Career Blogs

A Career in Library Science

11/21/2013

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

11/19/2013

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

11/15/2013

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

11/14/2013

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

11/12/2013

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

11/08/2013

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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Tips for Interviewing via Skype

10/31/2013

Skype Interviews have become more and more common in the past three years and students need to be prepared if the situation arises during their job search. The principle is simple; it’s still a real interview and you should prepare for it as such, but there are a few additional tips to keep in mind.

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Finding a Federal Job

10/29/2013

I recently attended a workshop at UCS in which Career Counselor Emily Gomez covered 10 steps to finding a federal job:

Step 1: Research

• Determine your target agencies and learn their missions
• Identify which occupational series you would like to search by (there are hundreds!)
• Research pay grades and promotional opportunities to determine what salary meets your expectations

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A Career in Human Resources

10/24/2013

Tiffany Allen is the Director of Library Human Resources at UNC- Chapel Hill. I interviewed Tiffany to gain insight into her experience, her daily routine and responsibilities, and even received some valuable advice along the way.

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The Importance of Social Media to Your Career

10/17/2013

File 9124Social Media is very important when it comes to your job or internship search. Although you can easily communicate with others through social media, the problem is simple: the easier it is to communicate with others online, the more vulnerable your privacy is. What you post on social media is like a permanent ink that you can’t remove.

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