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Sunday September 25th

Careers


Career fairs bring potential employers

Students looking for jobs will be greeted by dozens of potential employers as part of the University’s career fair agenda this week. The Diversity Career Fair will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Great Hall, and the Fall Career Expo will occur on Thursday in the Rams Head Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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More students paying to snag internships

The recession has led to an increase in unpaid internships and also a new trend of college students paying for internships. Earning one in D.C. is becoming increasingly difficult, causing more and more students to pay thousands of dollars to seek the help of internship agencies.

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Unpaid internships do more harm than good

I’ve had a bone to pick with businesses that offer unpaid and not-for-credit internships for some time now. So you can imagine my dismay upon reading a recent New York Times article preaching the value of such positions and how companies pressed for cash are increasingly relying on interns to do work for free.

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The truth about jobs

With seniors worrying about the slumping national economy and a double-digit N.C. unemployment rate, this year’s Fall Career Expo is providing another cause for concern.

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Use social networking sites to polish your online profile

Social networking Web sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are becoming increasingly useful not only in staying connected with friends, but also in promoting job skills and exploring career options.Gary Allan Miller, University Career Services assistant director, said students should figure out which medium works best for them and establish an online presence, which could help them in securing a job in the future.Miller said about 80 percent of hiring managers are using social mediums to screen job applicants.

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Roadtrip United States

PBS program highlights people who follow their dreams

PBS’s “Roadtrip Nation” will make a pit stop at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, Oct. 16.The show, beginning its sixth season, is including UNC-CH  on its fall tour along with other East Coast universities. The premise of the series is to inspire college-age students to pursue their passions and talents.“As a generation, we need to need to get back to focusing on individuality. Self-construction rather than mass production,” the show’s online manifesto proclaims. Central also is the notion of weeding out what they refer to as “the noise.”

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	Jeff Sackaroff

Choosing your career is a process

Pop quiz:  What are the most important skills that employers look for when recruiting new hires for jobs and internships? Organizational? Problem-solving?  Teamwork? All good guesses, but research shows that the most crucial quality employers look for in new hires is actually communication skills.

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Show work today, have samples tomorrow

Taking your work from the studio or the stage to the rest of the world can be daunting. But by making moves now, students will have a leg-up after graduation.Laura Ritchie, a senior studio art major with an emphasis in art history, was having just such a thought last year.“It got to be my junior year and I realized I wasn’t really involved in the arts at all,” she said.So she went to the Ackland Art Museum and the Carrboro ArtsCenter and asked if they needed volunteers.

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