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

  • Utilize your network
  • Search for jobs
  • Interview with companies of interest



advertise your brand

You might not realize it, but you connect with people every day. Your job search begins with the people you know!

Networking Tips

attend career fairs

Every year, hundreds of employers attend career fairs at UNC Charlotte to recruit students for full- and part-time jobs, internships, and co-ops. Career Fairs are an oppurtunity to learn about companies, ask questions and network with recruiters.

Prepare for the Fair

apply for positions

As you approach the conclusion of the implementation phase of your career decision you will apply to positions of interest. Many organizations from the Charlotte area and from across the country post their open positions in Hire-A-Niner. You can directly apply to these positions from within the system, just make sure you have an approved resume! Interested in an international opportunity? Check out GoinGlobal to get insights on how to apply for positions in other countries and how to get started on your international career. 



apply to graduate school

Graduate education involves develping stronger relationships with faculty and becoming a contributing member of your chosen academic discipline. Students have various reasons for deciding to continue their education beyond the undergraduate degree. Some fields, such as higher education and research, require a graduate degree. In other cases students may wish to gain a deeper familiarity with their chosen field for reasons of academic curiosity or personal enrichment. 

Learn about Graduate School

interview with companies of interest

When going into an interview know what you want and what you have to offer.  This is the first opportunity the employer has to meet and speak with you so your first impression is critical.  Your goal is to show the employer that you can not only do the job but you will also be a valuable member to their team.  You’re not just choosing a career-you’re making a choice about your life.  Interviewing is a step to getting that perfect job or finding out where and how you will fit in with that organization.

Interviewing Tips