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Undergraduate Students

The CLA Undergraduate Education staff is here to help you explore opportunities, navigate your path, and make the most of the career advantage your liberal arts education gives you. CLA has teams of people devoted to helping you determine your goals and then reach them.

Our Mission: Help you leverage Your Liberal Arts Advantage

CLA's Core Career Competencies

No matter which major you choose in CLA, your liberal arts degree allows you to develop all 10 of these Core Competencies that employers and alumni tell us matter most. Your adaptability will position you for lasting success in your personal, public, and professional life.

We’re here to help you plan and connect what you do across CLA and translate its value into the language of employers.

With a liberal arts education, your degree offers you more than a major. Go ahead and explore possible career paths according to majors ... but also explore how CLA’s Core Competencies ensure you’ll graduate from CLA ready for success across multiple industries.

Office Locations

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CLA Advising

16 Johnston Hall

2 Appleby Hall for CLA President's Emerging Scholars

33 Appleby Hall for the MLK Program

class@umn.edu

Academic Advising

411 Bruininks Hall - Career Services

CLA Career Services

411 Bruininks Hall (includes Resource Room)

Interview Center on 5th floor of Bruininks Hall

clacareer@umn.edu

CLA Career Services

CLA Johnston Hall

CLA Student Services Office

16 Johnston Hall
class@umn.edu

CLA Student Services

Associate Dean's Office

115 Johnston Hall
clauge@umn.edu

Here for You

Questions?

Contact CLA Undergraduate Education at clauge@umn.edu

2023 Undergraduate Commencement

2023 Commencement

Save the date for now, and more information will follow soon at the CLA Undergraduate Commencement webpage.

Saturday, May 13
11:00 a.m.
Huntington Bank Stadium

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