Career Management

Career Management is among the ten Core Competencies you develop in CLA that employers and alumni tell us matter most.

Cultivate your ability to translate each of the other nine competencies to real-world applications—and plot a course that enables you to grow with every opportunity and experience.


Career Management is the active engagement in the process of exploring possible careers, gaining meaningful experience, and building skills that help one excel after college and lead to employment or other successful post-graduation outcomes.

Those competent in Career Management:

  • Understand their values, interests, identity, personality, skills, strengths, and Core Career Competencies
  • Are able to articulate how those characteristics, combined with and shaped by a liberal arts education, lead to career success

CLA Alumni Explain Career Management