CLA Career Services has put together more than a dozen short career guides that offer concise, helpful information on exploring majors and careers, gaining experience, searching for jobs/internships, planning for graduate/professional school, and other topics.
We list most of the guides here according to the three phases of the CLA Career Management Model, which you will cycle through continuously: Explore, Experience, Excel. A “General” category covers the rest. Guides are available to download or can be picked up in CLA Career Services, 411 Bruininks Hall.
Looking for a Comprehensive Guide?
The CLA Career Readiness Guide covers, in depth, all of the career-related topics you’ll need to consider as a liberal arts student. Access the guide online, or pick up a copy in CLA Career Services or in one of the CLA Academic Advising offices.
Get the Most out of Your Internship
For a comprehensive guide to making your internship the best experience, it can be, see the CLA Career Readiness Internship Guide: Making the Most of Your Internship. Access the guide online, or pick up a copy in CLA Career Services or in one of the CLA Academic Advising offices.
- Cover Letters, References, and Thank-You Notes
- Federal Employment Search Tips
- Graduate School Planning
- How to Prepare for a Job Fair
- Interviewing Guide
- Job & Internship Search Guide
- Navigating Identity in the Job Search
- Résumé Guide