Career Center

Fisher University Union

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the UNCW Career Center is to be a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Through the journey of learning, career exploration, and applied learning opportunities, students are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.


The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:

    Explore work values, interests, skills, and personality using Career Center resources in order to optimize academic and career planning
    Develop skills and competencies sought by employers, as outlined in the Skill Seeker, through applied learning opportunities
    Engage and network with faculty and other professionals as well as local, state, national, and global employers to learn how to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society
    Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing further education and employment plans over the lifespan

The UNCW Career Center is located in Fisher University Union Room 2035 and operates on a Monday-Friday 8am-5pm schedule during the regular academic year. Students and alumni can access services and resources during those hours. Our special Career Express hours are reserved for brief questions Monday-Friday between 2-4pm, Wednesday & Thursday 9-11am. The Career Center can be reached by phone at 910.962.3174 or by e-mail at

The Career Center observes UNCW's alternative hours schedule during the summer. Some special programs and events are also available during evening and weekend hours, as scheduled. Students taking UNCW classes at distant locations such as CCCC, the Onslow Extension Site, or online are also eligible for all services. They may visit our office in person, access our web services, or contact staff by telephone or email.

Rev. July 2013


The University of North Carolina Wilmington makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Center. UNCW is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the individuals to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. The individual is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party. You should not go alone to a residential address to apply for a job. Do not put yourself in a vulnerable position. Even the best job opportunity is not worth jeopardizing your personal safety.

This web site also contains links to other web sites not under the control of UNCW's Career Center, and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career Center provides these links only as a convenience. UNCW and The Career Center assume no liability for acts of omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them.
A note to students: minimum wage is $7.25 as of July 24, 2009.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Provisions of FERPA allow universities to release "directory" information about students without further permission. FERPA defines "directory" information as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, honors and awards, dates of attendance, degrees received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended. UNCW Career Center may release such information to employers seeking interns, part-time or full-time employees. Students may request that UNCW not release directory information about them by completing a "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information" form in the Office of the Registrar.

By posting resumes and other documents in Handshake, students thereby grant the Career Center the right to disclose those documents to employers.

UNCW's FERPA & Directory Information Policy Statements
U.S. Department of Education FERPA Information