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49ership Success

"There are just so many opportunities provided by the Career Center for you to succeed in your careers! Get registered with the Career Center and continuously visit it to get the most of the available opportunities."
- Afan Hafeez, Accounting/Finance

49ership Success

"I believe that an internship/49ership is important because it allows students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to actual business situations. As a part of my internship with Tekmatex, Inc., I have improved my teamwork, organization and communication skills. I have also experienced first hand the importance of cross-cultural communication skills in a global business setting as well as differences between how business is conducted in Japan versus the United States...."
- Akiko Itokazu, International Business

49ership Success

"My experience with this law firm showed me what it is to really like to work in a law firm with 'real' lawyers, unlike all of the theories you read from books. I am pretty much set in my decision of pursuing a career in forensic psychology."
- Alicia Williams, Criminal Justice and Psychology

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Alla Mejalli, Mathematics

Washington Internship Success

"“The Washington internship provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The various components of my internship, my apartment just blocks from the Capitol, or the endless tourism opportunities, taught me an enormous amount about my nation and my government.”"
- Amanda Watson, Chemistry and Psychology

49ership Success

"Working with the career center and Intepoint, I have had a great opportunity to build and develop a skill set, and much needed real world experience. My background in geography along with a graduate level research assistantship positioned me as an ideal candidate to Intepoint's need for a quality assurance tester in the development of cutting edge geospatial simulation and analysis software."
- Andrew Schumpert, Geography (Masters)

49ership Success

"My work experience as an intern gave me the knowledge I needed to apply for and gain permanent employment. As a recruiter for my department, I can honestly say that experience means as much as a good GPA. Gain the experience today so you will be more marketable in the job force tomorrow."
- Angela R. Isenhour, Master of Science in Computer Science

Service Learning 49ership Success

"The most valuable part of my experience was the first-hand look into the theater business; it has helped me make decisions about my future career path."
- Annika Martins, Communication Studies

Washington Internship Success

"“The summer I spent as an intern in Washington D.C. was unforgettable and probably the best experience of my undergraduate education. Additionally, the knowledge that I gained through my internship reaffirmed my desire to join the U.S. Foreign Service and, I believe, was one of the many things that helped me to win a Pickering Fellowship.”"
- Carey Hale, Political Science

Service Learning 49ership Success

"Christina Neitzey joined the UNC Charlotte family with energy and focus toward public service as a freshman in the Levine Scholars Program. She explores the experience of children and families in the judicial system by combining a multidisciplinary academic curriculum, internship experience at the local and national levels, and purposeful civic engagement. Her work as a Guardian ad Litem and at the public defender’s office has provided an unfiltered look at the experience of children and..."
- Christina Neitzey, Psychology, Criminal Justice

Co-op Success

"Do it! Take that first step into your career. A co-op will help you to know exactly what you want to do with your life. Also, employers look for co-op experience because they want someone who has both school and work experience."
- Courtney R. Brezina, Management Information Systems

49ership Success

"My internship dealt primarily with my technical skills. This is not to say that I had no need for interpersonal skills. I was expected to perform my job function with technical skills, but I enhanced the impact my contribution had by utilizing skills learned in the leadership academy, volunteer roles, and interaction with other students. The skills that Nol-Tec allowed me to learn will be invaluable to my career, particularly experience concerning automation and PLC controllers."
- Cressel Anderson, Electrical Engineering

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Debra Jones, Criminal Justice

Full-time Job Success

"The University Career Center was extremely instrumental in assuring that my resume portrayed me in a way to make me a solid candidate. It gives you a huge advantage over people who decide not to use it. The services allow you to sharpen your skills and be in a better position to pursue your dreams after college. I participated in career fairs, mock interviews, resume critiques, MBTI and Strong, and career counseling - you name it, I did it. My additional advice to current UNC Charlotte students..."
- Fabian Elliott, Marketing

49ership Success

"This internship has been helpful to me to narrow down my options in marketing. Prior to accepting this internship, I was not even sure if the major was the right choice for me or even what the field of marketing had to offer. Now, I am positive about my choice of marketing as my major and more committed toward my goals."
- Holly Curtis, Pre-Business (Marketing)

Co-op Success

"Before I left for the NSBE conference in Pittsburgh where I received the job with Toyota, I had my resume critiqued by the Career Center. I believe I was able to perfect my resume through this meeting and give myself the edge I needed at the conference. The services available at the Career Center are often unavailable or extremely expensive outside the university. Yet, the services are often taken for granted. I don't think students realize exactly how valuable the Career Center can be,..."
- Ivan Butler, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management

