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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 Career 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.

CLA Career Hub

“Employers today are looking for people who can solve problems, think inventively, communicate well, consider multiple and diverse perspectives, work nimbly, conduct research, analyze the past, understand the present, and imagine the future.” 


— John Coleman, Dean of the College 

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

Academic Advising

411 Bruininks Hall - Career Services

CLA Career Services

411 Bruininks Hall (includes Resource Room)

Interview Center on 5th floor of Bruininks Hall

Career Planning

CLA Johnston Hall

CLA Student Services Office

16 Johnston Hall

CLA Student Services

Associate Dean's Office

115 Johnston Hall

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