A Message from Dr. Tierney Bates, Interim Executive Director of University Career Services

May 26, 2020

Our team in University Career Services works with all students from all walks of life, to serve you, our UNC students and we are intentional in the support for Black students and other marginalized communities in which we work. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was senseless and utterly heartbreaking. We, in our local communities and across the nation, must do better. The recent tragedies remind us that this commitment must extend beyond the realm of investing to shape how we support our students and employers.

We condemn racism, xenophobia, and prejudice of any kind, all of which run counter to UCS values. We stand united with the Black community and lend our voice to the call for meaningful and systemic change. I ask all members of the Tar Heel family to reflect on how each of us can make a difference in our daily lives and eradicate something that is long overdue…..it is time to right wrongs.

March 22, 2021

University Careers Services (UCS) at the University of North Carolina works with all students from all levels of society. We know members of our community are hurting and with great humility in the face of this deep-rooted racist act, we stand with, support, and reaffirm our commitment to our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, faculty, and community. Racism is a real, it is an American problem and global problem, one in which we must recommit, reiterate, and reinvest in our core values and actions on eradicating. We must provide advocacy, a place of belonging, and safety for all. You are welcomed and supported at University Career Services. We ask our employers, and anyone engaged with our office to stand with us.

We stand in solidarity and commitment, to end racism, xenophobia, and any forms of oppression. #STOPASIANHATE, A diverse and inclusive community is the foundation for excellence in research, creativity, learning and human development, and is, therefore, at the core of our UCS mission.

 

Best,

Dr. Tierney Bates

UCS