Service Learning 49ership Success

"The work I completed during my internship with the Federal Protective Service was truly beneficial to their mission and my future with the federal government. I have learned so much more about how the federal government works, the hiring process, and the many different agencies that can provide me with career opportunities. Area Commander James Cudney has provided me with endless resources to secure a job with the federal government.""
- Jacob Ribet, Criminal Justice

Washington Internship Success

"“Interning in Washington provided me with an ideal lifestyle of learning, testing the waters through internship experience, and exploring an urban city. It has changed me personally, socially, culturally, and politically. All I know is from now on I will explore the many opportunities that are given to me. I will be more assertive about my personal opinions, as I have created a new, improved version of myself.”"
- Jennifer Liu, Art

49ership Success

"As a mechanical engineering senior, this past summer I had the opportunity to take an internship with Framatome-ANP, an AREVA Siemens Corporation. Working for their Steam Generating Team (SGT), I had the opportunity to use practical knowledge that I had gained in my technical classes at UNC-Charlotte as well as learn valuable skills you can only receive from an internship. I read documents on nuclear energy generation, safety analyses for nuclear power and power generation with steam turbines...."
- Jessica Rogers, Mechanical Engineering

49ership Success

"I loved my internship site, the opportunity to work with other people, and interact in a professional work environment. I believe that an internship gives you real life job experience and is a valuable learning tool. I would recommend the Experiential Learning Program and my internship site, Bobcats Sports & Entertainment to other students."
- Jessica Schlegel, Marketing

Service Learning 49ership Success

"My experience was not related to my major in any way. I chose this internship due to my skills and interests. I learned that Criminal Justice majors were not the only ones that are wanted in this field. I would encourage every student to participate. It is very valuable program."
- Jessica Wadsworth, French

49ership Success

"This is my second summer internship with the Steam Generating Team as a Framatome ANP employee (SGT is half owned by Washington Group International and Framatome ANP), and AREVA is the parent company of Framatome ANP. The first summer I worked on the Callaway Project, and this summer I worked with the Design Group to learn MicroStation. The internship gave me the opportunity to get a feel for the work environment and what is expected of me, to move around and find out what I like, as well as..."
- Jeu Moua, Civil Engineering Intern

Full-time Job Success

"I come from a French speaking country and I can ensure you that there’s no myth around achieving your dreams in the US, only prerequisites. You want to know the secret? If you continuously assess your skills, adapt quickly, network intelligently, stay hungry and curious to know more and do better than you did the day before, there’s absolutely no reason for you not to be successful. People will see value in you and will give you a chance to prove yourself. And when that happens, whether it’s a..."
- Joel Amoakon, BSBA in Marketing / Certificate in Business Entrepreneurship

Co-op Success

"A co-op assignment with an industry leading company is a must! It has improved my problem solving skills, people skills and has helped to determine my career path and goals. Also, it is an excellent way to gain real world experience to supplement your classroom training and will make you more valuable to future employers."
- Johnathan Walker, Mechanical Engineering

Co-op Success

"The Co-op program provided an opportunity to apply class work to the real world and helped me to determine the skills I have. I can achieve many tasks now because of an increased confidence level."
- Jonathan B. Leppart, Accounting

Co-op Success

"If you don't mind the delay of your graduation date, the co-op is the best way to build your resume and make yourself more valuable to future employers. It shows commitment and drive that is necessary in today's fast pace market."
- Jonathan Mayhorn, Mechanical Engineering

Co-op Success

"The University Career Center exposed me to a wide range of possibilities in career exploration and development. By actively using NinerJobNet, I was constantly aware of all available opportunities. Other services such as the mock interview and resume critique sessions were greatly beneficial when preparing for a potential interview. The services offered by the University Career Center are at no additional cost to students and are often charged by staffing agencies. The small amount of time..."
- Jose Henrique Falconi, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Service Learning 49ership Success

"My background in political science provided a balance of analytical/theoretical skills which allowed me to discern most policy developments in my internship. The most valuable part of my experience was the opportunity to see the “behind the scenes” meetings that influenced the various council members to vote the way they did."
- Josh Hallingse, Political Science

Full-time Job Success

""I met Fastenal at a part-time/internship job fair that was put on by the University Career Center. I started my internship through Fastenal and was offered a position upon graduation. The University Career Center provides you a vehicle to network with potential employers through career fairs and internship programs. The UCC may also help with tweaking your resume and preparing for interviews. Chances are they know an employer that may fit your goals. Why wouldn't you want to get help..."
- Josh Sweeney, Communication Studies

Co-op Success

"I wasn't sure what kind of job I could get with a B.S. in Biology. When I got this co-op, it put me in a doctor's office seeing patients and learning about diseases I had previously heard about in class. I knew this would be a great opportunity to network."
- Juli Hoyle, Biology

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Junaid Sulahry, Economics/Political Science

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Justin Flores, Political Science

