Career Center

For Families

For Families

We have a common goal... To see your student become career-ready. Ideally each student will visit our office to utilize the services and understand the value and benefits offered. Realistically that may or may not happen. National research indicates that only 5% of entering freshmen think they need career assistance. That does not mean you need to take a back seat in the process. You will find some helpful resources below that can help guide you as a family member in your child's career development process. Also, be sure to check out all our resources under For Students and Alumni.


  • Candid Career - Short videos on careers, interviewing, resumes, etc.
  • Career Planning Guide - Your student's guide to major exploration, resumes, job searching, interviewing, and more.
  • Events For Your Students - Encourage your student to attend on-campus career fairs, workshops, presentations & recruitment events.
  • Four Year Plan - Your student's Planning Guide based on our experience working with students
  • BigInterview - Your student can practice interviewing online for all industries and graduate school.

  • What Are You Into? - Use this resource to explore your student's interests and careers that relate to these interests. We directly link these careers to recommended majors.
  • NC Tower - Industry employment rates and wages based on North Carolina public university graduate data



  • Handshake - UNCW Career & Job Portal specifically for your Seahawk! Students can apply and search for hundreds of targeted jobs and internships through this resource.

Employer Referral Program:

The UNCW Career Center is interested in strengthening the recruitment pipeline of students to employers, assisting employers in building their brands on campus, and making UNCW the recruitment destination for Fortune 500 companies, high performing NC companies, and non-profit organizations. By referring your valued connections to the UNCW Career Center, you will personally impact the employment outcomes of our students and alumni. Additionally, if you are a hiring manager or business owner and you are interested in hiring our students yourself, we invite you to fill out the information below and the Career Center staff will contact you to discuss opportunities. Not a business owner or hiring manager but know someone who is and would benefit from our Seahawks? Then you too are included in the invitation to refer your contacts! We value the referrals and want to hear from employees of the university, students, alumni, parents, and friends of UNCW.
Go Seahawks! Employer Referral Program