Maybe it’s the unique combination of knowledge, skills, values, and confidence that a Carolina education ensures. Perhaps it’s because of the endless research and internship opportunities, service projects, and study abroad programs that keep our students connected to the real world at every stage of their education. Or maybe it is simply the wealth of career services, technologies, tools, and connections offered at our newly renovated, state—of—the—art Wendy P. & Dean E. Painter, Jr. Career Center—a resource used by 91 percent of our undergraduate students. Whatever it is, you’ll find that the intellectual and professional possibilities available to you as a Carolina graduate are limited only by your imagination.
Consider these facts:
- With more than 500 companies interviewing more than 5,000 students every year on campus alone, many Carolina students find exciting opportunities to launch careers in their chosen fields even before they graduate.
- Carolina has an exceptional record of not only preparing its graduates for success in some of the world’s best graduate and professional programs, but also of preparing them to earn some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships and awards, including 43 Rhodes Scholars. In fact, for the past five years, Carolina has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other state—supported university, and the seventh most of any college or university, public or private. And with a total of 30 Luce Scholars, in 2009 Carolina passed Harvard as having the greatest number since the program began in 1974.
- With a long legacy of public service, and ongoing programs that touch the lives of thousands of people every year, it’s not surprising that Carolina is a national leader among universities in the number of graduates recruited by such organizations as Teach for America and the Peace Corps.
- The nearly 250,000 Carolina graduates who work, live, learn, and lead in communities across the nation and around the globe, include Olympic Gold medalists, Pulitzer Prize winners, leaders in every field and in every walk of life, and even a U.S. president.
"My career adviser, Jeff Sackaroff, is amazing. I met with him once during my freshman year to revamp my resume and now, as a senior, I'm continuing to work with him to get it ready to submit to future employers."
Read more about how Tar Heel blogger and senior Katie Littlefield is preparing for entry into the real world.
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