Graduate Career Services

The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs offers comprehensive career services for graduate students and graduate program alumni. As graduate students consider what they would like to do after their program,  the CLA Graduate Career Services Director provides confidential services including:

Mackenzie Sullivan

Mackenzie Sullivan
Johnston Hall 113

Request a CLA Graduate Career Consultation

  • One-on-one career advising
  • Interview techniques and mock-interviews
  • Interviews and on-campus visit preparation
  • LinkedIn profile creation and enhancement
  • Academic and nonacademic career exploration 
  • Resume, curriculum vitae, and cover letter development
  • Strategy development for short- and long-term career and job-seeking strategies
  • Assistance with identifying and developing relationships with faculty, professional organizations, student groups, and employers

Graduate Career Resources

  • Career Readiness Guide
    A general guide for career readiness, job searches, personal branding and more.

  • Center for Writing
    The center offers free online writing consultations for all University of Minnesota students at all stages of the writing process.

  • GoldPASS
    The University offers a central job posting website for internal and external positions.
  • Graduate & Professional Advising
    The University offers advising tailored to graduate students’ unique needs such as difficult conversations, conflict resolution, teaching and research assistance, and health and well-being.
    • Imagine PhD
      A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences.

    • International Student and Scholar Services
      An inclusive and engaged international learning community.  

      An online learning platform to help develop personal and professional skills including project management, user experience design, PowerPoint, Excel and much more.

    • UMN Career Services
      Resources for career planning, diverse populations and international students.