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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.


Students & Alumni

Prepare and Connect

Get the advice you need, create genuine career connections, and access valuable resources and insight from UNC Center for Career Readiness and your Alumni Association.


Alumni Volunteers & Employers

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.

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

Insight at Your Fingertips

Connect to the advice you need to power your career development. Webinars, blogs, videos and more. All designed to help you get the support you need from any where, at any time. 

Webinar Series: Power Your LinkedIn Presence

Watch a quick video and learn the best techniques for putting the Bear Network of more than 135,000 alumni to work for you when using this uniquely career-focused social media platform. Just complete the form, click the link, and view your webinar of choice.

From the Blog

Expert advice from alumni career advisors who work in the industries you're interested in pursuing. 


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.

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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.

What is ATS?


Career Advice from Alumni for New Grads

UNC alumni remember what it was like to graduate, search for that first job, and build the confidence to start a career after UNC.

Alumni Insight

STARTING Off Successful

Recent Graduates Reporting Employment, Continuing Education, Voluntary Service, or Military Service


6-Month Placement Rate for Bachelor Degree Holders


6-Month Placement Rate for Graduate Degree Holders

Placement rates based on 2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni Survey


Prominent Industries

Alumni work in a variety of professions and industries including:

Education, Business Development, Operations, Sales, Healthcare, Community and Social Services, Information Technology, Finance, Administration, Arts and Design.

Visit the University of Northern Colorado on LinkedIn to explore alumni careers.

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.