Koh Phangan is a tiny tropical island off the coast of Thailand complete with palm trees and azure skies. It was from a beachfront abode on this island, while relaxing in a hammock, that the subject of my informational interview Skyped me.
Looking for tips on how to successfully navigate the interview process? UCS’s Interviewing Basics workshop provided tips on how to stay calm, cool, and collected while wowing potential employers with confidence and skills.
Hi, First Years! Congratulations on almost completing your first year at Carolina! Looking back now at the end of my senior year, I remember being very excited to almost have my first year of college under my belt. However, at that point in my college education I still was not completely sure which career field I wanted to pursue and had not declared my major yet. Fortunately, I was able to figure out my major by the beginning of my sophomore year with some guidance from great academic advisors who then led me to career counselors within UCS.
Mindy Belote is a 23-year old University of Tennessee graduate with plans to work in public accounting at Ernst & Young in Atlanta this fall. I interviewed her to gain insight into her college experience, public accounting, and her future career plans.
On March 5th, I attend a panel held by UCS entitled “Careers in Startups & Other High-Growth Organizations”. The companies represented in the panel were SpotTrot (a startup specializing in mobile ecommerce for entertainers and artists), ShareFile by Citrix (a professional version of DropBox), Aerotek, and Shoeboxed (a startup that helps small business owners digitize their paper data).
Okay, so you’re a first year. You just got to college. You’re still adjusting to life in the residence hall and class registration. You don’t need to worry about your resume yet, right? Wrong. While you might not need to have a perfect resume right now, and there are still so many experiences yet for you to have, you can begin drawing together information and planning so that by the time you are applying for jobs and internships, you are ready to go.
I recently had the opportunity to interview a family friend about his job as a Middle School Physical Education/Health teacher. In this interview I learned many things I did not know about this particular occupation, including that it takes a lot more dedication than one might think to be a successful teacher in this field and the rewards of helping students achieve wellness are very fulfilling!
Business accommodates for a wide variety of interests, which is a main reason why I chose to be a business major. Through Kenan-Flagler, you can customize your degree with one or two emphasis areas, such as marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship, or operations. Whether you prefer working with numbers, people, or a combination of the two, there’s something in the business world that will match your interests.
How to Use Twitter for Your Job/Internship Search
While many people use Twitter(.com) simply as a social tool, for those who are resourceful, Twitter can be a valuable tool to identify career opportunities and to connect with established professionals. This article will highlight the key Twitter features one can leverage to galvanize one’s career search.
For starters… let’s reflect. Have you taken the time to take action? Made lists of your interests? Have you taken some self-assessments? If not, check out this blog post.
Every week before my flute lesson here at UNC I spend 5 minutes reading the messages on all the doors of the professor’s offices. My favorite one to read is a quote by C.S. Lewis: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”