CLA Career Services

Registration table at CLA Internship and Career Fair

CLA Career Services

CLA has our own specialized Career Services office and innovative career planning tools and resources specifically for liberal arts students.

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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.

CLA Career Services is operating fully virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Need accommodations or in-person services? Please contact clacareer@umn.edu.

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location & Contact Info

411 Bruininks Hall

612-626-6574

clacareer@umn.edu

Appointments, Drop-Ins, and On-Demand Resources

Career counseling meeting with a student

Want to speak with a career coach about career planning, or to prep for a big interview? Make an appointment!

Career Coaching

Have a quick question or want a second set of eyes on your resume draft? We have in-person and virtual drop-in service.

Drop-In Help from Peer Advisors 

Interested instead in using some of our on-demand guides or resources? We got you!

Career Guides, Handouts, and Worksheets

E-Doc Review

Student with laptop and open books at outdoor table

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.

Our Career Management Model

This model is CLA's framework for guiding you toward career success and satisfaction.

Excel Career Services

We help you prepare for your post-graduation life, whether that means pursuing employment, going to graduate or professional school, or something else.

Getting a Job or Internship

Preparing for Graduate Programs

9 core competencies plus Career Management equals career readiness as the liberal arts advantage

Career Management Courses

Bruininks Hall, home of CLA Career Services

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.

Career Management Courses

And ... you could take series of these courses to earn a Career Readiness Certificate!

Career Readiness Certificate

Meet Our Staff

We’re biased, but we think our team is pretty awesome, and 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.

Employer Engagement

Employer and student shaking hands at Career Fair

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.

 Information for Employers

Photo of project team at Tubman

Industry-Based Projects with CLA Students

CLA partners with employers who want to engage more deeply in the career development of our students. Find out how our CLA Get Ready Program connects scholarship students with employers for one-week industry-based projects and immersive experiences that bridge the students to participation in a high-impact internship, research, or learning abroad experience. 

CLA Get Ready Program

Resource Room and Interview Center

Practice Interview

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.

More about our Resource Room and our Interview Center

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?

Questions? Call CLA Career Service at (612) 626-6574 or email clacareer@umn.edu