Career Blog

Obvservations from UCS' newest counselor


It’s been just about a month since I began my time as a Tar Heel.  Since then I have come to gain a better understanding and appreciation for what makes this place so great.  I thought I’d share a few of my observations:


Student Enrichment Fund


There is no shortage of enrichment opportunities out there. It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a flyer for another conference, talk, trip, or chance to broaden your knowledge about a certain subject. But these days, enrichment isn’t cheap. Plane tickets, conference fees and materials costs all add up.


PwC's Personal Brand Experience


PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Personal Brand Experience is back, and this year takes place February 6-10.  As students think about how they might design their career path, PwC's Personal Brand Experience is an additional opportunity for students to find and jump start their careers by identifying who they are, what they can do and what matters most to them.  

NIH Podcasts: advice from the experts


Whether you are an undergraduate considering graduate or professional school or a graduate student planning for your next phase, you may find the NIH podcasts helpful in your preparation. 

Advice from one transfer to another


Guest Blog by Jessica Lam, UNC '11

Don't miss Transfer Student Career Boot Camp, this weekend!

Having been a transfer student at Carolina meant being behind from day one. While the other students were already acclimated to Carolina life, I was still trying to navigate the campus. Truth be told, I was even 20 minutes late to my first class ever at Carolina. 

Meeting more than one UCS counselor


There are twelve counselors and a graduate assistant at University Career Services. Each member of our counseling team is experienced and prepared to help all UNC students, first years through graduate students, from all majors. Some students meet with the same counselor multiple times while others meet with several counselors. Read more to learn why!


Carolina Creates writers competition


Are you a budding writer of short fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction?  Want to win some cash and be in a book? Carolina Creates has a writing competition going on now that you might want to check out.  Click into this post for more info.

Revisted: Tales from a transfer student


This blog was first published last semester and got great readership.  In light of the upcoming Transfer Student Career Bootcamp, we're re-running it for your reading pleasure!

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.