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University Career Center Launches Hire-A-Niner

The University Career Center has launched Hire-A-Niner, a new online system with a host of advanced features designed to connect UNC Charlotte students and alumni with employers.

Students and alumni can use Hire-A-Niner to connect to more than 7,000 positions each year, including full-time-jobs, 49erships (internships), co-ops, and part-time jobs. New features for students and alumni include a built-in resume creator, resource library, hire reporting, and online career tools, such as Going Global and CareerSpots. Students can log in to Hire-A-Niner using their NinerNet credentials, making access to the system quick and easy. Additional features will be rolled out over the next year, including faculty accounts and career fair registration.

The University Career Center’s Director, Denise Dwight Smith, shares, "Hire-A-Niner exemplifies the focus of our office on supporting the diverse needs of students and employers. By implementing this new system, we will continue to enhance our programs and services related to full-time employment, experiential learning, off-campus student employment, service learning, and mentoring and shadowing."

Continuing Education Begins Brown Bag Series

Starting this summer, UNC Charlotte's Continuing Education department will offer a series of free educational events covering a variety of topics.

The Brown Bag Series begins with a seminar on Becoming Social Security Savvy on August 6 at 12:00 PM at our Center City location. The discussion's topics will include how Social Security benefits are calculated, how benefits are taxed, maximizing spousal and survivor benefits, and personal claiming decisions. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of how monthly Social Security income changes based on the age at which you claim, strategic ideas for maximizing your personal Social Security benefits, and insight on how to incorporate Social Security into a comprehensive retirement income strategy.

This is event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.