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Career Exploration

Career development is a lifelong process of self-discovery, career exploration, gaining meaningful experiences, intentional reflection, and career decision-making and planning. Utilize CLA Career Services staff and resources to help you navigate your career exploration and post-graduation planning process.

Explore

In the Asian American Studies Program, we explore the histories, cultures, communities, experiences, and contemporary issues of Asian Americans. Our minor draws from courses in a number of disciplines and academic approaches. The interdisciplinary nature of our program encourages social awareness, critical thinking, the development of new perspectives, and artistic appreciation. Equipped with the Asian American studies minor, our students have gone on to careers in the arts, law and public policy, business, health and medicine, social work, education, government, nonprofit, communications, engineering, and the science fields.

For more information on what you can do with a minor in Asian American studies, visit CLA Career Services or explore GoldPASS, the U of M's exclusive online career database.

Experience

For more information on what
you can do with a minor in
Asian American Studies,
visit CLA Career Services or
explore GoldPASS, the U of M's
exclusive online career database.

In addition, what you do outside of the classroom can improve your confidence, enhance your skills, and build your resume. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out real-world experience through research opportunities, community engagement, and internships to help you feel confident in your decision upon graduation. Students may also gain valuable and relevant skills in Asian American studies by studying abroad or joining a student organization.

In addition, what you do outside of the classroom can improve your confidence, enhance your skills, and build your resume. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out real-world experience through research opportunities, community engagement, and internships to help you feel confident in your decision upon graduation. Students may also also gain valuable and relevant skills in Asian American studies by studying abroad or joining a student organization.

Excel

Prioritize your next steps by building an effective strategy for applying to graduate programs, jobs, and/or service opportunities. You are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a CLA Career Counselor by calling 612-624-7577, explore GoldPASS, the U of M’s exclusive job and internship search database, and attend upcoming employer and career events and workshops to start building a network. You can also connect with us online via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

CLA Career Services
411 Bruininks Hall
612-624-7577