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Career Bits

Career Bits

By UNC Charlotte Career Center
A weekly briefing on resources, hiring trends, and career center activities from the UNC Charlotte University Career Center.
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Episode 51 - May Your Summer Be Amazing
Strategies for having a productive and recharging summer.
11:20
May 4, 2021
Episode 50 - Golden Nuggets
How you can use class and extracurricular projects for your career.
15:11
April 27, 2021
Episode 49 - Starting Your Own Business
Three entrepreneurs share the ins and outs of starting your own business.  Video: https://youtu.be/kzobT0hWAmE
31:01
April 20, 2021
Episode 48 - Chelsea Glover, Alumna, Attorney and Voting Rights Advocate
Jay interviews Chelsea Glover, Alumna, Attorney and Voting Rights Advocate about her time at UNCC, her advice to current students, and her work to protect voting rights.  Video: https://youtu.be/VsqBEqt_hkI
22:23
April 13, 2021
Episode 47 - Using an Explorer Mindset for Success
Jay talks with Matida Sanneh, UNCC student, Ahron Pittman, CEO of PSS, about using an explorer mindset in your career development.
22:56
April 6, 2021
Episode 46 - How Student Leaders Give Back at UNCC
Spotlighting the work of two Peer Guides in the Belk College of Business.
11:39
March 30, 2021
Episode 45 - Cooperative Education
Patrick talks with Jim Novak about Cooperative Education, how it differs from an internship, and how students can take advantage of these opportunities. UNCC Co-Op Program: https://career.uncc.edu/experience/co-op Video: https://youtu.be/tYYWiDxKKnU
08:22
March 23, 2021
Episode 44 - How Education Abroad Can Provide Unique Experiences
Patrick talks with Beth Lorenz and Brad Sekulich from Education Abroad at UNC Charlotte. Education Abroad: https://edabroad.uncc.edu Video: https://youtu.be/G2Oi418uI9o
10:40
March 16, 2021
Episode 43 - Gaining Experience Through Service Learning
Patrick talks with Dr. Tamara Johnson about Service Learning opportunities at UNC Charlotte. Video: https://youtu.be/XxzDV2oXN_w
14:45
March 9, 2021
Episode 42 - Experiential Education Spotlight on Undergraduate Research
Patrick talks with Dr. Erin Banks from the Office of Undergraduate Research about ways students can build experience through their opportunities.  https://ours.uncc.edu   Email: undergradresearch@uncc.edu Video: https://youtu.be/VhXjt2NEIps
11:45
March 2, 2021
Episode 41 - The Future of Work
Patrick and Jay discuss changes coming to the nature of work, the workplace, and the worker in the near future. Video: https://youtu.be/51O-FK4hEF0
14:45
February 23, 2021
Episode 40 - Finding Your Purpose and Career Path
The value of getting and staying engaged with your choices and path.   Video: https://youtu.be/VhXjt2NEIps
14:39
February 16, 2021
Episode 39 - Will Higher Education Survive?
Join us for a discussion about how higher education is evolving with regards to career education. Video: https://youtu.be/H9ho-I8VVc4
19:14
February 9, 2021
Episode 38 - Getting Ready for Career Fair Season
Brooke Brown joins us to discuss the best ways you can rock the career fairs.  careerfairs.uncc.edu
13:12
February 2, 2021
Episode 37 - Using Your Side Hustle for Career Readiness
Patrick, Jessie, Matthew, and Jay discuss how you can turn those quick projects  or gig-jobs into opportunities for competency development and social capital growth.   Parker Dewey - https://info.parkerdewey.com/uncc Small Business Internships and Gig-ternships - Hire-A-Niner Alumni connect with us - jskipwor@uncc.edu   Technology, Data, & Analytics Career Community Week: January 25-29 https://career.uncc.edu/tda-community-week
13:28
January 26, 2021
Episode 36 - Allyship and Disability Inclusion
We discuss inclusive hiring and tips for job seekers and employers with Disability:IN North Carolina and a UCC Career Coach.
