Workshops + Events

Honors Carolina hosts a series of career and professional development workshops each semester to help students refine and sharpen their skills.

Spring 2017 Events

Honors Carolina Advising & Career Guide Happy Hour & LinkedIn Photos

Enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments by the fire place while you meet with Chad Collins and Kristin Pawlowski, Honors Carolina Advising & Career Guides. Drop by anytime between 2:00pm – 4:00pm to have your professional LinkedIn photo taken and bring your resume or pull up your LinkedIn profile for a quick critique.

Friday January 20 (2:00 – 4:00pm)
Graham Memorial, John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge

Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research

Learn strategies to help you get started in undergraduate research opportunities in the natural sciences, arts and humanities and social sciences. Office for Undergraduate Research will also offer insight into the application process for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).

Friday January 27 (Noon – 1:00pm) Lunch provided.
Graham Memorial, Room 039 (Basement Level)

How to Find an Internship

Learn strategies to search for internship opportunities and how to navigate the application process. Lunch will be served.

Friday February 3 (12:15 – 1:15pm) Lunch provided.
Graham Memorial, Room 039 (Basement Level)

Third and Fourth Year Job Search Series

Attend the Job Search Series to connect with your Honors Carolina Advising & Career Guides and understand how your interests, skills, and abilities align with employment opportunities. Through self-evaluation exercises, you will reflect on what you have done in the past, understand its relationship to your career goals, and identify resources to help you locate employment opportunities. This is a 4-part series. Students should plan to attend all four sessions in order to maximize opportunities.

Wednesday February 8 · Wednesday February 15 · Wednesday March 1  · Wednesday March 15 (all sessions will be held from 2:30 – 3:30pm).
Graham Memorial, Room 011

Leveraging your Honors Carolina Community

The Honors Carolina Community is a valuable network. Learn strategies to meet Honors Carolina alumni and how to effectively connect with them for career advice. Lunch will be served.

Saturday February 18 (12:15 – 1:15pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Leveraging your Liberal Arts Degree to a Career in the Healthcare Industry

Eager to explore all the directions your humanities degree may take you? Thinking of careers in the dynamic and multifaceted healthcare industry? Join us for an afternoon with recent Carolina alums and current members of GlaxoSmithKline’s Future Leaders Program as they share their experiences leveraging Bachelor’s in Spanish, Psychology, Global Studies, and Biomedical Engineering to launch careers in pharmaceuticals and healthcare management. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, March 3 (Noon – 1:00 pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Resume Workshop

We’ll cover important resume basics, share Honors Carolina resume templates, and offer strategies to help you effectively market your skills and experiences. Lunch will be served.

Monday March 6 (Noon – 1:00pm)
Graham Memorial, Rom 039

Resume Workshop

We’ll cover important resume basics, share Honors Carolina resume templates, and offer strategies to help you effectively market your skills and experience.

Tuesday March 7 (4:00 – 5:00pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Building your LinkedIn Profile & Connecting with Honors Carolina Alumni

Learn how to create a distinctive profile, get connected, research organizations and industry trends/news, search for jobs and internships, and build your personal professional brand. After completing this workshop, you will be invited to the private Honors Carolina LinkedIn group and positioned to connect with Honors Carolina alumni.

Wednesday March 8 (12:15 – 1:15pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Resume Workshop

We’ll cover important resume basics, share Honors Carolina resume templates, and offer strategies to help you effectively market your skills and experiences.

Thursday March 23 (4:00 – 5:00pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Medical School Personal Statement Workshop with Bimal R. Shah, MD, MBA (UNC Class of ’97)

Your personal statement plays an important role in your medical school application. Bring a draft of your essay for review and learn insider information from Nimal Shah, MD, MBA on the essential qualities on an impactful and effective personal statement. The workshop is open to Honors Carolina third and fourth year students applying to medical school. Dr. Shah is currently the Service Line Vice President for the Premier Research Services at Premier Inc., the largest member-owned health care group purchasing organization in the country. Previous to his role with Premiere, Dr. Shah served as an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University as well as an adjunct role at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Shah remains on the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine and still sees patients within the Division of Cardiology. He previously served on the admissions committee to Duke Medical School.

