The Identity @ Work web page serves as a central hub for students, alumni and faculty/staff to review identity-conscious professional development resources that center and highlight marginalized voices.
Explore professional organizations, visit external job hubs, and return to this page often to stay up to date on exciting professional development opportunities rooted in equity and social justice!
Inclusivity Mixer: Established in 2017, the Inclusivity Mixer is the premiere diversity engagement event connecting students and employers at UNC Charlotte. The event welcomes all applicants and employers and aims to promote inclusivity and equity no matter the race, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, socio-economic status, special abilities, and religion.
Each October, several offices across campus, including the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement, the Office of Disability Services, the Career Center, and more offer programming that centers on disabled community members and their professional development as well as their rights in the workforce.
We believe access to good quality professional attire can help our students feel more confident in themselves and present a more polished representation of their “career selves”. In 2017, partnering with the Jamil Niner Food Pantry, our office provided new opportunities for student education around professional presentation and an expansion of acquired clothing to meet the student need. Over the past three years, this operation has blossomed into providing professional clothing to students the day of career fairs, collaboration with Alumni groups which brought in more than 500+ items, sponsorship from local employers,individuals, and the university’s Diversity Fund, and a newly renovated space (check it out in our office tour video!) within the career center with a special thanks to IKEA and Sherwin Williams for helping us get everything established!
Internships are an important way to get insights into a career field, obtain valuable professional experience, and develop new skills. There are some students that find themselves in a position of having to decide between a part time job that pays for college and taking on an unpaid internship that can provide greater career opportunities in the future. In 2018, our career center made the strategic decision to reinvest revenue from our career fairs towards an internship scholarship that provides a stipend to alleviate financial obstacles. Since inception, the program continues to see an increase in applicants, alumni and employer sponsorship, and a partnership with the 49er Family Fund!
Niner Diversity Panel
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 2:00 - 4PM, McKnight Hall, UNC Charlotte Cone Center
Coordinated by the University Career Center, this annual event started in Spring 2022 and focuses on UNC Charlotte's diverse student population. Students are in the spotlight as panelists and the employers are the audience! Students will give their opinions and ideas on recruitment, engagement on campus, and much more! Come support your fellow students and network with the panelists and employers after the panel discussion..
The student panel is composed of a select group of students representing a diverse set of identities at Charlotte.
All are welcome to attend this event!
- 2:00 – 3:00 PM Student Panel
- 3:00 – 4:00 PM Networking
- Business casual is recommended.
- Event is free for all and open to students/alumni, staff, faculty from any college/university, and the public.
- No registration is required, RSVP is available in Hire-A-Niner
MSC Career LAUNCH Mentorship Program
A partnership with MSC & the University Career Center.
This is a great opportunity for minority students pursuing degrees in business. Engage with MSC's Inclusion Circle members and leaders to explore career opportunities, take part in interview prep, and gain professionalism!
Begins Fall 2023. 3 Virtual & 1 Final In-Person Meeting. Opportunity to connect 1:1.
3 Virtual Sessions
Wed, 8/30, 11am - 12pm: Welcome & Career Readiness
Wed, 9/27, 11am - 12pm: DEI Panel w/Resource Group Leaders
Wed, 10/18, 11am - 12pm: Resume Reviews & Interview Tips
1 Final In-Person Meeting
Wed, 11/15, 10am - 12pm: University Career Center