19:42
January 19, 2021
Episode 35 - Have Fun During Winter Break
Patrick, Jessie, and Jay from the University Career Center talk about some good ways to give yourself a restful winter break. Video Version: https://youtu.be/L_HwHMFJGQY
13:30
December 8, 2020
Episode 34 - Staying Engaged During Winter Break
Jessie, Patrick, and Jay are here to provide tips and strategies to stay on track with your career and professional development during the break.  Video: https://youtu.be/QvyZSZZWzBQ
12:04
December 1, 2020
Episode 33 - Center for Graduate Life Spotlight
Jill Huerta is our guest to talk about the work of the Center for Graduate Life and the Accelerate to Industry (A2i) program. Video: https://youtu.be/U5RUdhIwvgs Podcast: anchor.fm/careerbits
20:01
November 17, 2020
Episode 32 - How to Leverage Your Alumni Connections Now
Jessie interviews Sallie Sistare and Anna Salas on new programs and solid strategies for connecting with UNCC alums.
34:55
November 10, 2020
Episode 31 - Student Interns Spotlight
Three UNC Charlotte students detail how they found and excelled in their virtual internships.
32:39
November 3, 2020
Episode 30 - Inclusivity Week at UNCC
A.J. Simmons details the events associated with Inclusivity Week (Oct. 26-30) and the diversity, equity & inclusion focus of the University Career Center and Employer Partners. Details of the events are here: career.uncc.edu/events Video version: https://youtu.be/FHKkGMK1Szs
13:23
October 26, 2020
Episode 29 - Positive Psychology in the Search Process
Patrick, Jessie, Matthew, and Jay discuss positive psychology in the search process and life in general. Video available: https://youtu.be/2iHRY_6uDO4
23:43
October 20, 2020
Episode 28 - After the Career Fair
Patrick, Jessie, Matthew, and Jay talk about best strategies for candidates to follow up with contacts after the career fair. 
12:07
October 13, 2020
Episode 27 - Virtual Career Treks
Jessie Simonik talks about the Career Treks program, how students can participate, and make the most of the opportunity. 
13:02
October 6, 2020
Episode 26 - How Assessments Unlock Your Potential
Dr. Suzanne Voigt from the University Career Center and professional business coach Nick Davies discuss how assessments can be used for career and professional development.
26:15
September 29, 2020
Episode 25 - The Recruiting Process
We discuss how employers find you, where to look for jobs, how to navigate the recruiting process, and so much more! Watch a video version on the UNC Charlotte Career Center YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/c/UNCCCAREER
35:13
September 22, 2020
Episode 24 - Black Professional Series
The University Career Center details the Black Professional Series launching in the Fall 2020. 
21:11
September 15, 2020
Episode 23 - Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester!
Matthew, Jessie, Patrick, and Jay welcome you to the Fall 2020 semester! We talk about the Career Center's WebJam, how to stay engaged in your classes, and the services we are offering this semester. Career Center WebJam
19:50
September 8, 2020
Episode 22 - Entrepreneurship
Listen to UNCC campus representatives, students, and a partner company discuss the ins and outs of entrepreneurship.  www.entrepreneurship.uncc.edu https://undergrads.com/movers-charlotte-nc/
24:36
September 1, 2020
Episode 21 - Part Time Jobs
The Career Center talks about all the resources we provide to help you find a part time job on or off campus and the value of working while you are in school. 
32:58
August 25, 2020
Episode 20 - How YOU HopIn Matters
Matthew, Patrick, and Jay talk about how the Career Center is using HopIn to host networking events this year and how you can best use it. 
22:37
August 18, 2020
Episode 19 - Give Yourself a Break
Patrick, Jessie, Matthew, and Jay discuss ways to balance all the demands in your life. 
26:46
August 11, 2020
Episode 18 - Success in Online Networking Situations
Learn how to best prepare for and succeed in virtual networking events from Sarena Taylor (Belk College of Business), Rex Trewin (Employer Consultant), and Brooke Brown (University Career Center). 
26:24
August 4, 2020
Episode 17 - Social Impact | Education | Nonprofit Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Social Impact | Education | Nonprofit Career Community featuring conversations from a faculty member, a current student, two industry organizations, and our career coaches. This is part seven of our seven episode series on Career Communities.
