Counseling, Coaching Help
DOUG DIBBERT ' 70, president
LISA BEERS, accountant
BRENT CLARK ' 84, chieffinancial officer
SUNANDA DILLON, data entry clerk
DAVE DONALDSON, mail room, 962-3979
PRISCILLA FULCHER, assistant to the president
priscifloJ/llclter@/l I'Ic.edll; 962-7051
MAR.yCATHERlNE KUR2ENSKI, Alumni Center coord.
Inarycolheri" ckurzc"ski@u/1c.ed,,; 962-7052
TOM MAY, int shop coordinator
fOIl·,_lIIo Y@,·II· lc.cdu; 962-3741
SANDY WILCOX, accounting clerk
DIANE PADGETT ' 91, membership coordinator
R ACHEL ScHIFFMAN ' 98, assist. membership coordinator
RICK DAVIS ' 85, director of enrichment
rick_davis@lInc.edu; 962-358 1
LAURA CARTNER ' 93, coordinator of reunions
LINDA CONKLIN, coordinator of career services
lillda_conkl" I@lIl1c.edu; 962-3749
J ENNIE H EM INGWAY, assist. coordinator of clubs
jel", ie_I,el1lillglJl.y@'l11c.ed,,; 962-6705
MEREDITH LN1..S0N ' 93, coord. ofretirement studies
lIIeredith_larsol1@/ ll'Ic.edu; 962-3574
LARRY LARusso ' 92, coord of c-'\,'Cended study programs
TANEA P ETTIS ' 95, assist. coord. ofstudent programs
LINDA RAINEY ' 95 (MA), coordinator of clubs
lillda_raille Y@lIl'1c.edll; 962-3576
ANITA WALTON ' 92, coordinator ofstudent programs
P... EG INA OLIVER ' 75, ed ito r
DAVID BROWN ' 75, associate editor
KIM COSTELLO ' 94, assistant editor
SARAH M CCARTY ' 96, designer
STEPHANIE MlLLER ' 83, adv. 00. & promotions coord.
DIANA PALMER ' 86, managing editor & art director
LISA SMITH ' 94 (MSLS), online coordinator
RECORDS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
RoGER NELSEN, dir. ofailmmi records & info. systems
TRACY Cl-UtlSMON, records assistant
tracy_chrisl/ lolI@I1nc.edu; 962-3737
JULIE GONYA, network administrator
MAltTHA MILLS ' 80, records assistant
marfha_, nills@,mc.edu; 962-358 5
JOAN PENDERGRAPH, asst. director of aiunU1i records
joall-pellde~~raph@lIlIc. edll; 962- 3580
ADAM PHELPS ' 98, records assistant
adatll-phe1ps@lIr Tc.edl1; 962-3739
J ULIE TRO T TER ' 85, records assistant
j lllie_fl'Oller@lIr Tc.edll; 962-3738
STARLA WAltD, records assistant
sfarla_" Jard@wlc.edu; 962-3584
in Managing Your Career
Traditionally, colleges and universities have provided career services for students that focus on planning and placement
- helping students make initial career choices
and get that first job. These undergraduate services have a strong emphasis on connecting
students with employers and recruiters through
resume drops and job fairs.
The CAA's Alumni Career Services offers
sometfling different, emphasizing career man-
agement rather than placement. Counseling,
coaching and assessment are provided to help
alumni make satisfactory career changes and
manage their careers more effectively.
Because one size does not fit all, we work
to provide one-on-one, customized approaches
to meet the unique needs ofalumni. Some have
experienced job loss as a result of downsizing.
Others are considering changing jobs because
they are dissatisfied with their career choice.
And many are looking for ways to get greater
satisfaction and balance in their lives as well as
their careers. Alumni Career Services helps
alumni determine who they are, where they
want to go and how they are going to get there.
Who are you?
The first step in any career campaign is
self-knowledge. You can't begin to market
yourself until you know what you want and
what you have to offer. The CAA offers a
variety ofassessment instruments to help
determine per onality, interests, desirable skills
and values. These assessment instruments can
help you design and maintain your career by
getting to know the person you are.
One of the most frequently used inventories
is the M yers-Briggs Type Indicator, which
emphasizes personality preferences as a factor
in career satisfaction. The METI, a paper-and-
pencil assessment, measures preferences in terms
of where you get energy, how you take in
information, how you make decisions and how
you operate in the eJ,,'ternal world. By unlocking
the secrets about your personality you can find
a career that truly suits you.
DISCOVER is an interactive, computer-
assisted information system that can help identify
interests, abilities and job values. It also allows
you to find occupations based on your profile,
compare various occupations, develop answers
to tough interview questions, get salary
information and link to helpful Web sites.
if Yo" Knew /If/ho You Were, YOll COI.lld Be /If/ho
You Are is a workbook that combines several
instruments that assess your "style" at work
(based 011. METI), your career type, motivated
skills, career anchors, values, as well as internal
with liNDA CONKLIN
barriers to success. This workbook frequently
is used by alumni who can't come into the CAA's
resource center for testing. When you complete
the assessments, you can schedule an appointment to discuss your results and further actions.
Where are J'OIi going?
Who is hiring' What are they paying? Whom
do you contact? What jobs are hot? How do you
get started in a career? The CAA provides an
Alunmi Advisor Network that can help you get
the answers to these questions. Networking is
the most effective means offinding ajob, and
the CAA's network ofmore than 5,000 UNC
alumni can help explore career options, gain
information about careers and generate net-
You also can access ProNet, an Internet-based
career service that uses software technology to
match your skills and interests with employment
opportunities at many of the world's leading
companies. Contact Alumni Career Services
for a ProNet user ID number and password.
How are YOII going to get there?
Coaching is a process tllat helps the client,
in partnership with the coach, set better goals
and reach them more quickly. In career man-
agement, coaching may help the client change
jobs, negotiate a better working environment,
start a new business or achieve better balance
between work and family. Coaching also can
be used to write a better resume, handle tough
interview questions and create job search
strategies (and carry them out).
Coaching sessions are conducted by phone
and are available to clients anywhere in the
world. Most clients call in weekly for a
half-hour session for a minimum of four weeks,
although many continue for a longer time.
Alunmi Career Services provides you, as a
CAA member, with a full range ofaffordable,
accessible services. We encourage you to use
the services to manage your career or to navi-
gate a career transition.
Linda Conklil1 is the CAA coordinator ifAlw11IIi
Career Services. For more information on career-
related issues, contact /rer at (919) 962-3749 or by
e-Inail at lin.da_col'I.klirr@Unc.edu.
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