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Darla Moore School of Business


Communications and Employability

Creating excellence in our students requires developing both hard and soft skills. For our employers, excellent functional skills are a cost of entry. What sets students apart are the interpersonal skills, leadership, innovation, teamwork and professionalism that make business knowledge and skills more effective. Students with these skills get great job offers and earn promotions earlier in their careers.

Strategies to create successful graduates

The Moore School’s curriculum is designed to be just as demanding as the global marketplace. To achieve this, we have launched the Undergraduate Excellence Initiative. This integrated effort will make our already-strong programs even stronger by increasing the rigor of course content and the depth of what is covered across all majors, requiring business courses from the moment students start college, higher GPA and statistics advancement requirements and the infusion of high-level business analytics — the foundation for strategic problem-solving now and into the future.

In addition to our rigorous academic curriculum in functional business courses, the Moore School produces well-rounded graduates who offer prospective employers the kind of communication, interpersonal and leadership skills necessary for success in business.

In addition to a variety of communication courses required in the Carolina Core curriculum, all Moore School students gain skills and confidence through team projects, internships and consulting projects, case presentations and course work.

Required courses:

  • BADM 301 — Business Careers in the Global Economy
  • MGMT 250 — Professional Communication

 

Communication and Professional Development Resources

Office of Career Management

Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Office of Career Management can help you find internships and permanent employment in addition to offering a variety of recruiting opportunities, as well as extensive job search training and other programs to prepare our students to find employment.

We prepare our students for a relevant, accurate and successful job search by developing and delivering value-added training focused on career exploration and job search skills development. To accomplish this, we provide a practical, step-by-step look at the key job search areas. 

Areas of career management covered:

  • Resume development
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search planning and research
  • Networking techniques
  • Lifelong career planning
  • Career and internship fairs

Center for Business Communication

The Center for Business Communication is a free service for the entire Moore School student community. The CBC is one of the first centers of its kind in the United States and is considered a model for other business schools. 

CBC offers:

  • Individual tutoring to help improve your written projects.
  • Practice facilities and coaching for your speeches and presentations.
  • Help for faculty who want to develop communication-intensive assignments.
  • Language learning support for non-native speakers of English.