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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

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 Center for Career Readiness and your Alumni Association.


Alumni Volunteers & Employers

Advise and Recruit

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.

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

Career Events and Programs

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.

Alumni Career Panel

Next Event: November 12
Join alumni from across the Bear Network for Careers in Technology alumni career panel.

New Grads

Students and new graduates less than 3 years out can set up a 1:1 appointment with a UNC career counselor in the Center for Career Readiness.

Career Fairs

Next Event: November 21
HireBoulder Alumni Career Fair. Learn more.

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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.