Career Coaching & Internships

Our staff is dedicated to your lifetime career success.

Pfeiffer’s career coaching services begin when you first arrive on campus and extend beyond your graduation.

Interview Preparation

An interview serves as your introduction to a potential employer. You want to shine. Our interview preparation services and workshops develop and strengthen your interview skills. Read more here.


Utilize alumni, faculty and student organization relationships to network for opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. Talk to your faculty advisor and student organization leaders about meeting potential employers in your field of study.


Get practical experience and impress future employers through internships. Explore:

  • Academic Internships – Internships within the academic community
  • Non-academic Internships – Internships with corporate or government entities

Internship Spotlight: Michelin

Zac Chilton, an exercise science major, participated in an internship opportunity at Michelin, one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. Through his internship, Zac developed a stretching regimen for Michelin’s 425 workers to perform prior to work shifts. The goal of the stretching program is to prevent injuries incurred on the job.

During his internship, Zac gathered, analyzed and interpreted data on work-related injuries and used that information to create the stretching program.

Another exercise science and biology major, Whitney Jaffe, also interned with Michelin. She created health advice packets for Michelin employees, suggesting inexpensive and simple lifestyle changes to improve overall employee health.

Preston Gray, Michelin site manager, says, “Students gain real-world experiences that better prepare them for life after college and Michelin gets the benefit of passionate, well-trained new experts in the field.”

Director of Internships and Career Planning

Caroline Sawyer
(704) 463-3026

[email protected]

Office of Career Services and Internships

Stokes 222
Misenheimer campus
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Email or call to request weekend or evening appointments.