The staff members of the Career Center are committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. Prejudice and discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, age, physical and mental abilities, sexual/affectional orientation, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic class are counterproductive to the professional ethics to which we adhere. The staff members are challenged to reach out to traditionally under-served populations and become more thoroughly educated as well as to educate others about the career development issues of a pluralistic society.
The UNCP Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career services professionals. As members, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields.
The mission of the UNCP Career Center is to provide a comprehensive program of career development services for students and alumni. We achieve this mission by providing a variety of services and programs to ensure UNCP graduates develop the skills necessary to be successful in the job market. Both corporate and private donations will allow us to increase the number of programs and services we can provide.
How to Donate
To support the UNCP Career Center online, go to www.uncp.edu/give/, select “Student Affairs” as the Area to Apply Gift and type Career Center in the Department box below.
Examples of Career Center programs:
- Career Fairs
UNCP’s Career Fairs are open to all students and alumni. They are opportunities for students and alumni to find out about internships, part-time and full-time employment, and graduate school programs. Students who are not graduating are encouraged to attend in order to network and actively engage in career research by talking with graduate/professional schools, company, and organization representatives in attendance.
- Professional and Career Development Institute
The professional and Career Development Institute (PCDI) is a free, conference style, on-campus event for UNCP students and alumni. The event is held each spring and includes guest speakers, panels and career-skills workshops.
- Connect with Braves Networking Nights
Networking events connect students and alumni with professionals in a variety of fields. Attendees build professional relationships and learn about communication in a work setting and career development.
- Career Quest Learning Community
The Career Quest Learning Community was developed to provide first-year students at UNC Pembroke with opportunities to explore career and major options in an environment focused on professional and personal growth. The purpose of Career Quest is to guide each student in the community though the process of beginning to develop an individualized, long-term career plan to ensure his/her future career success. Members take UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1050 together.
- Business Etiquette Dinner
Each spring semester, we hold a formal etiquette dinner led by a National Certified Business Etiquette Consultant. This very popular event and unique experience provides students with the dining etiquette knowledge required to be confident and successful during business meals and professional encounters.
Arrowhead Scholarship Recipient
"As a college freshman, I had procrastinated to apply for a scholarship. I resorted to The Career Center for some guidance of the requirements of the scholarship. It was surprising how fast and easy it was to contact them. I had the answer to my question through a quick search that was facilitated by them. I sent my resume and cover letter to The Career Center expecting only a grammar check. However, attached to my resume and cover letter were numerous comments and tips that had never crossed my mind when writing a resume or cover letter. They had not only improved my grammar, but my organization, my transition in ideas, and the presentation of my documents.
Through the exchange of a couple emails, my resume and cover letter went from an inexperienced freshman resume to a professional resume. They provided me with examples and websites that will later on be resourceful in creating any other resumes or cover letters. In the end, I got the scholarship and all thanks to the help of The Career Center! I recommend to everybody to take advantage of this fantastic resource we have on campus!"
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The Part-Time Employment Fair is a yearly event that takes place at the beginning of the fall semester. It is a great way for students to not only earn additional income but, above all, develop and hone skills that will be crucial in their professional and career development journey.
For employers, the Part-Time Employment Fair is the perfect venue to advertise part-time vacancies to a broad and diverse student audience, increase the visibility of their department or brand on campus, and recruit UNCP student talent.
If you are a UNCP department or off-campus employer interested in attending the UNCP Fall 2015 Part-Time Employment Fair, please contact us at 910.521.6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Attendees and PT Job Vacancies:
- Academic Resource Mentors (Non Work-Study)
- Supplemental Instruction Leaders (Non Work-Study)
- Academic Tutors (Non Work-Study)
- Hawk Alert Specialist (Non Work-Study)
- Office Assistant (Work-Study)
- Assistive Technology Assistant (Hawk Assistant)
- Office Assistant (Hawk Assistant)
- Orientation Leaders (25 Non Work-Study)
- Collections Call Center
- Undergraduate Research Scholar (1 or 2 Non Work-Study)
- Work-Study (5)
- Graphic Design/Marketing Assistant (Hawk Assistant)
- Administrative Office Assistants (4 Work-Study OR 1 Graduate Assistant OR 2 Hawk Assistants)
- Day Time Team Member
- Night Time Team Member
- Shift Supervisor
- Office Assistant (2 Work-Study)
- Graduate Assistant (1)
- BraveTech (3 Non Work-Study)
- Data Processor (Hawk Assistant or Work-Study)
- Hawk Call Center Coordinator (Graduate Assistant)
- Hawk Call (1 Hawk Assistant or 4 Work-Study)
- Alumni Relations Student Coordinator (Hawk Assistant or Work-Study)
- Diversity and Inclusion Student Assistant (2 Work-Study)
- Social Media and Marketing Associate (Internship/Non Work-Study)
- Marketing / Graphic Design (Hawk Assistant)
- Student Leader (Hawk Assistant)
- Sustainability Intern (Non Work Study)
- Web Editor (Non Work-Study)
- Circulation Manager (Non Work-Study)
- Advertising Designer (Non Work-Study)
- Assistant Photo Editor (Non Work-Study)
- Student Telecounselor (Non Work-Study)
- Photography Assistant
- Solutions Specialist
Tickets available in Spring 2015!
If you have ever wondered which fork you should use at a meal, or if you find yourself questioning whether or not a certain topic is appropriate for dinner conversation, then this event is for you! At the Business Etiquette Dinner, you will learn the answers to these questions, and many more, from an Internationally-Certified Business Etiquette Consultant over a full course meal.
Students may purchase tickets for the Etiquette Dinner and faculty/staff may place their names on a waiting list for the event. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available in The Career Center, Suite 210 of the University Center.
For more information on the Business Etiquette Dinner, contact the Career Center at (910) 521-6270 or stop by University Center, Suite 210.
Professional & Career Development Institute (PCDI) is a series of career-related workshops open to all UNCP Students and Alumni.