Career Success Story: Explore, Experience, Decide, Brand, Implement

The University Career Offers a wide range of resources for students, alumni, and campus partners through our career model, the Career Success Story. This model describes the building blocks required of a “career savvy” candidate. The following five categories provide the foundation for career programs, services, and resources to ensure that all UNC Charlotte students are provided with the tools required for career success.



Explore: Gain an understanding of your uniqueness by learning about your values, interests, personality and skills. Explore potential major and career options. Gather specific information about occupations and industries.

career assessments | career advising | company treks | wcidwami | career exploration



Experience: Develop vital skills, knowledge, and experience valued by employers through activities and experiential education on and off campus.

internships | work authorization | co-ops | university professional internship program



Decide: Evaluate your options and utilize effective decision making skills to pinpoint potential career fits.

networking | career advising | job shadowing



Brand: Create a consistent and professional image that effectively articulates your value.

social media | mock interviews | resumes | cover letters | elevator pitch



Implement: Develop a strong action plan and implement strategies to secure opportunities for employment or continued education.

hire-a-niner | career fairs | graduate school | interviews | info sessions