43:14
July 28, 2020
Episode 16 - Healthcare | Science | Research Career Community Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Healthcare | Science | Research Career Community featuring conversations from a faculty member, two employer partners, and our career coaches. This is part six of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
52:10
July 21, 2020
Episode 15 - EXPLORE Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our EXPLORE Career Community featuring conversations from the campus advising center, a leadership development expert, and career coaches. This is part five of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
50:57
July 14, 2020
Episode 14 - Engineering | Manufacturing | Energy Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Engineering | Manufacturing | Energy Career Community  featuring conversations from industry and campus representatives. This is part four of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
35:58
July 7, 2020
Episode 13 - Business | Financial Services | Logistics Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Business | Financial Services | Logistics Career Community featuring conversations from industry and campus representatives. This is part three of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
33:51
June 30, 2020
Episode 12 - Technology Data Analytics Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Technology| Data | Analytics Career Community  featuring conversations from industry and campus representatives. This  is part two of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
42:19
June 23, 2020
Episode 11 - Arts Media Design Career Communities Spotlight
This week we spotlight our Arts | Media | Design Career Community  featuring conversations from industry and campus representatives. This  is part one of our seven-episode series on Career Communities.
44:07
June 16, 2020
Episode 10 - Making the Most of Your Virtual Opportunities
Dr. Robert Shindell of InternBridge, Inc. gives tips on making the most of virtual internships, micro-internships, as well as other experiences. Patrick, Matthew, and Jessie highlight some great resources and upcoming events with the Career Center.
23:27
June 9, 2020
Episode 9 - Building Connections in the Community
Jennifer Roberts, former mayor of Charlotte and Director of Communities Program for ecoAmerica, joins us this week to talk about how community involvement strengthens your career and personal development. 
22:49
June 2, 2020
Episode 8 - The Value of Mentors
Brooke Elliott from Premier, Inc. joins Patrick and Jessie to talk about mentoring. 
26:52
May 26, 2020
Episode 7 - Networking Strategies
Networking is about building your brand while you build relationships. Dr. Patrick Rishe (UNCC Alum and professor of Sports Business) joins Patrick and Jessie from the Career Center to talk about best practices as you network. 
20:56
May 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Staying on Track This Summer
AJ Simmons, Asst. Director and Career Coach joins Patrick, Matthew, and Jessie to highlight some resources and talk strategies for staying on your career track this summer. 
20:08
May 12, 2020
Episode 5 - Celebrating the newest 49er Grads!
Guest Amir Ismail (Bank of America, AIC Mindset) joins us to give networking and career advice for recent graduates and young alums. Patrick, Matthew, and Jessie share experiences from their transitions into the world of work and highlight some great resources.  Apple: https://tinyurl.com/AppleCareerBits Google: https://tinyurl.com/GoogleCareerBits Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/SpotifyCareerBits anchor.fm/careerbits
23:29
May 5, 2020
Episode 4 - Remaining Visible to Employers During COVID-19
This  week on Career Bits Lindsay Carter from Flexcare Medical Staffing gives  tips on how to be more visible to employers during COVID-19 and the  Career Center talks about some great FREE  resources to aid in your career development and job search.
20:41
April 27, 2020
Episode 3 - Financial Literacy
This week on Career Bits Brad Yeckley from SASS stops by to talk Financial Literacy, and the Career Center provides updates from Google, State and Local Government job pipelines, highlights a bunch of learning and development resources, promotes upcoming events, and much more!
22:32
April 20, 2020
Episode 2 - Keep Building Your Skills
The University Career Center highlights opportunities from companies, networking with alums and employers, as well as notes a number of virtual workshops in the coming weeks. 
10:48
April 13, 2020
Episode 1 - Adjusting to our "New Normal"
On this first episode, Dr. Patrick Madsen, Executive Director of the University Career Center highlights employers, resources, and provides helpful tips students and alums can follow as we all adjust to the "new normal" during the COVID-19 situation.
11:36
April 6, 2020
Episode 0 - Welcome to Career Bits
The official podcast of the University Career Center at UNC Charlotte.  Career Center website: career.uncc.edu Career Center Social Media: @NinerCareers
01:11
March 30, 2020