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Learn more about CareerWell non-course activities, internships, and job openings

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Multidisciplinary courses

Skill development in professional communication, leadership, financial accounting, etc.

CareerWell is a new program intended to help Carolina graduate students and alumni develop strategic skills that will future-proof their careers in the current and post-pandemic labor market.

The Graduate School Professional Development Program provides a full range of training opportunities and resources to graduate students. Through our programming, we prepare students for career success as innovative future leaders. It is our mission to ensure students have the skills they need to succeed professionally as well as academically.

Our program provides the key skills that all graduate students need before completing their degree with foundational skills in: communication, academic development (scholarship, teaching & mentorship), leadership & professionalism, and career development. Our workshops are designed to be interactive and hands-on and not information transmission, thus we do not record or provide webinars of the sessions unless otherwise stated.

For UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students:

  • Please submit a registration survey to be considered for CareerWell projects and activities as well as job and internship openings with our partners.

For UNC-Chapel Hill alumni and/or working professionals:

  • If you are interested in CareerWell courses and events, please submit a survey. We will use the information you provide in the survey to contact you with information about CareerWell opportunities.

From our students

Headshot of a man in military regalia“I enrolled in Team Collaboration this spring because I wanted to be a part of a small, cohesive group of students from all backgrounds and disciplines that would help me build upon and strengthen my team collaboration skills. Although a lawyer enrolled in the MPA program at UNC, getting the chance to learn about the bioscience sector has been a fantastic opportunity thus far, not found in any other class.”

– Thomas Persico, JD, Judge Advocate, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Master of Public Administration program in UNC School of Government.

Woman with brown hair wearing a black shirt and leaning against a tree“I have held an interest in the start-up space since I began my graduate career, which was further enforced by my participation in the VentureCatalyst Fellowship through Innovate Carolina. When I learned of the Team Collaboration course this spring and the team internship working in the regulatory sector for emerging biotechnology, it was a perfect fit for me to pursue this interest while simultaneously learning about regulatory affairs. I ultimately enrolled because I wanted the opportunity to work on a real-world business project, build my network and connections, apply my leadership skills in an interdisciplinary team, and develop my project management skills.”

– Michaela Copp, Biomedical Engineering PhD Student (’23)