Sure, Charlotte is one of the most vibrant, fastest-growing metro areas in the country. To us, it's also our classroom and our playground. Our city's thriving business, healthcare and non-profit sectors create ample opportunities for you to learn and grow through internships, research, service opportunities and leisure time activities.
We know how important it is to gain practical experience that will help you in the workplace. That's why we require internships, and give you credit for them. In fact, 100% of our students do internships, compared to the national average of 62% (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Because Charlotte is such a vibrant city, a meaningful internship that sparks your passion won't be hard to find. Our students have recently completed internships at companies including:
Bank of America
Carolinas Healthcare System
Latin American Coalition
City of Charlotte
Parks & Recreation
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Carolina Panthers Radio
McColl Center for Arts + Innovation
"Charlotte ranks 2nd in the country for best areas for job-seeking college graduates"
Our motto - not to be served, but to serve - is more than a quote hanging on a wall. We live it. In fact, more than 90% of our students participate in service while they're here. Charlotte has a dynamic non-profit sector that makes it easy to find a place to volunteer. Some students serve as lunch or reading buddies in local schools. Some take our annual mission trip to Guatemala where they work with churches and other non-profits to help rural communities. Whether locally or globally engaged, our students are giving to others and learning more about themselves.
Charlotte is alive with arts, sports, restaurants, nightlife and lots of outdoor activities. You might catch Panthers fever if you come to Queens. We're about three miles from the stadium. More than likely, you will visit one of our international museums, go to a Friday night gallery crawl, see more than one off-Broadway show or concert, eat at great restaurants and browse the boutiques and shops that make up some of the best shopping in the Southeast.
Learn more about what Charlotte offers on Charlotte's Got A Lot. Or you can see how much you can fit into just a day and a half in our city in the New York Times' 36 Hours in Charlotte, NC.
Come See for Yourself
We'd love to show our Charlotte campus. Schedule a campus tour or attend one of our admissions events. Or you can visit from your screen: picture yourself on our campus with our digital viewbook. Want more information? Let us tell you more.