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Career Programs

Advice for and by Your Bear Network

Connect directly with the UNC Bear Network to get the career advice you need to launch, transition, or further develop your career. Chat with a UNC career counselor online, connect with alumni during an event, search for fellow Bears on LinkedIn, or utilize online tools to aid in your professional development. 

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If you need career assistance, then give us a call. Alumni who graduated less than 3 years ago may contact the Center for Career Readiness. Experienced alumni and those transitioning careers may reach out to UNC Alumni Relations at alumni@unco.edu or 970-351-2551 for assistance in accessing alumni career and professional development support.


Career Information Update

Do we have your updated contact and employment information? Updated alumni information helps us advise students and share new career opportunities with you.

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Faculty and Students: Do you want to plan an alumni career panel for your class or club? Please reach out to alumni@unco.edu to discuss plans and next steps.

Alumni Volunteers: Are you interested in serving on a career panel or sharing your professional expertise with UNC students and recent graduates? Sign up to be an alumni career advisor. Reach out to alumni@unco.edu for additional information. 

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UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Lewis Curtis, B.A. Liberal Arts, 1992, Director of Microsoft Services Disaster Response & Humanitarian Services.

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Additional Career Advice and Job Search Tools

Handshake Online Portal

Handshake is the online portal from UNC Center for Career Readiness that allows students and recent graduates to search for and apply to positions and schedule in-person appointments with UNC's career counselors, and invites employers and recruiters to post career opportunities. Handshake requires an active Ursa account for students and recent graduates (graduated three or fewer years ago) who are seeking employment positions and/or counselor appointments.

 Professional Career Counseling

The UNC Office of Center for Career Readiness suggests that alumni who graduated more than three years ago connect with career development resources in their local area. The Colorado Career Development Association (CCDA) is a state affiliate of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Colorado Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist job seekers in connecting with their next career, services include: job listings, career counseling and training, and computer and internet access.