Career Readiness Student Resources

Complete list of the helpful career readiness resources for CLA students has been compiled to complement the CLA Career Readiness Guide.   These resources have been mentioned in the guide and can help you navigate opportunities available to help you be ready upon graduation.

CLA: Our Commitment to Career Readiness

What Is Career Readiness? And Why Does It Matter?

CLA Career Readiness

CLA’s Resources

CLA Student Services
CLA Advising
Schedule an appointment with your advisor
CLA Career Services
CLA Career Related Curriculum
CLA Departments & Centers
CLA Majors & Minors

The CLA Career Management Model: Explore


Personality & Interest Inventories
Attend Career Events

Exploring Your Options

CLA Student Organizations
CLA Departments & Centers
CLA Majors & Minors
“What Can I Do with a Major in ...?”
Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) offers a “Major Network” program
Office for Student Engagement
The U of M’s Center for Academic Planning and Exploration

The CLA Career Management Model: Experience


CLA Internship Resources
CLA Internship Scholarship
CLA Mulhollem Cravens Leadership Scholarship

Part-Time Jobs On-or Off-Campus

On Campus Jobs
HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs)


Office of Undergraduate Research

Learning Abroad

University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center


U of M’s Center for Community-Engaged Learning
The Community Engagement Scholars Program
HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs)

Student Groups and Leadership

CLA Organizations, Clubs, & Communities
Student Unions and Activities
Leadership minor and engagement programs to develop your personal leadership approach.

The CLA Career Management Model: Excel

Job Search Strategies—How to Uncover Job Opportunities You Want to Pursue

CLA Job Search Resources


Subscribe to CLA Career Newsletter
CLA Career Events
Professional Networking Function in GoldPASS
CLA LinkedIn Group

Informational Interviews—Networking with a Learning Focus

Job/Career Fairs

CLA Career Events
Career Events Function in GoldPASS

On-Campus Recruiting

Employers on Campus

Job/Internship Websites

CLA Job, Internship and Volunteer
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
GoinGlobal (accessed through GoldPASS)

Staffing Agencies

Job search tips geared to specific populations: women, veterans, international students, multicultural students, LGBT students, and students with disabilities.
International Students

Job Search Communication Tools And Your Personal Brand

CLA Job Search Resources

Cover Letters
Recommendation Letters
Thank-You Notes
Your Personal Brand


Interview Stream - accessed through GoldPASS


Planning for Graduate School

Pre-Health and Pre-Law Guides
Federal Job Search Guide