May 6

Finals are over!!  Here’s hoping they went well, and you’re ready to put Spring 2020 behind you and move on to summer.  If you’re taking summer classes, think about ways you can make online learning better for yourself this summer – or you can always push pause on classes until the fall semester.  Seniors, we’ll miss you and can’t wait to help you celebrate your graduation soon!

Health Professions Advising Summer Schedule:

Summer is the season for health professional school applications.  During the summer months of May, June and July:

  • 20-minute appointments are available for juniors, seniors, and alumni who plan to submit an application this summer.  A resume (draft is ok) should be emailed in advance of these appointments.
  • 10-minute Quick Zoom appointments are also available for any currently enrolled UNC student or alum.

Please stay tuned to these listserv emails, and the HPA Calendar of Events for additional summer programming announcements!

  1. Open and Upcoming Application Cycles 
  2. Virtual Information Sessions
  3. UNC Chapel Hill Upward Bound Summer Virtual Academy – Now Hiring
  4. First Destination Survey
  5. Carolina Center for Public Service:  volunteer opportunities and nonprofit needs​
  6. Carolina Covid-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC)
  7. Fulbright US Student Program 2020 – 2021
  8. Free Test Prep Options
  9. Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative
  10. Resume Books for Job/Internship Seeking Students Impacted by COVID-19

1.  Application Cycles for Fall 2021 Admission

The following application cycles for Fall 2021 admission are now open:

Upcoming Application Cycles:

  • Dental:  May 12
  • Optometry:  June 30
  • Physical Therapy:  July 2 (Tentative)
  • Occupational Therapy:  Mid-July
  • Pharmacy: July 14 (Tentative)
  • Podiatry:  Early August

2.  Virtual Information Sessions

May 5th:  UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing virtual Q&A sessions, 11am.  Register here

May 13th:  Trinity School of Medicine Webinar:  Becoming A Physician  Register here

May 19th:  2020 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair, 2-9pm.   Register now

May 20th: UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing virtual Q&A sessions, 11am.  Register here

June 2nd:  Optometry Virtual Fair, 9am – 7pm.  Register now

June 15th:  UNC Bachelor of Science in Nursing virtual Q&A sessions, 5:30-7:30.  Register here

June 24th:  PA Virtual Fair, 9am – 9am.  Register now

August 7th:  Genetic Counseling Workshop, hosted by Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals.  $10, 8:30 – 1:10pm. Register now

3.  UNC Chapel Hill Upward Bound Summer Virtual Academy – Now Hiring

The Upward Bound Program, a Program component of the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office, is currently hiring for Supplemental Instructors (4), Pre-College Mentors (7), and a Bridge Coordinator (1) for The Upward Bound Summer Virtual Academy.

The UNC Upward Bound Program is a Federal TRiO Program funded to serve 102 eligible high school Scholars in select schools in Durham, Chatham, and Lee Counties. Our goal is to help Scholars build the skills and motivation necessary to pursue and succeed in college and attain a Bachelor’s degree. Each summer, the Program offers a comprehensive, 6-week Summer Program that provides academic enrichment, professional development, and personal growth opportunities for participants. Upward Bound Scholars engage in Math, Science, English, Spanish, History, and elective courses throughout the Summer.

Please note that a number of our paid, UNC Upward Bound Summer Team Member positions have been posted. We are seeking talented individuals to fill the following roles:

  • ·      Upward Bound Supplemental Instructor: Professionals and/or Graduate Students with teaching experience in core academic subjects (Seeking Math, Science, English, and Spanish Supplemental Instructors)
  • ·       Upward Bound Pre-College Mentors: Undergraduate/Graduate Students to tutor/mentor participants this summer.
  • ·       Upward Bound Bridge Coordinator: Professional or Graduate Student with experience helping students prepare for transitioning into college.

Applications are available on our website at and may be submitted online or downloaded from the website and submitted to . The required materials for each application can be uploaded at the end of the online application.

The application deadline is Friday, May 15th, 2020. Please note applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Offers are extended as applications are received and reviewed. Consequently, it is important to submit applications early.

Please pass this information along to your networks, students you advise/support and anyone else you believe would be a good fit. More information can be found on our website at

If you are passionate about working with bright and talented Scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds, we encourage you apply to be a part of the Summer Upward Bound Team.

