Career Blog

Grad students: Is consulting the career for you?


Maybe you've had this gut feeling for a while that you did not want a career in academia.  Or maybe you need a Plan B or C or D because faculty positions are in short supply.  Here’s the skinny on consulting:


GSIT funding for grad students


Tomorrow (Semptember 30th) is the deadline for the Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarships.  These scholarships are for graduate students receiving external funding in support of their thesis or dissertation research which do not include tuition.  See the Graduate School website for details.

$1000 for picking a major?


Applications for North Carolina's only BSIS program and the minor in Information Systems are currently being accepted and the application deadline is October 11th, 2011.  Two scholarships for $1,000 each will be awarded to newly admitted students into the BSIS major who meet the criteria of high scholastic achievement and a stellar essay.

LinkedIn for college students


If you're not using LinkedIn, you're missing a valuable tool that can help you network, become more educated about companies and industries, locate opportunities and create a professional online presence.  Today at 3:30pm in Hanes 242 UCS is hosting a LinkedIn Lab workshop (bring your laptop).  Click into this post for some interesting related links.

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Carolina Challenge info session


Every year student teams with entrepreneurial ideas compete for a share of $50,000 in Carolina Challenge.  Join them for their kick off information session today at 5pm in Gardner Hall, Room 308. 

Non-UCS career events to consider


Recruiting on-campus is a great way to connect with employers.  But, there are plenty of off-campus options, as well. Here are a few in the near future.