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.
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.
After deciding to apply for the Presidential Management Fellowship, a hiring program with the Federal Government, I asked Robin Marks for help with my resume. The insight she provided made an impact on how I approached my resume, and I believe it helped significantly in my selection as a PMF finalist. My experience with the University Career Center has been only positive, and I would strongly encourage any other student to seek the advice I did!
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.
Big Interview helped me to realize that you need to come prepared to interview and always have an answer for anything. It taught me how to be able to take any story and apply it to different scenarios. It also helped me to reach my goal of being able to answer random prompt questions on the spot via the Interview Roulette feature.