In CLA, we believe that you need to engage in planning for life after college--by taking the necessary steps to explore possible careers, gain meaningful experience, and build skills that help you excel after college and lead to employment or other successful post-graduation outcomes.

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Our physical office is closed, but our team is ready to assist you virtually. Current CLA students and alumni (up to one year after graduation) can connect with someone live using chat, video, or voice via Zoom, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, at z.umn.edu/clacareerdropins.

For other assistance call (612) 624-7577 or email clacareer@umn.edu.

Virtual Drop-ins

Peer Advisor drop-in hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST. No appointment needed, simply go to z.umn.edu/clacareerdropins, where you’ll fill out a brief intake form. You’ll then get connected to a CLA Career Services peer advisor who will assist you via Zoom. On Zoom you can write out your question using the chat box or connect through video or voice. Drop-ins typically last 10-15 minutes, and provide on-demand support with:

  • Questions about our office and services
  • Resume/cover letter review*
  • Job & Internship search help using GoldPASS powered by Handshake
  • Career exploration guidance
  • Practice with Career Fair and networking introductions (your "elevator pitch")
  • And more! Drop-ins are a great place to start for any career question!

*Another option besides doing a virtual, live drop-in for a resume or cover letter review is to follow this link and submit your career documents. Within three business days, you will receive customized feedback from a CLA Career Services Peer Advisor. Email ---peeradvisor@umn.edu with any questions regarding this process.

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Virtual Appointments

Schedule a 30 minute virtual appointment with a career counselor by visiting: clacareer.appointments.umn.edu. Learn more about virtual career counseling appointments here.

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