Friday April 7 (3:00 – 4:00pm)
Graham Memorial, Room 039

Fall 2016 Events

Dunlevie Colloquium: Translational Skills – From Academy to Market

This eight-week seminar helps students prepare to take what they have learned in college and put it to work after graduation. The colloquium combines practical workshops on preparing resumes, crafting cover letters, and sharpening interviewing skills with illuminating talks by distinguished alumni who share their experiences from both sides of the job search.

Meet your Honors Advising and Career Guides

Thursday September 8 (4:00-6:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Introduction to Consulting with Deloitte

Friday September 9 (1:30-3:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Networking Essentials & Alumni Roundtable Discussions

Learn strategies to build your professional network and gain first-hand insight and advice from UNC alumni and friends working in areas such as law, policy, medicine, entrepreneurship, finance, and public health. Upon completion of the program, you will gain access to the Honors Carolina LinkedIn group and be positioned to connect with over 1000 alumni.

Saturday September 10 (11:00am-2:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Interviewing Skills for Today’s Job/Internship Search

Learn the basics of interviewing effectively for employment and graduate/professional school, then practice your interviewing skills one-on-one with other students.

Monday September 19 (4:00-5:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Pre-Gala, Gala: The Art of Engaging in Art

Carolyn Allmendinger, Director of Academic Programs at the Ackland Art Museum, will help you hone your observational skills and share tips for navigating the Ackland during the Honors Carolina Gala. Refreshments a will be provided.

Friday September 23 (Noon-1:00pm)
Koury 176

Business Leadership Series with Robbie Huffines

Engage with successful business leaders who will share their insights concerning innovation, leadership styles, and emerging trends. This informal setting allows students and faculty to connect while discussing different thoughts and perspectives.

Friday, September 23 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Alumni Dinner by the Dozen with JB Buxton

Gather around the dinner table with a notable Carolina graduate and 11 fellow Tar Heels to enjoy great conversation and a fine meal. Begin to build your Honors Carolina network and connect with alumni to learn about their career paths.

Tuesday, September 27 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
with JB Buxton
Graham Memorial 011 (Basement Level)

Refine your Resume for Honors Semester in London Internship Opportunities

Make your resume standout in the Honors Semester in London internship application process. We’ll cover important resume basics, share Honors Carolina resume templates, and offer strategies to help you effectively market your skills and experiences.

Wednesday September 28 (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Refine your Federal Resume

Interested in pursuing internship and job opportunities with the federal government? Join us to learn how to reconfigure your current resume to the federal format and get your questions about federal employment answered. Students interested in the Honors Public Policy Seminar in Washington DC are especially encouraged to attend.

Friday September 30 (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Coffee and Conversation with Teresa Artis

Join Honors Carolina students for an informal conversations with scholars, researchers, artists, authors, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Enjoy a cup of coffee and learn more about the career paths of these leaders, many of whom are Carolina alumni.

Friday, October 7 (12:00 noon – 1:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 011 (Basement Level)

Honors Carolina First Year Gala

Enjoy a night at the Ackland Art Museum-complete with appetizers and music, and connect with members of the Honors Carolina Class of 2020

Friday October 7th (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Ackland Art Museum

Building your Pre-Med Application as an Honors Student

Resa Anderson, Health Professions Advising Coordinator is your resource for up-to-date information on all health professions. Gain insight on required coursework, application timelines, entrance exams, and strategies to maximize your Carolina career.

Monday October 10 (5:00pm-6:00pm)
Koury

Build your LinkedIn Profile & Connect with Honors Carolina Alumni

Learn how to create a distinctive profile, get connected, research organizations and industry trends/news, search for jobs and internships, and build your personal professional brand. After completing this workshop, you will be invited to the private Honors Carolina LinkedIn group and positioned to connect with Honors Carolina alumni.

