Volume 3 | July 30, 2021
Higher Education to NC Government Career Initiative 
Your Career, Your State. Work for NC. 
Who We Are
The mission of the Higher Education to NC Government (Ed2NC) Career Initiative is to bring together leaders in state government and higher education to help create a pipeline of talent by connecting students and recent graduates with careers in state government.

A collaborative effort between the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) and NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR), Ed2NC is committed to helping match qualified talent
with competitive jobs at state government agencies.

The State of North Carolina Internships
Meah Harris
Summer Intern
NC Office of State Human Resources

Meah Harris is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Meah was excited to have the opportunity to take the knowledge she gained in the classroom and see how that knowledge was utilized in a state government human resources department.
Meah’s internship with the NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) provided her the opportunity to get hands-on experience and exposure to the many disciplines of human resources. During her internship, Meah assisted with Ed2NC program development by providing her insight and skills in developing a database to be utilized on the Ed2NC website; she drafted the program brochure for the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence; she researched and helped craft human resource policies; she actively participated in OSHR meetings with internal and external stakeholders; and she even had the opportunity to design motion graphics and post social media content specific to human resources for LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Meah applied through the State North Carolina Internship Program. Applications for Summer 2022 open this fall. Learn more about other state government internships.
The State of North Carolina does not require applicants to submit a cover letter unless stated in the job posting. However, applicants can upload a cover letter as an attachment if they choose.
Maximizing University-Government Talent Partnerships
The North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships hosts Monthly Connect, a series of panel discussions on topics relevant to partnerships among state government, research institutions, and philanthropy.

The speakers shared examples of existing university-government talent partnerships and work underway to diversify North Carolina’s government workforce, highlighted the value of these efforts for students, job seekers, and employers. The speakers discussed strategies for increasing their impact and provided tips for others who may want to make progress in this area. 

Subscribe to NC Office of Strategic Partnerships Highlights emails (monthly) and Monthly Connect invites. 

State Agency Spotlight
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of North Carolina fishing, hunting, trapping, and boating laws.

The Commission conserves North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and provides programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation. 

The Commission employs more than 590 full-time staff across the state. Entry-level positions include Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer, Administrative Specialist, Conservation Biologist I, and Wildlife Conservation Tech I.

The benefits of working for the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission are "nature" being your office, community involvement, and helping to conserve North Carolina wildlife.

For more information, contact:
Bob Schultz
Recruitment Specialist
919.707.0104 |[email protected]

NC College Spotlight
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) is a public research university in Charlotte. Founded in 1946, It is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region and is the second largest University in the UNC System.

UNC Charlotte leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer exemplary undergraduate programs in computer science, communication studies, finance, psychology, and health systems management. 

Forty-nine states are represented within the student body as well as 25 countries. With an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students, 24% are age 25 or older.

Did You Know?
The College of Computing and Informatics is the largest computing college in North Carolina and the Belk College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Carolinas.

2021 Best Undergraduate Business Program by US News & World Report
2021 Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program by US News & World Report
#3 Online Bachelor Program in North Carolina by US News & World Report
#9 Top Colleges in North Carolina by Intelligent.com

For more information, contact:
Patrick Madsen
Executive Director, University Career Center
704.687.0795 | [email protected] 

State Employee Spotlight

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recent college graduate and loves their career?

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