Step forward into your career.
Once you know where you’re going, it’s time to make the move. With our help, you’ll make – and leverage – new connections, interview for positions, and, ultimately, negotiate an offer of employment.
The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Career & Leadership Team retains strong relationships with hundreds of companies across numerous industries: major corporations, family ventures, progressive startups, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations. You’ll benefit from these relationships as you start your job search.
Presentations and workshops
More than 100 companies that want to hire UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students visit campus each fall and spring. They share information about career opportunities and hold receptions where you can network with company representatives. In addition, recruiters conduct career workshops and mock interviews and open themselves up to one-on-one conversations during company-specific office hours.
Interviews, fairs, forums and other opportunities
More than 280 companies hire our MBA students each year for internships and full-time positions, and we make it easy for you to review and apply for these opportunities.
Even companies that don’t visit campus hire UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students for internships and full-time positions. To help you extend your job search beyond campus, we maintain an online directory of job postings and provide resume books to companies looking to hire our students. You’ll also have access to the complete UNC alumni network, including graduates from any program at the university. These connections run deep as you’ll find that alumni the world over are always willing to talk with fellow Tar Heels.
Finally, you can participate in invitation-only career fairs and national career fairs open to select schools, such as A Day in the Bay: The West Coast MBA Interview Forum, our own Sustainable Enterprise Career Fair, and fairs organized by the National Black MBA Association and Prospanica (formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBAs).
To maximize your one-on-one interactions with potential recruiters, we organize and host the MBA Networking Forum each September. At this event, you can network with companies who will return to campus later in the year to recruit our students. While other career fairs focus primarily on resume submission, the Networking Forum allows you to connect with key recruiters in a relaxed, conversational environment.
Several career clubs at UNC Kenan-Flagler often visit prospective employers to get an industry-specific perspective. Recently, the Real Estate club travelled to Atlanta and NYC; the Technology club visited Seattle and San Francisco Bay Area; the Energy club went to Boston and Houston; the Finance club met bankers in New York; and the Consulting club took treks to Charlotte and Atlanta.
The UNC Alumni Directory is a great resource for personal and professional networking and includes contact information for more than 290,000 Carolina alumni and friends segmented by industry, job title, and location.
BlueSteps is the career management service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC). BlueSteps can help you advance your executive-level career, tracking your goals and increasing your visibility to more than 9,000 AESC executive recruiters globally.
Career Connections is the platform that allows you to search our UNC Kenan-Flagler job board, sign up for career management and leadership development programming, and schedule one-on-one coaching appointments.
Access to numerous third-party resources is provided to all students. Examples of these resources include:
- Firsthand (career advice from industry insiders via in-depth on-demand webinars)
- GoinGlobal (H1B visa information, an employer directory and career guides)
- MBA-Exchange.com (database of MBA job opportunities in countries around the world)
- The First 90 Days (advice on transitions strategies)
- RelishCareers (webinar-based company presentations and application platform)
Reciprocity agreements with many other business schools, such as Berkeley, Kellogg, Harvard, Stanford, Stern, Emory and Tuck, allows you limited use of their career resources, including access to their companies and jobs database, and more.