Friday October 14 (Noon-1:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

LinkedIn – Profile Picture

LinkedIn profiles with a photo are 7 times more likely to be viewed. Stop by the Graham Memorial Front Porch to take a professional photo

Friday October 14 (1:00pm-2:30pm)
Graham Memorial Front Porch

Academic Planning

This workshop is open to all first-year Honors Carolina students. Connect with Academic Advising and Honors Carolina staff and learn important information to help you navigate and plan your academic path, gain insight on important tips for registering for Spring 2017 courses, and enjoy an opportunity to ask your course registration questions.

Friday October 14 (3:00pm-4:00pm)
Koury 176

Washington DC Career Trek: Government, Law, and Policy

The Government, Law, and Policy Career Trek provides a valuable learning and professional development experience. Students visit with Honors Carolina alumni working in areas such as public policy, think tanks, lobbying, law, government agencies, and the Department of State. The trip takes place during Fall Break.

First Year Honors Carolina Pre-Business School Application Workshop

Interested in applying to the Undergraduate Business program in the Kenan-Flagler School of Business? You are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop with Leslie Beisser, Senior Associate Director of Admissions in Undergraduate Business. Learn about business school prerequisites and course planning; what the business school is looking for in an applicant; what you should be doing throughout your first year to best ensure your chances for admission into the business school; summer months planning; and global opportunities available through the business school.

Friday October 28th (3:00pm-4:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Alumni Dinner by the Dozen with Elizabeth Manekin

Gather around the dinner table with a notable Carolina graduate and 11 fellow Tar Heels to enjoy great conversation and a fine meal. Begin to build your Honors Carolina network and connect with alumni to learn about their career paths.

Wednesday, November 9 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 011 (Basement Level)

Current Student Perspectives:  What to Expect When Applying to the Business School, School of Media and Journalism, School of Public Health, and School of Education

Hear from a panel of current students who successfully applied for the Business School, School of Media and Journalism, School of Public Health, and School of Education.  They will share their experiences in preparing applications, interviewing for admission, and navigating the landscape of each of these schools.  These panelists will also give you their best tips to increase your chances of gaining admission.  Be sure to come with questions.

Friday November 4 (2:00—3:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Networking like a Pro

Learn strategies for effectively maneuvering professional networking events and tips for engaging in conversation.

Friday November 11 (Noon—1:00pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Concerts in Context A Pre-Concert Lecture Series – Steep Canyon Rangers

Honors Carolina, in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts and Arts@the Core, presents Concerts in Context: A Pre-Concert Lecture Series.  This series features a 30-minute lecture style talk led by one arts faculty member and one faculty member from another department on campus and aims to situate attendees both musically and historically to what they are about to hear at the performance.  Our lecture prior to the Steep Canyon Rangers concert will be presented by Dr. Jocelyn Neal, Associate Chair of the Department of Music, and Dr. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Chair of the Department of History.

Friday, November 11th (7:00—7:30 pm)
Gerrard Hall

Alumni Dinner by the Dozen with Neill Bellamy

Gather around the dinner table with a notable Carolina graduate and 11 fellow Tar Heels to enjoy great conversation and a fine meal. Begin to build your Honors Carolina network and connect with alumni to learn about their career paths.

Wednesday, November 16 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 011 (Basement Level)

Resume Workshop

We’ll cover important resume basics, share Honors Carolina resume templates, and offer strategies to help you effectively market your skills and experiences.

Friday November 18 (Noon—1:00 pm)
Graham Memorial

Exam Study Space

Enjoy a quiet place to study with free blue books, scantron sheets, snacks, and ample outlets.

Thursday December 8 (6:00—9:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Spring 2016 Events

Finding An Internship

Learn how to leverage Careerolina for your job and internship as well as other resources to help you find opportunities to increase your experience and build your network.

Next Event

Tuesday, January 26 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Resume Workshop

Learn the basics of developing an effective resume, view Honors Carolina resume templates, and discover strategies to effectively market your skills and experiences.

Recent Event

Tuesday, February 2 (4:00 – 6:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Alumni Dinner by the Dozen

Gather around the dinner table with a notable Carolina graduate and 11 fellow Tar Heels to enjoy great conversation and a fine meal. Begin to build your Honors Carolina network and connect with alumni to learn about their career paths.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 3 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Lunch with Young Alumni: Natalie Deuitch ’15

Want to work in healthcare or biomedical research but not quite sure what to do after graduation? Enjoy lunch and chat with recent UNC alumna Natalie Deuitch about her experience as an IRTA post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institutes of Health.

