Career and Professional Development

Success by Spring

In 2017-18, 51% of undergraduate and 69% of graduate students seeking employment had a job upon graduation. We want that number to be 100%!

#SuccessbySpring is a Bryan School initiative to prepare all students for career success. Use these steps to ensure that you’re prepared to find a job or internship this summer!


Download Our Steps for Success!

MBA students interning at Volvo

Steps for Success

Participate in Bryan Gold

Using the Suitable app, you’ll track your professional development and create an e-portfolio of skills that you can share with employers. (You can also link to it through your LinkedIn page.)

Learn more about the program here.

Get Dressed for Success at Suit Up

This annual event is held exclusively for students in the Bryan School. While the 2019 event is over, you can still watch the video below for tips on dressing for success!

Watch alumna Glynis Bell ’06 share tips on creating the perfect interview look. 

Attend Company Spotlights

Each semester companies visit the Bryan School to recruit talent for open positions. Learn about these opportunities and build your professional network. The contacts you make at Company Spotlights can lead to jobs and internships! View this semester’s schedule here.

Learn how attending one Company Spotlight could be better than sending out 100 resumes. 

Utilize Career Services

Explore online resources for every stage of the career process.

If you’re an undergraduate, visit the Career Services Center (CSC) in the EUC early and often. You should also visit their webpage regularly for important events and helpful opportunities. The CSC can help you explore career options, create your resume and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and more.

If you’re a graduate student, Megan Parker is your dedicated professional development specialist. Contact her at 336.256.0390 or with all your career questions!

Read her blog: Utilizing Career Services from Day One

Complete at least one internship

When deciding between two equally-qualified candidates, employers mark “has completed an internship with my organization” and “has internship experience in my industry” as the two attributes they most value.

An internship provides you with practical, professional experience and allows you to try out an organization to see if it’s the right fit for your future. Increase your odds of finding your ideal job by completing multiple internships as a student. Explore internship opportunities on Handshake.

Read tips on interning with intentionality. 

Grow your network

For any job posted, there are typically dozens if not hundreds of applicants. The smartest way to search for a job is to grow your network. Your connections can help you learn about opportunities and share details about corporate culture that can help you make the right decisions for your future.

Become a LinkedIn Expert

End the Networking Nightmares

Learn to Grow your Network

Attend the Spring Career Fair

UNCG Career Service Center’s Spring Career Fair on February 20 for the opportunity to connect with over 80 employers and graduate programs! Details here.

Working the Room at a Career Fair


Bonus Tips

How to Negotiate Salary

Coming April 15: Finding a Graduate Program

Coming April 23: Overview of the Job Search Process


Are you using Handshake?

Handshake is a source for job and internship postings and events. Connect with employers seeking UNCG students!


Success in Action

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Upcoming Professional Development Events

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Interested in expanding your education, network, and career opportunities? The Bryan School offers six master’s degree program that may be a great fit for you! With course waivers in some programs, you could finish your degree in as little as one year! We also offer GMAT waivers, graduate assistantships, and more. Explore our programs.