Professional Development Services

Career and Counseling Services

CLA Career Services

If you are an alumna/us who graduated no more than 12 months ago, you can still use CLA Career Services’ resources. If you graduated more than a year ago, CLA Career Services has some online guides that you may find helpful:

Career Counseling Assessment Clinic

The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic provides a package of five to six 50-minute career counseling sessions, focusing on assessment of work interests, personality characteristics, work values, and abilities. (Discount for UMAA members)


GoldPASS is the University of Minnesota's online database to help connect alumni and current students with employers, volunteer organizations, and internships across the country.

Continuing Education

Gold Mind

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association offers free webinars by experts on career topics, as well as life and learning.

College of Continuing & Professional Studies

The College of Continuing & Professional Studies (CCAPS)--formerly the College of Continuing Education--offers professional conferences in various fields as well as professional development courses and workshops in:

  • Management, supervision, and leadership
  • Project management
  • Writing and communication
  • Human resources
  • Agile software development
  • Business processes and analysis
  • Human resources certification test preparation
  • Income tax

University of Minnesota Online

You can complete professional development courses, certificate programs, and even some undergraduate and graduate degrees online through University of Minnesota Online.