Career ManagementCritical ThinkingInformation Technology

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

Your Goals

  • Get a variety of experiences
  • Explore 2-3 ways to get involved on campus
  • Obtain a leadership role

Your Action Steps

Get Internships

University Professional Internship Program (UPIP) - UPIP is an on-campus program that provides internships in professional roles to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree and are in good standing with the university. This program is a great way to learn more about potential career paths while adding value to various departments across campus.

UPIP

Off-Campus Internships - off-campus internships provide students an opportunity gain experience in various fields and industries of interest. There are many opportunities posted in Hire-A-Niner that are both paid and non-paid, as well as some that allow for academic credit.  Internships tend to be 10-12 weeks in length. Login to Hire-A-Niner to search for internship opportunities.

Launch Hire a Niner

Apply for international internships in GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal LogoGoinGlobal career and employment resources provide worldwide job and internship postings including 80,000+ pages of career guides. The University Career Center is proud to offer the GoinGlobal resource to our community in partnership with the Office of International Programs.

Terms of Use

The University Career Center contracts with GoinGlobal to make its career and employment services available to UNC Charlotte students. However, we cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any programs, information, or advice found on the GoinGlobal website. Further, any employment or internship arrangements made by the student using GoinGlobal resources are entirely the responsibility of the student, the employer/organization, and GoinGlobal.

Any UNC Charlotte students doing an international internship need to work with the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) to procure the appropriate insurance and pre-departure documentation. Please contact OEA at 704-687-7747 or edabroad@uncc.edu for more information.

By using the links below to access the UNC Charlotte GoinGlobal portal, you indicate your agreement to these terms of use.

GoinGlobal Country Guides

USA Guides

Have a leadership role in a student organization

UNC Charlotte has more than 350 student organizations to choose from, offering something for everyone. There are many benefits to joining a student organization: making new friends, developing new skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, sharing your time and talents, as well as having fun.

Join Student Orgs 

Obtain work experience (part-time or full-time)

Students are expected to use their university experience to gain new skills and knowledge that can be leveraged towards career paths or additional educational pursuits after graduation. Employers seek candidates that can demonstrate key traits important to their industry and profession. Gaining experience on and off campus allows students to obtain vital transferable skills and experience. Through employment opportunities, campus involvement, research endeavors, and civic engagement, you will obtain a wealth of transferable skills that employers crave (leadership skills, management skills, organizational skills, teamwork, facilitation, budgeting, programming and more!). When you graduate, you can sell these transferable skills and experiences to employers!

Part-Time Jobs - The Job Location and Development Program can help you finance your tuition, earn living expenses, or simply gain some extra spending money through part-time work off campus.

Full-Time Jobs - Search Hire-A-Niner for a wide range full-time career-related positions from thousands of employers and hundreds of industries across the Charlotte area and beyond.

Hire a Niner

Partner with faculty for research/projects

All universities have research opportunities for students interested in an in-depth look at particular topics in their field. Many of these opportunities could lead towards more formal internships or career paths in various settings. Great resume builders for those seeking to continue their educational pursuits.

Speak with your faculty members learn more about how you can partner with them to participate in research projects.

UNCC Research 

Study abroad

Study abroad is an amazing educational opportunity which can expand your horizons, deepen your education, develop your cultural skills, push your own boundaries, all while having the adventure of a lifetime.

Study Abroad 

Volunteer in your Community

 

Realize your potential to impact the environment and community through the power of social action, responsible citizenship, and volunteerism.

Government, education, and nonprofit organizations interact with UNC Charlotte to provide students with opportunities to give back to their community in a variety of ways. Use this experience to learn about industries, topics of interest, and career directions. These opportunities also provide new skills, experiences, and knowledge that could be leveraged towards full-time work and graduate programs.

Volunteer Now