Career Blog

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.

Career-related apps for your new iPad


Did you get an iPad for Christmas?  Cool for you!  Here are some apps for you to pick up to help further your career development!

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My NYRA experience


By guest blogger Elizabeth Gardiner (UNC alum)

Most all recent graduates can attest to the challenge of job searching. After my summer internship in New York City between my junior and senior years at UNC, I knew I wanted to return to the Big Apple post-graduation. However, breaking into the job market in a city that you aren’t from and do not have many connections to can be challenging.


11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo


The 11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo is happening on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Penn Plaza Pavilion in NYC.  UNC is a co-sponsor, along with seven other schools including MIT, Dartmouth and Rutgers. 

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Fewer resolutions, more goals!


The beginning of a new year and a new semester promises a new start.  Many kick off the year with a resolution of some kind:  whether it is to study more and go out less or start looking for an internship or job.  Making the resolution is the easy part.  Keeping the resolution, typically for some, is not so easy.

Our Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2011


As we draw near the end of the year, I thought it would be interesting to look back on our most blog posts of the year.  Some might surprirse you!


White House internships


The White House Internship Program is a reection of President Obama’s commitment to provide young leaders an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, develop their leadership skills and actively engage in public service.  "This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve.... I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country." –President Barack Obama