I am an undergraduate student at UNC Charlotte studying English. In addition to meeting with my Career Advisor about my major, I went to a Career Meet Up where I learned about career options for English majors, which gave me greater understanding of the possibilities. I also attended the Inclusivity Mixer and met with a representative from Web.com, who offered me a job. I really enjoyed meeting with my Career Advisor because he helped me prioritize action steps to help me reach my career goals.
Major: Business Management and Finance
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.
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.
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.
Major: Management Information Systems
My experience working at Lowe’s this summer was tremendous. I learned so much about corporate America, how Lowe’s is structured and even a little about myself. During my time at Lowe’s I worked in the E-commerce department. Specifically, I worked on the testing team. I loved the culture that I experienced while working there. It was very professional but at the same time welcoming. Corporate America is very demanding and Lowe’s does a great job of making it feel like home. I was fortunate enough to be part of a great team that worked well together. I learned a lot about how Lowe’s goes to market using their website. I was taught all the systems they use on a daily basis. Finally, I got a new perspective about myself, and focused what I want to do when I graduate. I learned about what I would ultimately like to do in the future, and my summer at Lowe's was a primary driver of that future.