We are pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a job interview.

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

Consulting firms, strategic planning departments and marketing departments ask case interview questions. They do this to get a handle on how you think, get a feel for how you communicate, how you articulate your thoughts under pressure and how you verbalize problems, concepts and numbers, and  to see how you listen. in partnerships with the Kenan-Flagler Business School makes this resource available to all UNC students to assist with that preparation.

This assessment assists individuals in discovering what they naturally do best and how to develop their greatest talents.  Completion of this assessment will provide you with improved self-awareness, which will also help you to identify and explore potential careers and experiences that will bring out the best in you.

Annually, UCS surveys May graduates receiving their bachelor’s degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill regarding their career fields, grad/professional schools, employers, geographic locations, salaries, etc.

FOCUS 2 a self-paced online career and education planning tool designed to help you make decisions about career goals and education plans. You can use FOCUS 2 to clarify your values and interests, or to explore majors and career fields.

FOCUS 2 may be most useful for undergraduate students, although graduate and professional students are welcome to use it, too.

To get started, use the access code and link below to start an account.

Access Code: tarheels

Going Global provides country/area guides, H1B visa information, an employer directory and global job/internship postings.Going Global Career Guides and the Global Key Employer Directory are updated continually. This massive research tool contains more than 10,000 resources for finding employment in the US and abroad.

Handshake is our new online portal which includes job and internship postings, as well as details about on-campus recruiting, career fairs, workshops and employer contact information and more. Log in and complete your profile today!  Please note, all students served by UCS have existing Handshake accounts which can be accessed when logging in with your ONYEN.  Please do not attempt to create a new account.  Newly admitted students do not have system access until the beginning of the semester for which they were admitted.

Developed by experts from over 50 universities, ImaginePhD offers a unique platform that teaches PhDs about popular job sectors, search strategies, and how to transfer skills across settings. Like the related GCC member project myIDP, with 100,000+ users, ImaginePhD has the potential to transform PhD career planning.

ImaginePhD users are able to:

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree.  Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career.   An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

NC Tower provides graphs and tables on in-depth information on employment rates, wages, and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the Norh Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina.

Star Jobs is a new and simplified way to help you identify promising occupations. Star ratings are assigned based on wages, projected growth rate, and projected job openings, and each occupation has a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Occupations with 5 stars are considered to have better career prospects than occupations with fewer stars.

A compiled list of UNC and non-UNC funding resources to help students meet their financial needs while interning, performing research, traveling abroad, or studying at UNC.  Read more here.

Eligible students may schedule appointments for all career development needs with any available career counselor.  All appointments are held in Hanes Hall, unless otherwise noted.  Appointments will be scheduled via your Handshake account.  You will receive an email confirmation once you have scheduled the appointment from Handshake.   You may also call 919-962-6507 so that the UCS Help Desk can schedule an appointment for you.  

Vault provides guidebooks about industries and careers, as well as specialized job search preparation.Get inside information on jobs and organizations by visiting

UCS subscribes to this valuable resource to help students find objective information that you won’t see on an organization’s website! Want to know what it’s really like working for IBM or how to get your foot in the door at MTV? It’s all on Vault! 

An online resource designed to help humanities and social science PhDs develop and demonstrate their versatility as professionals. The site provides information; about academic employment realities, educated about nonacademic career options, and support in preparing for a range of possible careers. The key concept here is the ability to apply your skills and interests in a wide variety of fields. This is a collaborative resource offered by UCS and the UNC Graduate School.

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect major disciplines to careers. 

Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people studying in particular fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on major disciplines and careers through the websites provided.