CLA Career Services
The College of Liberal Arts has its own Career Services office dedicated to supporting CLA students regardless of class year or major, from new students in their first week to recent CLA graduates.
We are here to help you connect the dots between college and career. You have access to appointments with career coaches, drop-in help, custom-built guides, technology tools, and more so you find what you need, when you need it.
Appointments, Drop-Ins, and On-Demand Resources
Want to speak with a career coach about career planning, or to prep for a big interview? Make an appointment!
Have a quick question or want a second set of eyes on your resume draft? We have in-person and virtual drop-in service.
Interested instead in using some of our on-demand guides or resources? We got you!
Customized Feedback on Your Resume and Cover Letter
Share your resume and/or cover letter with us, and a peer advisor in CLA Career Services will review it and provide customized feedback within 3 business days and send it to your email.
This service is available to all current undergraduate CLA students and to CLA alumni who have graduated within the past year.
Connect With Us
Students, we are excited to meet you and help you any way that we might. With our individual counseling, event programming, resource building, and more, we’re here to help you thrive!
Faculty and staff, feel free to request a presentation, class assignment, event, or other collaboration with CLA Career Services.
Our Career Management Model
This model is CLA's framework for guiding you toward career success and satisfaction.
Career Management Courses
CLA Career Services offers several career courses you can take as you explore your academic and career options, develop your Core Career Competencies and gain experience, and prepare for your life after graduation.
And ... you could take series of these courses to earn a Career Readiness Certificate!
CLA's Employer Engagement Team
Members of our Employer Engagement team are active partners with employers near and far in their ongoing efforts to meet, recruit, and hire liberal arts talent. We coordinate many options during both the fall and spring semesters for employers to recruit CLA students on campus for internships and jobs.
Pre-Internship Projects with Liberal Arts Students
CLA partners with employers who want to engage more deeply in the career development of our students. Find out how pre-internship projects connect students with employers for a one-week professional experience.
Resource Room and Interview Center
At our office in Bruininks 411, you can look through our print materials, find drop-in support, and work on your career management.
Have a big phone or Zoom interview coming up? You can make an appointment to use our Interview Center; that way, you’re guaranteed to have a nice and quiet space.
Career Services for Alumni
Are you a recent CLA alumnus? Did you know that you can use our CLA offices for up to one year after graduation, and that you can use the University’s career services for the rest of your career?
Career Services for CLA Graduate Students
The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs offers comprehensive career services for PhD and Master's degree-seeking students and graduate alumni in the humanities and social sciences.