Next Event

Friday, February 5 (12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Building your Brand on LinkedIn

Learn how to create a distinctive profile, get connected, research organizations and industry trends/news, search for jobs and internships, and build your personal professional brand. After completing this workshop, you will be invited to the private Honors Carolina LinkedIn group and positioned to connect with Honors Carolina alumni.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 10 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Career Immersion Alumni Panel & Networking Lunch

The Honors Carolina Career Immersion is a half-day interactive panel discussion that concludes with a networking lunch. Alumni in healthcare, the sciences, and non-profit professions will share their career stories, offer thoughts on current trends in their fields, and help you advance your career exploration.

Next Event

Saturday, February 13 (11:00 am – 1:30 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Interview Preparation and Practice

Learn the basics of interviewing effectively for employment and graduate/professional school, then practice your interviewing skills one-on-one with other students.

Next Event

Thursday, February 18 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Alumni Panel: Marketing Your Humanities Degree

A panel of arts and humanities alumni will offer insight into how they translated their knowledge and skills into successful careers. Learn how they navigated their paths and enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and expand your Tar Heel network.

Next Event

Thursday, February 25 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Young Alumni Panel

The panelists, who all graduated from Honors Carolina in the last four years, will share tips on transitioning into the workforce and graduate/professional school. Enjoy the opportunity to ask panelists questions during a Q&A session.

Next Event

Tuesday, March 1 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Navigating the Federal Internship/Job Search and Application Process

Interested in pursuing internship and job opportunities with the federal government? Join us to learn how to reconfigure your current resume to the federal format and get your questions about federal employment answered.

Next Event

Wednesday, March 2 (4:00 – 5:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Making the Most of Your Internship 

Connect with a panel of current Honors Carolina students to learn about how they leveraged internship opportunities to explore career paths and springboard to additional opportunities. Hear from students with internships in areas such as art, business, government, law, public health, and research.

Next Event

Tuesday, March 8 (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Business Leadership Series

Engage with successful business leaders who will share their insights concerning innovation, leadership styles, and emerging trends. This informal setting allows students and faculty to connect while discussing different thoughts and perspectives.

Next Event

Tuesday, March 22 (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)

Connect with Honors Carolina Alumni: Accessing the Honors Carolina LinkedIn Group

Attend this workshop and gain access to the private Honors Carolina LinkedIn group and be positioned to connect with Honors Carolina alumni. In this workshop you will learn how to create a distinctive profile, get connected, research organizations and industry trends/news, search for jobs and internships, and engage professionally online. Lunch will be offered.

Next Event

Friday, April 1 (12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 038 (Basement Level)

LinkedIn: Profile Pictures

LinkedIn profiles with a photo are 7 times more likely to be viewed. Stop by the Graham Memorial Front Porch to take a free, professional photo anytime between 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Next Event

Friday, April 1 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
Graham Memorial Front Porch

Medical School Personal Statement Workshop with Bimal R. Shah, MD, MBA (UNC Class of ‘97)

Your personal statement plays an important role in your medical school application. Bring a draft of your essay for review and learn insider information from Bimal Shah, MD, MBA on the essential qualities on an impactful and effective personal statement. The workshop is open to Honors Carolina third and fourth year students applying to medical school in 2017.

Dr. Shah is currently the Service Line Vice President for the Premier Research Services at Premier Inc., the largest member-owned health care group purchasing organization in the country. Previous to his role with Premiere, Dr. Shah served as an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University as well as an adjunct role at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Shah remains on the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine and still sees patients within the Division of Cardiology. He previously served on the admissions committee to Duke Medical School.

Next Event

Wednesday, April 6 (7:00 – 8:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 038 (Basement Level)

Business Leadership Series

Engage with successful business leaders who will share their insights concerning innovation, leadership styles, and emerging trends. This informal setting allows students and faculty to connect while discussing different thoughts and perspectives.

Next Event

Friday, April 8 (3:00 – 4:00 pm)
Graham Memorial 039 (Basement Level)