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Tuesday Tip: Navigating Superdays

10/21/2014

File 9584Last Friday, I was flown to Atlanta, put up in a four-star hotel and fed at wonderful restaurants. All expenses paid. The catch? This was a job interview.

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Informational Interview: Career Counselor

10/16/2014

File 9647As college students, we interact with student affairs professionals all the time. They are an essential part of our Carolina experience, helping us seamlessly weave together the threads of our academic, personal, and professional lives. But have you ever considered getting involved in the field yourself? To kick off Careers in Student Affairs month, I sat down to chat with University Career Services’ very own Christy Walker to talk about her job as a career counselor.

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The 5 C’s of Asking a Professor for a Recommendation

10/15/2014

So you want to apply to a study abroad program or grad school. Odds are you’ll have to submit at least one letter of recommendation from a professor. Who should you ask to write you one? How should you ask him or her? And what should you do to follow up? Use the 5 C’s below to help with these questions and more:

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Tuesday Tip: Utilizing Social Media

10/14/2014

File 9584As you begin to search for a new job, internship, or any other opportunities in your career area, you may realize that almost every networking aspect involves the use of social media. Many organizations post listings strictly on their website or LinkedIn, and while the classifieds are still in use, everyone can benefit from utilizing social media to secure your next opportunity.

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First Year Friday: 3 Steps Towards Becoming More Involved at UNC

10/10/2014

File 9640When acclimating to college life, one of the best ways to make Carolina your second home is to become involved on campus! Whether you are looking for a music group, a campus ministry, or a volunteer outlet, UNC Chapel Hill has it all!

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Been There, Done That: Switching Roles within an Organization

10/08/2014

Internships have become increasingly important over the years. They can not only provide you with meaningful experiences, but can also serve as a test drive for a potential career. This means that the internship experience can validate or invalidate a possible career choice.

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Tuesday Tip: How a Career Assessment Can Help You

10/07/2014

File 9584Having trouble finding a career that suits you?  Consider taking the Strong Interest Inventory career assessment.  This assessment helps you determine what your interests are and find career options that are consistent with your interests. 

The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is quick and easy—it takes only about 25 minutes!  University Career Services (UCS) currently offers the Strong Interest Inventory for students for free. 

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First-year Friday: Signed a Senior

10/03/2014

File 9223Calling all first years! You have successfully made it through your first few weeks of undergrad! You’ve made it through countless meetings, classes, and let’s not forget lots of free pizza! As a first year student my family members and parent’s co-workers would always ask, “what’s your major?”, and soon after, “what do you plan to do with that?” These questions would always make me feel as if I needed to have everything figured out and my life planned out as an entering first-year. When I came into Carolina I was interested in business law; I had built my entire high school career around being an attorney, but after taking a couple of courses my freshman year; I realized that this was not necessarily the path that I wanted to take.  Let me tell you a quick secret: You don’t have to know exactly what you want to do as a first year student, that’s the beauty of college!

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