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5 Helpful Websites You Should Know About


File 9223After a whole semester at Carolina, I’m sure you’ve learned how crucial the Internet is for basically everything you do at UNC: getting basketball tickets (or not), reading the Overheard at UNC posts on Facebook (or contributing your own), and doing a little schoolwork in between (obviously). To go along with this digital trend, I’m giving you five awesome websites you should know about and use during your time at Carolina and beyond:

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First-year Friday: The Importance of a College Resume


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As a first-year student, you now have a little over one semester of college under your belt.  Congrats! I know you probably have not thought much about a college resume, especially because you don’t know what you would even include? While you might believe that the creation of a college resume isn’t necessary right now, I would argue the exact opposite.

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A Moment with Mary Winn Miller, Engagement Manager at McKinsey


File 9183Recently, I’ve gotten the chance to discover the world of consulting through the eyes of Mary Winn Miller, a management consultant who works as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey Consulting, one of the premier consulting firms in the world. She also happens to be someone who I call a mentor, friend, and lately, “boss”. This is consulting as she sees it.

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First-year Friday: Putting it All Into Perspective


File 9063We all know that your first semester of college is one of the most important semesters in your Carolina career. You’re finally in college, and for some of you, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for and preparing for your whole life. Undoubtedly, what you do this semester will determine the rest of your time here at Carolina and will have profound implications on the rest of your life. You need to get good grades, meet your best friends, get involved all across campus, and figure out what your major and future career will be. All the while you must avoid the horrors we all know about college first years: skipping classes, unruly professors, drugs, and of course, the dreaded freshman fifteen. Pretty much, you can’t mess up this semester.

No pressure or anything.

Wrong. Absolutely not. Could not be farther from the truth. Your first semester is important, but there is no way everyone does it perfectly.

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A Career in Library Science


Being a librarian is not just shelving and circulation.  Wanda Gunther, Authority Control and Database Management Librarian in UNC’s Davis library gives an inside look on the ins and outs of what goes on behind the stacks.

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A Career in Campus Recreation


Interested in a career in Campus Recreation? Mandy Madden, UNC’s Sport Clubs Coordinator, has some insight on what it is like.

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First-year Friday: Never Stop Exploring


File 9063I swear I have met so many friends who are completely set on a major and are not willing to explore anything else.  Don’t do it. I beg you.

To be honest, I was in the same place you were last year. I found my major, or so I thought, and I was scared to change it. I made a mistake because I did not keep an open mind, and I do not want you to do the same thing!

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A Career in Event Planning


Enjoy organizing events, picking out invitations and decorations?  If so event planning might be for you!  Check out this informational interview with an event planner.

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Preparing for Grad School: The GRE and Letters of Recommendations


Based on my own experiences and the conversations I’ve had with friends, the parts of the graduate school application process that seem to intimidate people most are the letters of recommendation and the GRE. The panelists at the “Thinking About Grad School” Information Panel I recently attended spent a lot of time talking about both of these - here’s some of what they had to say.

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First-year Friday: Seek Opportunity Now


File 9063"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." - Thomas Jefferson

The longer you stay at Carolina, the more you will see how much this quote applies to your life. And I am not just talking about putting off homework (because we all do that); I am talking about putting off opportunities! You are a first-year at one of the best universities in the world! There are a plethora of opportunities just waiting to be taken by you.

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