Giving thanks...  Thank you to everyone who has participated in the many our events and opportunities this semester so far. As the semester begins to wrap up, please remember that I am at Gillings each Monday and Thursday. I can assist with any of your career development needs from decision-making to resume reviews to offer negotiation.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment by calling UCS at 919-962-6507.  I am also available to present specialized workshops for your student organization.  I look forward to seeing you soon!  --Amy Blackburn

Upcoming Events

Seminar: Personal and Professional Values Clarification (Gillings students only)
Friday, November 4, 2016, 1 PM to 2:30 PM, McGavran-Greenberg 2308
This is an interactive workshop designed to help you identify and clarify the core values and principles that often underlie your choices.  In addition, you will gain insight into the following questions: What kind of working conditions will be rewarding for me?  What level of responsibility can I handle?  What salary level is important for me to attain? How do values relate to my goals and future choices?  Plus, learn how to evaluate a job offer utilizing values parameters, and gain insight into an online resource that correlates work values to job titles. Register here:

The Richard Bland Professional Pathways Information and Poster Session

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 2 PM to 4 PM, the Graduate Student Center
University Career Services, in collaboration with The Graduate School, will provide an information session/workshop for interested applicants for the Richard Bland Professional Pathways fellowship to help them identify possible career internship opportunities, develop experiential learning objectives, prepare appropriate materials, and learn about networking strategies to assist with developing project ideas and mentoring relationships. Former students will present posters about their experiences.

Global Grads: Communicating with Future Employers
Friday, November 11, 2016, 2 PM to 3 PM, the Graduate Student Center
The Global Grad series focuses on support for international graduate students.  This session is a follow up to the Interviewing Skills workshop, where participants will learn how to present yourself to employers, how to follow up after connecting and questions to ask to continue the conversation

NC Master’s & PhD Career Fair

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12 PM to 4 PM, the Friday Center
Graduate and professional students and post docs in humanities/social sciences and STEM fields are cordially invited to attend this event at the Friday Center put on by 6 NC institutions (Duke, NC State, UNC CH, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, and Wake Forest). Learn about the organizations that are attending and register.


Visit Gillings
Career Services Online

see departmental career resources and the  Careerolina Public Health Widget for job search support in all public health disciplines

Cardno ChemRisk Recruiting Information Session & Interviews
Friday, November 18, 2016, 9 AM to 10 AM
Michael Hooker Research Center 0003/0004
Cardno ChemRisk is seeking full-time applicants with undergraduate and graduate degrees and training in Environmental Sciences, Public Health, and Toxicology. We are seeking interns with undergraduate and graduate degrees and training in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, and Toxicology. Register here:

NORC Breakfast Information Session
Friday, November 18, 2016, 9 AM to 11 AM
Rosenau 228
NORC is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations in the United States pursuing high quality research that serves the public interest. NORC’s core competencies include strategy and planning; survey design and methodology; data collection and management; analysis and data sciences; impact and performance evaluation; and dissemination and strategic communications. Our research focuses on Health and Well-Being; Economic, Markets and the Workforce; Education; International Development; and Public Affairs and Society. Learn more at


Also see University Career Services ( for additional workshops and events open to all students.