Career & Professional Development provides professional guidance and resources to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Programs and services are designed to educate, counsel, and engage students and alumni in career planning and decision making, experiential learning, continuing education, and employment search activities.
Whether it’s securing your first internship, first job, or a new promotion, the first step in your career journey is evaluating and assessing your current interests, values, and skills so you know where you are now and what you need to arrive at your ultimate destination. We have resources to help you define your interests, skills, and values as you begin your career journey.
You don’t have to wait until after you graduate to gain experience that makes your resume stand out. We actively work with employers to develop opportunities for students to gain work experience. Our career coaches can help you research, prepare for, and successfully compete for internship opportunities found through both on-campus and off-campus channels.
To become an effective interviewer, it is critical that you practice, and we’re here to support you. We provide an interviewing guide as well as opportunities for mock interviews with a career coach and Big Interview, an online video-based interviewing tool with hundreds of questions that can be customized to the role you pursue.
Gain real-world experience on- or off-campus, including the Federal Work-Study Program. UNC Greensboro offers a variety of opportunities for on-campus employment, ranging from office assistant, event production, and graphic design to building management, labs, and grounds-keeping.
One of the most effective ways to expand your professional network is to attend Career & Professional Development events hosted year-round. From career fairs to UNCG’s signature event, the Annual Etiquette Dinner, there are numerous opportunities to learn and apply new job search skills and even meet with potential employers.
If graduate school is in your future, our team can help you prepare now, including developing your curriculum vitae, reviewing your graduate school application essay, and providing a mock school interview.
Does your career path take an entrepreneurial route to launch your own business? You’re not alone. Many UNCG students leverage a number of campus resources to get the start they need to become their own boss. The Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program (ECDP), the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, and the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship are just some of the many resources on and off-campus to help develop and grow your business.
Our Career Roadmap acts as your guide in identifying your professional goals and developing the skills to get you where you want to go.