Carolina to Career
The Carolina to Career Program is designed to assist all computer science students at UNC Chapel Hill to identify, prepare for, and launch their careers in computer science. Follow the Four Year Career Success Plan and take advantage of all the services outlined below to go from student at Carolina, to computer science professional!
Jade Barricelli is the Computer Science Career Counselor. Jade is happy to see students needing any career-related assistance including questions about exploring careers, writing resumes or cover letters, job/internship search, networking, and more. To schedule an appointment with Jade in 121 Sitterson Hall or the second floor of Hanes Hall, call 919-590-6034 or email her directly at jbarrice (at) email.unc.edu. You can also receive assistance during University Career Services drop-in times: 1-4 p.m, Monday-Friday in Hanes Hall.
CS Career Connections is the Fall (Sept-Nov) and Spring (Jan-Apr) Computer Science recruiting program that gives students the opportunity to meet local and national employers to learn about their companies, technologies, and hiring needs. Dozens of employers visit Sitterson Hall each semester to host evening Info Sessions or Tech Talks (T-TH’s at 5:30pm), Daytime Table Chats in the Lobby (M-TH 10am-2pm) or Learn Over Lunches. In addition, employers visit UNC to take part in the Job and Internship Expo (Fall & Spring) and Tech Career Fair (Fall), the CS Symposium (Fall), and numerous other events. View the calendar of events to your right and don’t miss the chance to connect with your next employer right here on campus!
Career Bytes is a series of career development workshops held every semester in the Computer Science Department. Learn everything from how to prepare for a career fair to writing a resume to using LinkedIn! View the calendar to the right to see upcoming dates.
The CS Resume Lab is a small group, hands-on workshop designed to assist CS students in producing their best resume. Learn everything from resume basics like formatting to more advanced things like identifying relevant content and creating strong bullet points that highlight your skills. Labs are held the first few weeks of the semester prior to the career fair. To ensure students receive personalized attention, lab sizes will remain small. Because of this, an RSVP IS REQUIRED. Sign up for your lab date by using this link.
Schedule a practice technical interview with a coding interviewer from various companies throughout the semester! Practice coding interview questions on a whiteboard and get feedback and tips from professionals who have experience and knowledge about the technical interview process. View available coding interview practice schedules in Careerolina by clicking on “Search Jobs & Internships” tab, choose “All Jobs/Internships/OCI“, then click on “Advanced Search” next to the search bar. In the first field choose “All Interviews” and click “search“. To narrow the interviews down, use the search bar and type in “coding“. This should show you all of the mock interviews titled “Coding Interview Practice with Professionals.” Please note that in order to schedule your interview, you must have a resume submitted in Careerolina. If you have not submitted in the past, you can do so by logging in and clicking on the “Resumes & Cover Letters” tab located on the homepage.
Computer Science students are encouraged to take advantage of resources provided by University Career Services, including Careerolina, the University’s online job and internship database. Use the links and tool below to begin searching for CS internships and careers in Careerolina.
OTHER CS CAREER RESOURCES:
ComputerScience.org – Learn about top careers and skills in Computer Science
Dice.com – Explore jobs in tech
North Carolina Technology Association – Research local companies and network
CyberDegrees.org – Learn about career paths in cyber security
Master’s in Data Science – Learn about careers in data science