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Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19, employees in the Center for Career Readiness are working remotely and all on-campus events have been canceled until further notice. We are still meeting with students, recent alumni and employers virtuallyUpdates will be published to our COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

UNC's Center for Career Readiness

Our staff is passionate about working with, and supporting UNC students in determining and implementing their career related goals. Whether it is assisting you with deciding on a major or learning ways to gain experience and employment within a chosen career or industry, we are eager to work with you on learning more about who you are now, and who you will be after UNC. It is never too early to visit Center for Career Readiness!

Virtual Meetings

Students seeking to connect with a career counselor can do so with a scheduled appointment or via drop- in hours. Both services will be offered remotely.  

Document Review

We can also review documents via e-mail. If you have a resume, cover letter, graduate school essay etc. you can send it to career.readiness@unco.edu and a career counselor will review it and send it back with comments and considerations within one week.


Just like your courses presentations can still be conducted virtually! If you would like to request a presentation for a group, submit a request and someone will get back to you shortly letting you know who will be presenting.

Submit a Presentation Request

Event Cancellations

All university in-person and university events have been cancelled for the spring 2020 semester. This includes UNC's Spring 2020 K-12 Educator Employment Days and K-12 Educator Employment Day Prep Workshop. For candidates who were planning to connect with employers during this event here are some tips

A journey An illustration of an open door.

Students' long-term goals include

to be well-off financially and help others who are in difficulty.

~From a survey of UNC students by the Office of Assessment

Introducing Handshake

Center for Career Readiness has transitioned its job posting platform from Bears Career Connection to Handshake. According to Handshake, “120,000 employers use Handshake to find students for all kinds of jobs” including 95% of Fortune 500 companies.

Learn how to use Handshake

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Our Services 

We offer services to both current UNC students and Bear Alumni.


We provide the following Center for Career Readiness to our current students:


We partner with the Alumni Association to provide our alumni the following Center for Career Readiness:

Contact Us

Get in touch with one of our  Career Counselors or stop by our office in the University Center. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Visit us

University Center
2nd Floor


Give us a call



Email Correspondence

If you email a resume, cover letter or other career-related materials for help from a career counselor, please expect up to one week for a completed review. 

Meet our Career Counselors 

Bears Go Big

UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Mackey Saturday, BA Visual Arts, 2007 and Principal, Designer at Chermayeff & Geismer & Haviv.

See other Bears going big.