Should applicants have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Good at or 919-962-1281.

4.  First Destination Survey from University Career Services

We hope that this message finds you well and safe. Graduation is so close, congratulations! Although the current ongoing COVID-19 situation certainly provides unique challenges to your graduating class, this is quite an accomplishment. University Career Services (UCS) is here to help you navigate these uncharted waters, and we are excited to announce that we have extended access to our services to you through May 2021.

Please take a few minutes to complete our annual First Destination Survey.  This survey is extremely important for many reasons, including UNC rankings and accreditation.  All personal information is protected, and results are only shared in aggregate form. If you have accepted a job or plan on attending graduate school, please take a few minutes to complete so that we can continue to collect and share this very important data.  By completing the survey, you will be entered to win either a set of AirPods, a pair of noise-canceling headphones, or a wireless speaker (courtesy of UCS) or $250 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Handshake).  Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

5.  From Carolina Center for Public Service:  Coronavirus – related and other volunteer opportunities and nonprofit needs​

  • ·       The state government has organized a webpage for coronavirus-related volunteer opportunities across North Carolina.
  • ·       Submit this form if you’re interested in volunteering with a public agency in Orange County.
  • ·       Visit the Chapel Hill Community Post website for self-identified community needs in the Chapel Hill area.
  • ·       This blog post by Commissioner Sally Greene provides ideas on remote support in Orange County.
  • ·       The Raleigh News and Observer is maintaining a list of local nonprofits working to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, along with ways you can contribute.
  • ·       Consider searching online for similar programs wherever you live.
  • ·       Participating in the U.S. Census is an important means of civic engagement, especially as coronavirus may disrupt the count. Do your part and fill out the census online. Students who were living on campus have already been counted. Students who were living off-campus, please respond online with your school address.
  • ·       NC 211, the statewide number for North Carolinians to call during the COVID-19 crisis, needs volunteers to help answer calls. Review information about the hotline and contact United Way for more information.
  • ·       Visit the Activate Good website for a list of remote volunteer opportunities.
  • ·       This Idealist column provides additional ideas on virtual volunteering.
  • ·       Michigan State put together this great list of virtual volunteer opportunities


6.  Carolina Covid-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC)

Student leaders from the School of Medicine have partnered with the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to form The Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC). The Carolina CSSC increases the capacity of health professional students to engage in service-learning. The Carolina CSSC is an adaptation of CSSC National at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and is in partnership with many stakeholders across UNC-Chapel Hill, including the Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, UNC Rural, and North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). You can sign up to volunteer or submit a project need online.

7.  Fulbright US Student Program 2020 – 2021

Despite the current uncertainties, the Fulbright US Student Program is proceeding in the next academic year and has just announced its deadline:  Sept. 28th.  This program allows graduating seniors, masters students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 160 countries.  US citizens are eligible to apply.

8. Free Test Prep

Free Info Sessions and Practice Tests from The Princeton Review

Altius – Free Science and MCAT Tutoring

9.  Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), in partnership with NC AHEC, has been engaged by the NC Department of Health and Human Services to hire and train staff to support existing efforts of local health departments to track the transmission of COVID-19 in North Carolina. CCNC/NC AHEC will assist local health departments in meeting the surge in demand for contract tracing staff expected when more widespread COVID-19 testing begins.

Contact tracing is a key element in Governor Cooper’s strategy of testing, tracing and trends aimed at gradually easing stay-at-home-restrictions and supporting a safe economic recovery.

CCNC is hiring a Statewide Contact Tracing Team to contact North Carolinians who have been exposed to COVID-19, explain how they can keep themselves and others safe, and connect them to necessary healthcare resources.

Join the team working to protect North Carolinians from COVID-19 while safely reopening North Carolina!

10.  Tar Heels Resume Books for Job/Internship Seeking Students Impacted by COVID-19.
Are you still seeking a Summer Internship or Full-Time Job? University Career Services is excited to launch the Tar Heels Resume Books to support Carolina Students during COVID-19. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your Resume seen by employers who have actively engaged with UNC. Additionally, the Resume Books will be sent to Alumni, Friends, and Family of Carolina to ensure that you get the maximum exposure and support! RSVP DEADLINE ON HANDSHAKE is 5pm MAY 22.

Tar Heels Resume Book: Summer Internship Seekers


Tar Heels Resume Book: Full-Time Job Seekers 



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