Community & Employer Partners

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Community & Employer Partners

A liberal arts education is an asset in today’s workplace and community. CLA has a deep commitment to engaging beyond campus borders and is preparing a workforce positioned to lead in a global economy.

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We're Developing Tomorrow's Talent

have proficiency in a second language
graduate with a bachelor's degree annually
are students of color or Indigenous students

CLA students are advised and coached at every stage of their time here so that they understand and can apply their liberal arts advantage toward successful careers and purposeful lives. It’s no wonder CLA students and graduates establish themselves as leaders in their communities and throughout every industry. 

Employing CLA Students & Graduates

CLA's Core Career Competencies

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota stands out as a national leader in career readiness for liberal arts students.

Our curriculum and supports assure that CLA students develop the Core Career Competencies to grow into strong communicators, creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and valuable team members. CLA's Employer Engagement team is here to help employers connect with our students.

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CLA's Commitment to Community

of CLA faculty say that public engagement is very important to them as a member of the CLA community.
of CLA students participate in community service learning on a weekly basis.
Pillsbury Hall

Liberal Arts Engagement Hub

The Liberal Arts Engagement Hub (The Hub) in the College of Liberal Arts is a vehicle to deepen our culture of engagement with the community. Housed in a newly renovated Pillsbury Hall, the Hub manifests the College’s commitment to engaging humanistic scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences in a reciprocal partnership with the community to respond to important social problems.

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