Career Preparation

IGS-Phone & Skype Interview Tips for International Students
   November 19, 2019
   12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
   Center for Graduate Life-Cone 268
Negotiating your Employment Offer
   November 20, 2019
   4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
   Center for Graduate Life-Cone 268
A2i Industry Immersion
   March 2, 2020
   8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
   UNC Charlotte Portal Building

The Center for Graduate Life works closely with the University Career Center to help you develop and execute your professional marketing campaign and move into a successful career. Choose from a variety of courses and workshops ranging from preparing a strong résumé to strengthening your social media profile.   Check the Calendar for upcoming events.

CGL GRAD Courses

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GRAD 6320/8320. Career Lab: Developing Core Career Competencies (2 credits)

Gain practice and knowledge about non-cognitive skills such as grit, leadership, lateral thinking, innovation, professional branding, effective communication, and organizational evaluation as it relates to your professional career. Developing and practicing these core career competencies contribute to the career brand, confidence and connection to your industries of choice. Participate in weekly topical sessions, contribute to discussions and complete reflections and assignments that correlate to each unit. Each unit, including related discussions and assignments, builds upon the last to help you create a strategic career action plan and attain valuable skills for long-term success.

GRAD 6030. Workplace Communications (2 credits)

This course is designed to help students develop the necessary writing and speaking skills to succeed in the workplace. Among the topics that will be addressed are how to write more clearly, how to summarize and how to present information in a business setting. (Spring)

GRAD 6050. Internal Entrepreneurship (2 credits)

An intrapreneur is defined by American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language as a person within a corporation or organization who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a viable finished product or service through assertive risk-taking and innovation – namely an entrepreneur within the organization. The challenge and opportunity for the student is to explore and understand how to create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses, products or services within established corporate, government or nonprofit organizations.

GRAD 8002/6020. Transferable Skills for Career Success (2 credits)

This course is designed to give graduate students a very early start on the process of career planning, self-assessment and leadership development. The process involves broad components: understanding personal strengths, skills and values, building strategic career plans and implementing that plan.