UCC at a Glance 2010-2011

Mission
The mission of the University Career Center (UCC) at NCState University is to provide career planning, career development, and job search assistance for students of the university seeking career opportunities.  The UCC is the official campus liaison between students, employers and academic departments, and provides assistance and resources to serve all constituencies. 

History
The UCC began as the Career Planning & Placement Center in 1965 as a result of the Chancellor’s request to School Deans to combine “placement services” into one centralized office.  The name was changed to the University Career Center in 1993 to better reflect the mission of preparing students for the world of work.  Satellite offices have been established in some colleges to provide specialized career services.  The UCC collaborates with these offices, while serving all students in all majors.    

People

  • 11 professional and administrative staff – all counselors with master’s and/or doctoral-level preparation
  • 11 student leaders, career ambassadors

Activities

  • Presentations to classes, student organizations, and residence halls on career-related topics such as resume writing, job search strategies and interviewing.
  • Individual appointments on issues such as selecting or changing a major, developing a career or job search strategy, resume critiques, practice interviews and dealing with employment issues.
  • Employer relations including outreach and development through direct contact and attendance at professional and business events.
  • ePACK system development and oversight of campus-wide, on-line student resume and job/internship posting system, including staff review and approval of incoming postings. 
  • Corporate on-campus interviewing coordination of details and management of interview facilities.
  • Collaboration with units across campus including Academic Advisors, Alumni Association, Athletics, Co-op, Delta, Foundations, FYC, Graduate School, Housing, UPA as well as directors of career fairs sponsored by colleges and consortiums.

Impact [academic year 2010-2011]

  • Ranked #19 by employer recruiters for career readiness of NC State graduates.
  • 4711 students served through 177 group presentations.
  • 1202 individual student appointments, 658 walk-in visits, 1634 email/phone interactions.
  • 1250 students served through 49 group presentations by career ambassadors.
  • 6100 incoming jobs and internships reviewed and approved in ePACK.
  • 3623 individual on-campus interviews conducted by 203 employers.
  • Personalized services for numerous employers to incease recruiting success at NC State.