GAA Annual Members
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It’s easy. When you renew your GAA membership, pay by credit
card and request to have your membership automatically renew
each year at the prevailing rate.
We’ll do the rest. Instead of annual renewal notices, we’ll send
you a reminder 60 days before your annual membership is charged
to your credit card.
In return. You’ll receive personalized
Carolina mailing labels when you
sign up and each year with
your reminder so you can
display your Tar Heel pride on
all your outgoing mail.
For more information about the
GAA’s automatic renewal plan,
please call us at (800) 962–0742.
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have fewer openings, hiring in certain
other areas hasn’t changed much, said Stiles
of University Career Services. Consulting
firms and some federal government agencies are hiring. “There’s still an incredible
demand for computer science, teachers,
nurses, pharmacy students, actuarial —
those areas. We still see a demand for the
highest level scientists — science and
health Ph.D.s and technical Ph.D.s.” On
the other hand, he predicts a difficult year
for those with doctorates in English and
for those seeking journalism, advertising,
public relations, hospitality and entertainment jobs.
Stiles expects that nonprofit hiring will
be mixed. Organizations with multi-year
grants or foundation support might not be
affected, he said; those that depend on
year-to-year funding through the United
Way and the like will feel the pinch.
Alumni job-seekers and those who
advise them stress the importance of staying open to a range of options — and of
After his layoff from Merrill Lynch,
Tibrewala asked whether he could work
there as an intern until his visa runs out
June 30. He also began applying to other
financial firms in the hope that one would
hire him and sponsor a work visa. If nothing pans out, he’ll go home to India, work
for a year and then — as he has long
planned — begin an MBA in Europe or
the U.S. Meanwhile, he remains upbeat.
“The only difference is where I’ll go for
that one year,” he says. “In these turbulent
markets, it doesn’t really matter as long as
I’m working in finance, which I will be.”
He considers himself fortunate to have
gotten the Merrill Lynch job and to have
developed that network of contacts. “I got
a good seven months of work experience,”
he says. “I see that more as a bonus than
Bennett advises: “The main thing is to
figure out what you really want to do long
term and, from there, just be open to anything that can get you where you want to
be 10 to 15 years from now. You know it’s
going to pick up.”
— Kathleen Kearns
For more information, call (919) 962-7052
or visit alumni.unc.edu.
GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ONLINE: For more about the GAA’s Alumni
Career Services, visit
careerservices. Visit University Career Services