Volume 4 | September 29, 2021
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
Graduate Associate
Higher Education to NC Government Careers
NC Office of State Human Resources

Work Location: Remote
Hours: 20 hours per week
Length of Assignment: Tentative start date – November 15, 2021 - April 29, 2022
Salary: $17-$20/hr based on knowledge and experience
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Ed2NC is looking for an intellectually curious and motivated graduate student to support our work. The successful candidate has experience turning ideas and concepts into user-friendly and visually appealing materials, is a self-starter, has a desire to learn, and can work independently and with a team.  

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited North Carolina Institution of Higher Education.
Application Process: Please email a cover letter, a current resume, a completed PD 107, and two references to Andrea Bennett, Talent Acquisition Consultant at [email protected]

Ed2NC Micro-Internships Pilot Program

In partnership with state government agencies and North Carolina colleges and universities, the Ed2NC Micro-Internship Pilot Program will provide current North Carolina college students with a paid short-term project (10 to 40 hours). These projects will allow students to explore different roles, perform specific skill-based assignments, gaining skills employers seek, and helping sponsoring agencies. To access the Micro-Internship Pilot Program details, visit Ed2NC Micro-Internship Program. 

Agency Project Proposal submission deadline: Friday, October 1.
Micro-Internship Student Application opens Monday, October 18.
Internship Opportunity with NC Philanthropy Liaison
The NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) has a paid spring internship opportunity (with the option to start sooner) available with the Philanthropy Liaison. The intern will work on various projects and with partners from state government, philanthropy, and others. 

Application Process: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and sample work product to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to those received by Friday, October 22.

The State of North Carolina does not require applicants to submit a resume unless stated in the job posting. However, applicants can upload a resume as an attachment if they choose. To receive credit for all work history and credentials, applicants must list all relevant information on the application form. Applications will be marked incomplete if "See Resume" is listed in the work experience section of the application in lieu of providing a description of work.
Recruiting Top Gen-Z Talent In A Post-Pandemic World
On the cusp of their professional lives, Generation-Z was looking forward to joining the workforce in the midst of a strong economy. Enter COVID-19—and all of that changed overnight.

A new survey by Tallo asked nearly 10,000 high school and college students about their shifting perspectives on work and what’s important to them in their first full-time position. Compared to 2019, young people are significantly more likely to prioritize financial stability, hone their networking skills, and consider moving for the right offer.

Tapping into the next generation of talent has become more strategic than ever. Mark Pena, Forbes Contributor, describes six ways recruiters can pivot to gain Generation-Z’s attention on the job front. Read the full article.

Source: Forbes
State Agency Spotlight
If you would like to be featured, please visit us on the web.
The mission of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is to safeguard and preserve the lives and property of the people of North Carolina through prevention, protection, and preparation with integrity and honor. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where employees are engaged, accountable, and recognized for their contributions to enhancing public safety in North Carolina.

DPS offers job opportunities for individuals with a high school diploma or GED certificate, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Administrative Associates, Health Care Technicians, Correctional Officer, and Youth Counselor Technician.

Learn more about other job opportunities with DPS:
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Bridgers
Human Resource Recruiter
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
NC College Spotlight
If you would like to be featured, please visit us on the web.
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a comprehensive, regional NC Promise institution located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian mountains of Cullowhee, North Carolina. WCU's 600-acre mountain campus is surrounded by one of the most biodiverse regions in the state that provides students unparalleled learning and adventure opportunities.

WCU offers residential, hybrid, and online programs for 120+ undergraduate and 40+ graduate degrees at the main campus in Cullowhee, an instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville, and wherever students are through distance learning.

Did You Know?
WCU is a top 5 college for undergraduate research, outdoor adventure college, a top institutional choice for military veterans and families, and rated one of the best providers for online programs. WCU is also ranked as a leading university for student civic engagement and an outstanding environmentally responsible college.

WCU invites employers to actively attract, engage, and recruit students through career fairs, recruitment tables, information workshops, in-class presentations, on-campus interviews, industry/career panels, and special events, including regional employment sessions. 

For more information, contact:
Theresa Cruz Paul
Director, Center for Career and Professional Development

State Employee Spotlight

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

Upcoming Events and Announcements
Questions, Comments and Feedback
We want to hear from you!
Please contact Andrea Bennett to contribute content
or to submit an idea for our newsletter.