Volume 6 | February 21, 2022
Higher Education to NC Government Careers
Your Career, Your State. Work for NC. 
Who We Are
The mission of Higher Education to NC Government (Ed2NC) Careers 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 State Human Resources (OSHR) and the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP), Ed2NC is committed to helping match qualified talent with competitive jobs at state government agencies.

The State of North Carolina Internships
Apply by Feb. 28 for NCDNCR’s
HBCU/MIHE Summer Internship Program
The Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU) & Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHE) Internship is a paid, 10-week program designed to expose, engage and educate students by giving them tangible, real-world experience with various divisions within the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. DNCR has partnered with North Carolina’s HBCUs and MIHEs to provide this opportunity to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Based on a 40-hour workweek, essential components of the program include professional development, leadership training, and networking opportunities. 

Apply by Feb. 28 for NCDOT’s
Summer Engineering Assistants Program

The Summer Engineering Assistants Program offers paid internships for eligible students majoring in engineering.​ Participants gain valuable experience that counts toward eligibility for permanent employment with the NC Department of Transportation. 
NCDEQ Launches NEW
Student Training Experience Program (STEP) Initiative
Application Opens March 2022
The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is excited to announce the Student Training Experience Program (STEP) Initiative! The program seeks talented and motivated students to apply for paid summer work opportunities within DEQ. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience and learn more about DEQ’s role in protecting the environment. The application deadline, start date, and pay rate will be updated on DEQ's website in March.

The State of North Carolina offers a customized job alert system that will send a notification via email when a position matching students' interests/skills becomes available. Click here to choose from over one hundred areas of interest to receive an email notification.
What does Gen Z want out of work?
Gianna Prudente, Associate News Editor at LinkedIn, writes that "Gen Z is the youngest generation in the workforce and they’re already rewriting the rules. From how they search for their next opportunities to their openness about “taboo” topics at work, these early-career professionals aren’t afraid to do things differently." 

Their willingness to go against the norm is seen in what they want out of their jobs and what they look for in prospective employers. While older generations highly value compensation and benefits, Gen Zers are prioritizing organizational values and flexibility. Though pay and related factors are still important, they are only one part of the package. Read the full article.

Source: LinkedIn News
State Agency Spotlight
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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (DA&CS) strives to be a globally recognized leader in agricultural promotion; sound stewardship of forests, farmland and natural resources; plant and animal health; food safety and consumer protection that is committed to quality leadership, fiscal responsibility, empowering our dedicated employees to excel in agency operations, to ensure prosperity for all North Carolinians.

DA&CS offers positions in all 50 counties within North Carolina and is best known for the Western Mountain State Fair and the NC State Fair. Employees are encouraged to work exhibits as part of their workday. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Research Technician, Meat & Poultry Inspector I, Standards Inspector, and Chemistry Technician I.

Learn more about the Inspector position within the Standard Division of DA&CS.
For more information, contact:
Kathy O'Neal
Employment & Compensation Manager
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
For more information, view DA&CS agency fast facts
NC College Spotlight
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In celebration of Black History Month, Ed2NC will spotlights North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). North Carolina has 12 HBCUs, including the oldest in the South, Raleigh's Shaw University, founded in 1865, and North Carolina's newest HBCU, North Carolina Central University, founded in 1910 in Durham. Ten of these schools continue to operate today:
North Carolina's HBCUs generate $1.7 billion in total economic impact in their communities and beyond, creating substantial economic returns year after year. The state's workforce is bolstered by a steady supply of highly trained and success oriented HBCU graduates.

Did You Know?
ABC11 dedicated an hour to the rich history and culture of North Carolina's HBCUs: 

Contact Andrea Bennett to join the HBCUs & MSI Recruiting Subgroup.

State Employee Spotlight

Do you know a state employee who is a
recent college graduate and loves their career?

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