49ership Success

"I participated in the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee, Democratic National Committee, and the Washington Center Seminar. The University Career Center was essential in me receiving this opportunity and is valuable because it networks students with opportunities you many not know about otherwise. Don't wait to get involved, there are plenty of activities out there for everyone!"
- Lamardo Davis, Communications: Public Advocacy

49ership Success

"My internship with Husqvarna was an invaluable opportunity. It was very beneficial to be able to work closely with the Human Resources team while gaining hands-on experience in the field. This internship was an amazing learning opportunity for both parties. My input was highly valued and it felt great to take an active part in the company’s HR operations-who knew I had so much to offer? An internship is more than just a step in the door or a line on your resume; it is the perfect set-up to gain..."
- LaShauna Harris, Management and Psychology

Full-time Job Success

"The University Career Center's NinerJobNet has helped me secure three positions while a student at UNC Charlotte! My first was a summer job at State Farm, the second was an internship with LPL Financial Services, and the most recent was with Liberty Mutual in my first full time job. I am an advocate for this service and tell all my friends who go to UNCC that this is the best resource that you can ever have! All it takes is about 30 minutes of your time to sign up and the rewards are..."
- LeAnna Rice, Psychology

Washington Internship Success

""Interning in Washington has definitely changed my life… Because of my internship I have given serious thought to relocating to D.C. for graduate school. I loved the atmosphere of Washington, D.C. From an educational/career standpoint, it has made me aware that D.C. is a city full of opportunities to work with the government such as the U.S. Department of State and Capitol Hill.""
- Levonda Norman, English

49ership Success

"The staff at the University Career Center have connections in a wide range of industries, and they serve as a central place where employers and job seekers can find one another. The Job Location & Development Program was the most helpful to me in providing a searchable database of employers that wanted to hire UNC Charlotte students. It gave me a place to start looking. Their programs are a great way to network and discover opportunities you never thought to consider. You never know when..."
- Lindsey Harris, Psychology, Child & Family Development

49ership Success

"I enjoyed the ability to market my abilities and services to numerous employers and this company would like to have me back after graduation. My best advice to other students would be after polishing your resume, practice your communication skills and be clear about your goals with the employer."
- Louis M. Raymond, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Washington Internship Success

"Mallory interned for Senator Richard Burr in Spring 2006 and was hired full-time after graduation!"
- Mallory Duncan, History and Religious Studies

Service Learning 49ership Success

"The most valuable part of my experience was working independently on projects and being a fully integrated member of TIAA-CREF. My communications classes helped when I made recruiting phone calls for conference speakers."
- Mandeep Gill, Communication Studies

49ership Success

"I was exposed to many situations which forced me to use communication skills and now I know how important it is to have those skills. You will use communication from the day you contact the potential employer, through the interview, and up until your last day on the job."
- Marcia Colson, Business Management

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Maria Seaman, International Studies & Spanish

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Matthew Draughon, Biology

Service Learning 49ership Success

"From my internship experience I learned the importance of administrative, social, and organizational skills. Each employee within the Federal Protective Service allowed me and other interns to fully participate in all activities. This provided us a wonderful opportunity to experience the realistic measures of what our future plans entailed. I made many contacts for future job reference and, even better, new friends."
- Melissa Brunson, Criminal Justice

Full-time Job Success

"The University Career Center is valuable because, if you take advantage of it, you will gain the career insight that many people discover only later in their paths. I started as a sophomore and the knowledge I gained allowed me to achieve two internships during my time at UNC Charlotte, as well as a full-time job of the first day of classes my senior year. The UCC programs I participated in helped me become a better student and better professional. The advisors taught me everything I needed to..."
- Mercedes Fiorillo, Accounting and Finance

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Morgan Tadlock, Political Science

Co-op Success

"I felt I needed work experience to help me find a good job when I graduated. I learned how a business works. I was able to apply many things that I had learned from the Accounting classes I had taken. Experience always wins out over the classroom."
- Nick Kendall, Accounting and Political Science

Full-time Job Success

"I participated in the CSCEP (co-op) program with the US Marshals that is administered by the University Career Center, which led to my current career as a Deputy US Marshal. My best advice to current UNC Charlotte students is to take advantage of the internships and co-op opportunities you are offered. These programs provide you with firsthand knowledge as to the type of work you would be doing in a certain career...Students should also take their general coursework seriously, especially in..."
- Nick Q., Criminal Justice and Psychology

49ership Success

"On the job experience is the most important part of your learning. School shows you the tools but does not give the opportunity to apply these tools until you have on the job experience."
- Patricia Adkins, Accounting

