Tales from a transfer student

My first two years of college were a real struggle. I had horrible study habits carried over from high school which didn't require much effort and yielded good grades. Needless to say, this method did not serve me well in my college courses.

Transitioning to a Full-Time Job

File 9487Transitioning from college to full-time employment can be exciting but also nerve-wracking.  It can be stressful to start a new position.  However, gaining full-time employment allows you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in college to a full-time position.

Establishing Your Professional Network

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Establishing and building a professional network is not something you want to wait and start as you are graduating from college.  Your professional network should start as soon as you enter college.  Classmates, professors, and professional organizations are 3 ways to start establishing your professional network. 

Why You Should Dress Professionally for an Interview and on the Job

Dressing for an interview or employer event can be a make or break experience when it comes to your job or internship search.  Why is it important to dress professionally at the interview and on the job?

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Business School Undergraduate Business Application Opens July 1

Kenan-Flagler Business School Undergraduate Business Application Opens Up July 1st!

Undergraduate Business applicants for Spring and Fall 2015 need to be aware of the early deadlines.

As such, UCS is providing this page to help students get a jump-start on preparing their application materials.

You should always refer to the official Undergraduate Business Application Program for details on the admissions process and required documents.

Note that the application deadlines are early in the fall semester, which means you likely need to prepare your materials during the summer months!

Utilizing Strengths For Work

Identifying and discussing your strengths is an essential part of your career planning and your job search preparation and promotion.  You will need to know your strengths in order to:

  • find appropriate  career fields and positions to pursue,
  • write a targeted resume or CV and cover letter,
  • discuss your interests with networking contacts,
  • answer questions during an interview

Why You Should Spend More Time on LinkedIn

With millions of registered users, LinkedIn is a tool with many facets. Researching a company, connecting with alumni from your institution, applying for a position, requesting an informational interview, or contributing to a group discussion are just a few of the ways you can utilize LinkedIn.

Preparing for Grad School Prep Exams

The two most common methods of preparing for graduate school admissions exams like the GRE, GMAT and others are: 1) studying on your own with print and online materials and 2) taking a course.  Students who choose to study on their own should visit the Learning Center to look through the library of materials they are developing. 

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Alternative Careers After Graduation

Does one of these situations apply to you?

• Aren't sure what you want to do and need time to explore possibilities

• Need to re-energize before beginning demanding career or graduate degree

• Would like to travel or work in a very different environment

• Want to develop new skills (foreign language, teaching, cooking)

• Desire to make meaningful contributions through public service or volunteer work

• Need or want to work for a year or two before attending graduate or professional school

Get the Maximum from Your Internship Experience

This time of year, many of you are busy beginning summer internships.  We'd like to encourage you to make the most of this time, as it can be a really valuable experience.  Here are a few ideas on how to do so: