Career Courses

Career Events & Workshops
Each semester, there are many events
and workshops
to help you network and
prepare for a future career!

Online CareerSpot Videos
Unable to attend a course
or workshop? Check out these
short CareerSpot videos
for useful tips on resumes,
internships, job search, and more!

Questions?
612-624-7577
clacareer@umn.edu

The University of Minnesota offers a variety of courses, workshops, and events to provide you career guidance. These resources help you write effective resumes and cover letters, offer you information on how to manage social media professionally, and host practice interviews. These are just a few of the many ways the U of M can assist you with working on your career plan.

CLA Career Services also offers career and pre-law courses that are specifically designed for CLA students. They will prepare you to showcase and use your liberal-arts advantage as you explore and pursue your career path.

ID 1201 Major and Career Exploration (2 credits)

Ideal for freshmen and sophomore students

Are you undecided about which major to choose, or wondering what careers are an option with the major you have chosen? This course begins with a self assessment, then helps you explore a wide variety of major and career options based on your skills and interests. You will also learn how internships, community service, work experience, & travel can impact your future success. The course covers two main subjects:

  • Self-Assessment: Learn more about your skills, values, interests, and personality
  • Exploring Options: Learn about majors available at the U, and enjoy how you can use your major to find a career you'll enjoy

We'll also introduce you to many of the resources available on campus, and help you explore the ways internships, community service, work experience, and travel can impact your future success.

ID 3201 Career Planning (2 credits)

Ideal for junior and senior students, or any student ready to research job options for after graduation

Wondering what you'll do after graduation? This course provides you with tools to incorporate your talents, values, interests, and experience into your career exploration and decision making. You'll learn sophisticated job-search strategies like marketplace research, strategic resume writing, networking, and interviewing. You can also explore internship and graduate school options.

ID 3208 Internship Reflection (1 credit)

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors doing an internship

Examine and reflect on your internship experience in this online course. Use your own self analysis as well as feedback from others to evaluate your internship performance and accomplishments. Develop a strong resume that incorporates your internship experiences while demonstrating your knowledge and skills.

  • You must be doing an internship during the semester you take this class
  • The internship must be new and not continued from a previous semester

ID 3205 Law School Exploration (2 credits)

This course will provide an overview of applying to and attending law school, as well as careers and specialties within the field of law. You will also examine which undergraduate activities and experiences might help you get into law school. Assignments include informational interviews and off-campus site visits that allow you to examine the reality of attending law school and becoming a lawyer. Assignments include informational interviews and off-campus site visits that allow you to examine the reality of attending law school and becoming a lawyer.