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!
Stephanie Johnson serves as the Career Development Coordinator for the Department of Computer Science. She meets with both undergraduate and graduate students for assistance with anything career-related, ranging from creating resumes and cover letters to preparing for technical interviews, and more. Additionally, she will be responsible for the creation and implementation of certain programs, such as an Alumni Mentoring Program that is set to launch in the Fall of 2019. To schedule an appointment with Stephanie in Sitterson Hall (SN121), log into your Handshake account.
Catherine Allen is the University Career Services (UCS) liaison to Computer Science. Catherine meets with students for 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 Catherine inSitterson Hall (SN 149) or Hanes Hall (2nd Floor), use your Handshake account. Just want to drop-in? Visit UCS in Hanes Hall, M-F from 1-4 p.m.
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. Stay tuned for more information on this opportunity in the coming semester.
Searching for a job or internship? Handshake houses thousands of job and internship opportunities searchable by location and industry. Every student has a Handshake account, simply log-in with your ONYEN.
Looking for more career resources?
More Computer Science 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