Advice from Sally Seahawk


Genevieve Guenther

Sally Seahawk, Staff Writer

I was a student living in the university apartments and I got reassigned to live in an off-campus apartment. Since my roommates and I have moved off campus they have started partying a lot. How can I confront them?

This is an issue that is almost expected to occur for most students after this transition. When you live on campus you have more supervision and restrictions. Moving off campus eliminates all of these rules that you were previously forced to follow, which gives everyone more freedom. Most college students’ first reaction to freedom is to start partying more. The best thing you could do is express your concerns to them. You could let them know that even though your living arrangements have changed you still want to keep the same routine that you had in your on-campus apartment. Some people respond better if you come up with a fair agreement that both sides agree on. You could ask them to keep the partying to only on the weekends. That way you would have a fair chance to get your schoolwork done during the week, but they also get a fair chance to do what they want on the weekends.

I’m in the process of applying for jobs since I am graduating in December and I need help creating my resume. Is the career center a good resource?

The career center is a great resource for helping put together a resume! I would highly recommend visiting them and asking as many questions as you want. The people that work there are always super nice and helpful. You can make an appointment by calling the Career Center at 910-962-3174. You can also go when they are having express lane hours. The hours for this are Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. Their website is also full of useful information about creating resumes if you wanted to get started on one on your own. There is actually an event called Resumania going on today at the career center until 4 p.m. For this event, you can bring in your resume and have it critiqued by employers, recruiters, and career center staff. A waffle bar will be there, so you can get your resume done and get free food; it’s a win-win!

I used SeaWork last year to find an internship, but when I tried to look at it again I noticed that it has been changed to Handshake. Is this just as helpful?

Handshake is just as helpful as SeaWork! It might even be more helpful. With Handshake, it is easier to find internships and jobs based on your major, degree type and interests. SeaWork only gave you the option to choose between part-time and full-time jobs. Handshake gives you more options to filter the search results, so you would be able to find an internship that better suits you. Another awesome feature that the program offers is the opportunity for students to make an online career profile. You can upload your resume and make it viewable to prospective employers. This also allows you to learn about upcoming career fairs and events that you might be interested in. The best thing about this program is that you not only have access to it now but as a UNCW alumni you will always have access to this great resource.