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Alumni Career Services

Connect Your Career to the UNC Bear Network

UNC's Bear Network is the global community of more than 132,000 alumni, employers, career experts, donors, and friends of UNC. For students and alumni planning a professional step, the Bear Network provides the resources and connections to successfully launch and transition a career. 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.

Students & Alumni

Got Career Questions?

When you put the UNC Bear Network to work, the challenges that come with career launch and transition don't have to feel as daunting. Get the advice you need, create genuine career connections, and access valuable resources and insight from UNC Career Services and your Alumni Association.

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Alumni & Employers

Want to Get Involved?

Alumni and friends can get involved by recruiting and hiring fellow Bears, posting open positions on Handshake, connecting your professional network to UNC through introductions and partnerships, and by sharing your career expertise with current students and recent graduates.

NETWORK With Fellow Bears

Resources For Your Professional Development

Expert career insight can be hard to find. Power your professional development with the resources and connections available to you through your university and the UNC Alumni Association.


Alumni Career Blog

Connect to a host of professional content sourced from the UNC Bear Network and written to support your professional development.


Career Development

Improve your LinkedIn savvy with a career webinar, refine and assess your professional skills, and update your résumé and cover letter with Career Counselor approved templates.


Graduate School

Increase your training and career opportunities with an advanced degree from UNC. The university offers graduate and doctoral level degrees in many academic and professional disciplines.

Upcoming Bear Network Events

Connect online or in person

Participate in an upcoming alumni career program to access Bear Network resources and to connect to fellow Bears, career counselors, or potential employers. Take advantage of the unique connections your network offers you on campus, online or onsite.


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Online From Anywhere 


Career Fairs

Connect with Employers during a university career fair

Career Fair


Fall 2018 Programs 
On Campus


The Bear Network in Action

400+ Alumni

Thank you to the growing number of UNC Bears who raised their hands to serve as alumni career advisors. Our volunteers help advise students and recent graduates in career planning and transitions. 

250 Hours

The calculated time alumni career advisors volunteered to consult students, both on campus and online, from April 2014 to the present. Their effort supported more than 750 students in the last four years!


1 in 4 Recruiters

Bears love to hire Bears. 25% of the companies recruiting on campus during the Spring 2018 job and internship fair were represented by UNC alumni.

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.