Great Careers Begin in Bear Country
Begin by connecting to the UNC Bear Network
The UNC Bear Network gives you access to thousands of UNC alumni career connections. The UNC Alumni Association can help you put that network to work. Whether you connect to gain insight and seek a job, or because you can offer an introduction or hiring opportunity, the Bear Network remains an excellent way to continue building the value of your UNC education.
Upcoming Alumni Career Events
Access alumni experts during an upcoming alumni career panel or networking event.
Spring Semester Alumni Career Panels
Career panels are hosted on Zoom and feature alumni from diverse backgrounds and organized around shared industries or professional interests.
Spring On-Campus Job Fairs
Alumni are invited back to attend the fall Job, Internship and Graduate School Fair or the K-12 Educator Day fair, both hosted through the Center for Career Readiness.
Additional Bear Network Opportunities
Schedule an alumni career conversation for assistance in advancing or transitioning your career.
Learn more about becoming a volunteer alumni career mentor or recruiting fellow Bears to join your company or organization.
Share your career update or success story for UNC to include in an upcoming publication or on @UNCBearsAlumni social media.
From the Bear Network
Follow these and other #career posts from around the Bear Network.
4 Essential Social Media Lessons for Near and Recent Graduates
The use of social media can make or break a near or recent graduate's personal brand, job search or career advancement. Yikes! But don't worry, UNC's marketing chair and social media professor Denny McCorkle shares his top tips for students and alumni navigating the digitally connected world of work. [READ FULL POST]
Nine Tips for Event Networking
Networking can seem like a daunting experience, especially when you don’t feel you have the tools necessary to be successful, or you haven’t experienced the true value of networking first-hand. A big part of successful networking is the time you put into preparing for an event, your attitude and demeanor at an event, and your follow-up afterward. Plan-ahead and put your network to work with these nine easy tips. [READ FULL POST]
You Created a LinkedIn Profile, Now What?
I recently spoke with a few undergraduate classes on campus, a mix of upperclassmen and a few second years. Here's what I learned. LinkedIn is an underutilized resource among college students. Period. [READ FULL POST]