49ership Success

"I would like to thank General Dynamics and the UNCC Career Center for giving me the opportunity to gain some practical engineering experience over the summer. This internship allowed me to work in different areas of engineering industry such as: research, testing, designing, and etc. I was able to see the importance of being diverse in different areas of engineering. At General Dynamics, I was able to learn from top notch engineers who really knew their subject matter. This allowed me to..."
- Patrick Harris, MS Electrical Engineering

49ership Success

"I developed a Windows version of an existing Unix-based software package to simulate a radial forging process using finite element analysis. This assignment included creating a graphical user interface using Visual Basic that allows the user to specify input parameters, run the simulations, inspect, and plot the results. The original finite element-based solver was updated to meet FORTRAN90 language requirements. This internship program allowed me to gain valuable experience relating to both my..."
- Pratik Suthar, Mechanical Engineering

49ership Success

"Interning with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Columbus, Ohio was an amazing opportunity. I worked with the Small Business contracting office which assisted small businesses from across the country in winning contracts to supply parts for the war efforts overseas. I helped modify databases that held the contracts’ information, modified marketing publications during the DLA’s rebranding process, and even wrote an article about the Small Business office that..."
- Rachel Williams, Marketing

Co-op Success

"It is a MUST! It allows you to evaluate a particular industry or major in a "real" environment without the stress of a post-graduation position."
- Ray James, International Business/Finance

Job Location & Development Program Success

"I received both of my jobs from applying through the Job Location & Development (JLD) Program. The University Career Center assisted tremendously in my job search by making it an easy process. All I had to do was look up which job pertained to my interest and then submit my resume and/or cover letter to the employers. No less than a couple of days later I was given a call back. The services the career center provides are very valuable to college students because they help us perfect our..."
- Renia Bates, Middle Grades Education

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Robert Rhyne, Computer Science

Full-time Job Success

"I participated in the University Career Center's internship program [Experiential Learning Program], mock interviews, resume critiques, and Career Fairs. I was able to find out about Vanguard's internship program, which led to my full-time job. I may never have heard about this opportunity if it were not for the University Career Center. The UCC definitely assisted me in my current success. The UCC's services are valuable because they provide one consolidated source of..."
- Ryan Hefner, Computer Science

49ership Success

"Students who are interested in working in wireless field should seriously consider doing a co-op/internship during school. Getting a job in the wireless field can be very competitive and those serious about entering this field should do everything they can to learn the necessary skills and make some professional connections. An internship is the perfect opportunity to do both. Networking with professionals currently working in the wireless field can be crucial to getting hired in..."
- Sandeep Reddy Gagalapally, Master's in Electrical Engineering

49ership Success

"I’ve visited the University Career Center many times since my freshman year at UNC Charlotte to figure out what area I am most interested in and where I belong. They helped me to find an internship that allowed me to improve the skills I possess and learn the skills I should acquire. It was the best way of finding out what I like and what career areas I should pursue. Through my internship I was responsible for: --Securing new clients through daily cold calls --Quantifying my results by meeting..."
- Sara Ingram, Marketing

Washington Internship Success

"“My Washington internship experience has significantly improved the quality of my overall university education. To work in the esteemed halls of Congress and to see political celebrities was exhilarating. To come from Charlotte and to be placed in the heart of the nation’s legislative core was more fascinating and enlightening than any position I’ve ever held.”"
- Sarah Brew, English & Political Science

49ership Success

"Experience is the name of the game. The more experience one has, the better one’s chances are of getting offered a job. The question however is, how does a graduate right out of college get the experience needed to land that first job? One simple answer is through an Internship or Coop. I was lucky in the sense that I found an internship working for AREVA. Through my experience at AREVA, I’ve gained precious knowledge about today’s workforce, the Nuclear Industry, and Power Plants in general. I..."
- Taylor Smith, Mechanical Engineering

49ership Success

"General Dynamics offers a valid internship program that gives you real world projects. I was given the opportunity to support the various programs that are at the facility. It gave me a good picture of continuous improvement engineering. As an intern, the performance expectations were not different from that of a full-time engineer with the company. We were expected to perform high level project support. I can really attest that during my 3 months, I have gain tremendous experience that will..."
- Thanh Le, MS Engineering Management

Washington Internship Success

"This UNC Charlotte student completed an internship in Washington, DC and you can too! Explore Washington internship resources including a complete list of previous intern sites of UNC Charlotte students at http://www.career.uncc.edu/heading.cfm?heading_ID=85"
- Vaishali Pandey, Mathematics

49ership Success

"This was my first work experience off-campus, and it is has been very beneficial. I am learning a lot of new things and updating my skills. I never knew that Open Source was so widely used by industry and the depth of this resource. An internship is a must for any student. You develop a whole new perspective versus what is studied and how it is applied."
- Vishrut Konijeti, Computer Science

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