Additional events

The following list of events are optional, but strongly encouraged, for UNCW seniors. These events are hosted by the Career Center:

List of spring 2014 events to be listed soon.

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Schedule, Spring Semester 2014

Once you are selected for the Taking Flight program, you will be notified when and where your group will meet. You will meet once a week on the same weekday, with exception for Session 2. The following dates and times are set:

Mondays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Feb. 5, 19, 26
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Feb. 6, 20, 27

Final Celebration / Reception: March 11, 2014, 6:00 pm, Wise Alumni House

Workshop Dates and Topics

Session 1 (Feb 3, 4, 5, 6, 2014):
Meaningful experiences and skills discussions

  • Transition out of college
  • Accomplishments while at UNCW
  • Academic, Service, and Leadership experiences

Session 2 (Feb 10, 11, 2014):
Financial Planning

  • Managing finances
  • Loan repayment
  • Insurance / benefits
  • Cost of living

Session 3 (Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 2014):
Career sessions - getting a job, getting into graduate school, skills and resumes

  • Skill Seeker
  • Graduate school track - how to be a successful graduate student
  • Job search track - job search resources, resumes/cover letters, networking
  • Deciding track - assessment, resumes/cover letters

Session 4 (Feb 24, 25, 26, 27, 2014):
Life after commencement

  • Commencement speeches
  • Cornerstone Pledge
  • Civic engagement

Session 5 (March 11, 2014):
Celebrate the completion of Taking Flight with a reception at the Wise Alumni House.

  • Staff from Alumni Relations and local alums will be present to network with you.

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