I was applying for one of the most competitive business internships at UNCC and was so nervous. Being accepted to the Applied Technology Program was a huge goal of mine and would not have been able to achieve this goal without the career center. By doing a mock interview with the career center I was able to get my jitters and nerves out and get amazing feedback to improve my interview skills. I felt so confident during my interview in Bank of America and was offered a position in the internship program and I have the career center to thank for that.
Gabby De La Cruz
As a freshman, I went on a company trek to the Carolinas Healthcare System University Hospital just down the road on North Tryon and met professionals from various units, such as maternity, cardiology, emergency and volunteer services. I spoke with the volunteer coordinator and got her contact information as well as information regarding the application process. The fall of my sophomore year, I volunteered at the telemetry unit a few days a week. Since work and volunteer experience are considered for admission into the nursing program here at UNC Charlotte, I included those volunteer hours in my application. As a current nursing student, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to develop relationships with the nurses, nurse aides, and staff at CHS University and be exposed to a healthcare environment as I aspire to work in that type of setting in the future.
My experience with the UCC has been phenomenal! Beginning from the career advising sessions, the resume critique to the mock interviews, every program is specifically tailored to help me become a marketable, well-rounded professional. One program that was essential to developing professionalism and my brand was the Professional Clothes Closet program. The program helped me to discover and develop my brand, learn how to professionally sell my skills, and taught me how to dress for success. During the program, I was also able to receive professional clothing, which propelled my success for my upcoming interviews. I have recently accepted a job as a sales manager at Autozone Inc. and I am excited to continue developing my brand within the workplace.
Major: Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
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, but the services provided can really be the difference in getting that co-op or internship we all long for.
Major: Political Science
I signed up through Hire-A-Niner with Enterprise. My mock interview went great. I received great feedback from Ms. Chelsey on how I can improve marketing myself and she also gave me the option of a possible job with the company.