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Career Advice

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 through on campus events, search for fellow Bears on LinkedIn, or utilize online tools and connect with career counselors in your area. 

Bear Network Online Career Chats

Bear Network online career chats were created to support your professional development. No need to set up appointments, pay for professional career advice, or come back to campus for career support. Think of it as virtual drop-in appointments with a career counselor and alumni networking hours in one. Register in advance or the day of the chat - either way, the process is simple. Hosted on Brazen, you can easily connect from any device.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

Thank You for Participating


Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

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Wednesday,November 14, 2018 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MT)

Register Today

Questions: Contact alumni@unco.edu and we'll help you through the registration and chat process. 

Bear Network Alumni Career Panels

Through this series of alumni career panels, students and recent graduates are invited to connect with UNC's network of successful alumni on campus. Designed as an opportunity to network and learn from the experiences and challenges UNC alumni have faced in the working world, students and recent grads engaged directly with alumni from a multitude of backgrounds and professional specializations. Each event also hosts a networking session featuring alumni, industry employers, and continuing education programs. 


Marketing, Communications

& Design

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UNC, Room Columbine A

Details & Registration

Veterans &

Adult Learners

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UNC, Room Columbine A

Details & Registration

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The Bear Network On LinkedIn

Broaden your Bear Network online by joining UNC's LinkedIn alumni group and post your own topics for conversation, or reach out to fellow UNC Bears  through the LinkedIn Alumni Search Tool. You can also power your LinkedIn presence by watching a quick tutorial and learn about the newest tools and techniques when using this uniquely career-focused social media platform. Designed to help you put the Bear Network of more than 63,000 alumni on LinkedIn to work for you. 

Additional Career Advice and Job Search Tools

Handshake Online Portal

Handshake is the online portal from UNC Career Services 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 Career Services 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.