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Get Involved with Alumni Chapters

Alumni chapters give Seahawks the ability to connect with others who share a common interest or live in the same region. As alumni programming continues to grow, chapters remain at the core of keeping alumni connected. Events are seasonal and vary depending on the location or group preferences.

The Cape Fear Area Chapter, where the largest concentration of alumni lives, hosts over four events each year.

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Use CareerShift and LinkedIn to research employers in the Wilmington area that are in your industry.  Search jobs at those companies, see who you know, network, and conduct informational interviews with those employers.

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The Wilmington Job Market

The job market in Wilmington is tough!  While there are jobs, you have to start early and reach out through networking, and hitting the pavement.

Join organizations, meet new people, get involved with things you are interested in, volunteer – all to network, and learn about opportunities!

Networking Groups in Wilmington

Wilmington Young Professionals Wilmington Young Professionals is an organization that provides young professionals who live and work in New Hanover County the opportunity to make connections with other young professionals (under age 40) in the city. Wilmington Young Professionals Blog:

Like us on Facebook-- WilmingtonYoungProfessionalsNetwork: Follow us on twitter-- @WilmYoungProf

Port City Young Professionals The Port City Young Professionals (PCYP) is a network of professionals in their 20’s and 30’s designed to engage and introduce young professionals to Greater Wilmington’s vast resources and opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter @PCYP

Wilmington Minority Professionals Networking Group The Wilmington Minority Professional Networking Group (WMPNG) was started to address the challenges facing Wilmington’s Minority professionals. The organization is dedicated to bringing together diverse people who live and work in Wilmington, N.C., and share similar backgrounds and experiences for personal and professional awareness, interaction, and development.

For more information visit:

Business Networking International -Coastal NC is the premier BNI chapter in the Cape Fear Region. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. There are over 5000 chapters in 42 countries. BNI offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Please refer to their web site for contacts and meeting details.

**Groups and their activity level changes periodically.  Be sure to search other groups/areas of interest that may fall in line with your desired career path.**

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