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Words of Wisdom: All About Networking

12/11/2013

After wrapping up another semester of our class, EDUC 132: Career Planning, we asked our students to share pieces of advice with those who have not taken the class.  Here’s what they had to say:

Learn how to network.  80% of job openings are filled through personal contacts.  Begin networking by using UCS programs and the Alumni Advisor Network. Lastly, do employer research beforehand to help one stand out during the networking event.

Create a professional LinkedIn profile and keep it current, follow industries that are of interest to you, and engage in conversation with professionals and non-professionals. Everybody you meet could be somebody that could help land you your next job or internship.

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Words of Wisdom

12/09/2013

After wrapping up another semester of our class, EDUC 132: Career Planning, we asked our students to share pieces of advice with those who have not taken the class.  Here’s what they had to say:

Remember how important the little things are: The written thank you notes, the please’s and thank you’s, eye contact, paying attention to the "lesser important" people in an office, and the genuine contact one has with people. This goes a long way in life and in the office. These days it seems like a lot of people are too busy to do things like those, so standing out and acting like you care can make the world of a difference. Also, being over-prepared can never ever hurt.

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Part Time Jobs Spotlight

12/04/2013

Check out this week’s hot part-time jobs! Apply to these and more by visiting Careerolina.  

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Quantifying Accomplishments on Your Resume

12/03/2013

One of the best ways you can improve your resume is by adding numbers.  You’re probably wondering where you can do this, or why it is important.  A recent article by Erin Osterhaus, who reviews and compares HR systems at Software Advice, emphasizes the necessity of quantifying your resume, as well as ways you can do so.

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5 Steps to Identifying and Communicating Your Transferable Skills

11/20/2013

You might be wondering, “What exactly ARE transferable skills?” Transferable skills are the skills that you gain in life experiences and you take with you to other life experiences. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the top transferable skills employers look for include: Communication Skills (verbal and written), Strong work ethic, Ability to work on a team, Leadership, Initiative, Interpersonal skills, Problem-solving skills, Analytical/Quantitative skills, Flexibility/Adaptability, and Computer/Technical skills.

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#CarolinaInspired: Alumni Edition

11/19/2013

What does it mean to be #CarolinaInspired?  Our students are telling us over on Twitter and our alumni are sharing their stories here on our blog about how UCS and the Carolina community have inspired them in their career development.  Stay tuned for more #CarolinaInspired stories!

File 9165Name: Jason Dunn

Degree and Major from UNC: B.A. in Economics, May 2013

Current Employer and Occupation: Morgan Stanley Healthcare, Investment Banking Analyst

Location: New York, NY

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Part Time Jobs Spotlight

11/19/2013

Check out this week’s hot part-time jobs! Apply to these and more by visiting Careerolina.  

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