support

Connect Your Career to the UNC Bear Network

UNC's Bear Network is the global community of more than 130,000 alumni and friends representing different cities, different class years, and different careers. Connect to the Bear Network through a regional alumni group, alumni employer or alumni career advisor to launch and advance your career after UNC. For alumni looking to give back, the Bear Network provides an opportunity to support the career success of fellow Bears through volunteering, on-campus recruiting, and network development.


Get Help

Prepare and Connect

Students and graduates less than 3 years out, can access career services through UNC's Center for Career Readiness. All alumni retain access to career development services through the Office of Alumni Relations.


Provide Help

Advise and Recruit

Get involved by hiring fellow Bears, post open positions on Handshake, connect your professional network to UNC, and share your career expertise with fellow Bears. 

Employer fairs and events, including Job, Internship and Graduate School Fair and the K-12 Educator Employment Day are hosted by the Center for Career Readiness each semester in an effort to connect students with local and national employers. You can register for these events as a job seeker or recruiter. 

Learn more about connecting with or becoming an Alumni Career Advisor or Employer

Virtual Alumni Career Panels

Access alumni experts during an upcoming virtual career panel. These events feature alumni from diverse backgrounds and are organized by industry and professional interest. 

Job and Interviewing Insight from Alumni HR Professionals

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Careers in Athletics & Sports Management

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Careers after Graduate School

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Careers in Education

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Careers in Performing & Visual Arts

 Thursday, November 5, 2020



Careers in Nursing & Health Administration

Thursday, November 12, 2020



Careers in Media & Communications

Thursday, November 19, 2020



Click below for additional On Demand Career Content from the Bear Network.


From the Alumni Blog

Additional career development topics and tips from alumni experts across the Bear Network.

Beginning a Career in a COVID-19 Job Market

Renee Welch, UNC's director of the Center for Career Readiness is paying attention to trends and leveraging alumni connections to help the Class of 2020 succeed in a competitive, post COVID-19 job market. [READ FULL POST]

Top 10 Interview Tips from an HR Director

The interview process can be nerve-racking even for an experienced job seeker, but thanks to the Bear Network, UNC job seekers have help. [READ FULL POST]

Tips for Applying in an ATS World

Understanding the online system that companies use to recruit and hire talent may help you gain an edge in your employment search. [READ FULL POST]

Boost Your Career With The Bear Network

The Bear Network is an ever-growing network of alumni and friends who provide advice and insight, connect prospective students to UNC, and hire current students and alumni in companies across the United States. Connect with other alumni, navigate the next step in your career and stay in touch with UNC! [READ FULL POST]

Career Advice from Alumni for New Grads

Graduation is both an exciting and stressful time in the life of a student, especially when it means starting a career with the daunting "job search." UNC alumni remember what it was like to graduate, search for that first job, and build the confidence to start a career after UNC. [READ FULL POST]

You Created a LinkedIn Profile, Now What?

LinkedIn is an under utilized resource among college students, limiting student opportunities to connect with growing, global networks of alumni - but it doesn't have to be that way. Find out how LinkedIn offers students quick and easy access to building a network beginning with alumni. [READ FULL POST]

Read additional career insight and stories on the Alumni Blog #career.

If you're interested in submitting your career advice, please reach out to alumni@unco.edu to share your blog idea with a member of the alumni staff.

Bears Go Big

UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Christina Randle, who earned her UNC bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Secondary Teaching in 2003 and was named Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2018.

Teaching is so much more than just delivering content to the kids.

See other Bears going big.