CAREERS


Activists push for law school transparency

University of Virginia School of Law applicants are likely attracted by the school’s ranking — eighth, according to U.S. News and World Report. It also has the highest employment rate in the nation, 95.6 percent, within nine months of graduation.


State GDP growth bodes well for hiring

North Carolina has continued to climb out of the recession in the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce — a hopeful sign for students that the job market is becoming increasingly viable.


Career Services to host two internship and job fairs

Students have a chance this week to get a head-start on their job hunt. University Career Services is hosting its biggest events of the year — the Diversity Job and Internship Fair and the Fall Job and Internship Expo — Friday and Saturday, respectively.

UCS hosts Myers-Briggs personality test workshop

In an effort to help students determine career goals, University Career Services held a workshop Thursday explaining the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The test uses a questionnaire that pinpoints four psychological preferences to measure how people perceive the world and make decisions.


Career Services to hold internship fair

As May, graduation and summer loom closer, one thought is prevalent on students’ minds. Internships. But students aren’t the only ones thinking about internships. Local companies take advantage of the talent available at UNC by offering dozens of paid and unpaid jobs year round


The ?surreal life of the D.C. intern

There’s a whole page in the nightlife section of the Fodor’s guide for D.C. about interns, and how to recognize them by the eager expressions, intern badges – and hangovers. It sounds cynical, but the truth is worse. Securing an internship in D.C. requires stellar references, resumes, writing samples, interviews and more, all for a chance to work in the American capital.


	Sharon Jones, an employee for University Career Services, talks to students about teaching options for non-education majors on Monday.

Paths to teaching careers vary

The call to become a teacher can be strong but not without hesitance. With concerns about salaries and staff cutbacks, professors in the School of Education said many students, though interested in teaching, opt against enrolling in the school. And that isn’t necessarily a bad idea, they said.


	Arthur McCaul and Allen Clark talk with Christian Corts of BB&T at a career exposition held last Spring. University Career Services will host “How to Find an Internship,” a similar event, on Sept. 20 in Hanes Hall.

UCS hosts internship event

University Career Services will host a “How to Find an Internship” workshop on Sept. 20 to help students familiarize themselves with the process. Students will be given tips for navigating the Career Services website, which will help them find job opportunities. The workshop will focus on teaching students about the tools available to them through University Career Services, such as getting their resumes ready and contacting employers, said Tim Stiles, associate director of Career Services.


	Zhe Wang (left) and Yadong Goo, both sophomores from China, review each other’s resumes while waiting for a University Career Services counselor to call them into their meeting during the Resume Marathon.

Professional resume tips shared at UCS workshop

Having a professional resume is essential for those pursuing both jobs and internships. Career Services officials added that they stress the importance of starting early for students hoping to land a job or internship.