Welcome to the Careers section of the SILS Website!

Career Development at SILS encompasses three areas: exploring different information careers and industries, developing career related skills to succeed in these roles, and connecting with alumni and employers. Our goal at SILS is to offer career development guidance and services so that our students can gain the relevant experience they need during their program to be successful in their post-SILS positions.

Appointments for students are now made through the University Career Services Handshake platform.  Please visit careers.unc.edu and access the Appointments tab.  After entering your ONYEN, select 'SILS Career Appointment' to find my calendar.

Questions can be addressed to SILS' Career Services Coordinator, Lori Haight

2017 First Destinations Report

The First Destinations report, compiled and published annually by the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), provides an overview of the initial career paths taken by recent graduates.  For the December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 graduates of the School’s Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), and Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) programs, we have the following data: 

BSIS: Based on an 100% knowledge rate (35 of 35), 86% of BSIS graduates have jobs or are in graduate school.  

MSIS: Based on an 100% knowledge rate (21 of 21), 95% of MSIS graduates have jobs or are in graduate school.

MSLS: Based on an 98% knowledge rate (44 of 45), 89% of MSLS graduates have jobs.

Click here for a pdf with highlights from the report.

First Destination 2017

It's amazing where a degree from SILS will take you!

Our graduates work in companies and institutions around the world, including:


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