A liberal arts and sciences degree educates the whole person and teaches you skills that will last a lifetime.
While professional colleges like engineering, pharmacy, education, and business teach students a specific trade, students with a strong background in liberal arts and sciences have an educational base that helps them excel in a variety of professions and industries.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students need to develop skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and leadership in order to be successful in the modern workplace. These are qualities that all employers—regardless of industry or profession—look for in applicants.
Investing in these skills is also one of the best ways to prepare for an ever-changing job market—and for careers that may not even exist yet! We call these skills “transferable skills”-the ones that you can take with you to any job.
CLAS provides a liberal arts foundation that helps students develop these transferable skills. On top of that, the College and the University offers resources to help you gain the professional experience you need to land your first job and succeed throughout your career. Below, you’ll learn about the various career resources and opportunities available to CLAS students.
CLAS Career Events
CLAS and Center for Career Development co-sponsor events each semester that can help you explore your career options and network with CLAS alumni.
What can I do with my major?
Your CLAS degree sets you up to be versatile and multi-faceted in an ever-changing workplace. You can explore some of the diverse career paths for your major through the Center for Career Development.
Personalized Career Plan
This online resource can help you organize your career goals and develop a customized plan of action to achieve them.
EXPLORE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Are you considering graduate school? Find out if you’re on the right track at the Center for Career Development’s page on considering graduate school.
Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Center
Interested in attending medical or dental school? The Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Center can help you get the right courses and plan ahead for exams and applications.
Pre-Law Advising Center
Thinking about applying to law school? The Law Advising Center helps undergraduates learn about and prepare for law school and legal careers.
PREPARE FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH
Career Coaching from the Center for Career Development can help you hone your career plans, including choosing your major, finding an internship, interview help, and more.
Interviewing is a skill you can practice, and practice makes perfect! Students can sign up for a practice interview and critique through the Center for Career Development.
Résumés and Cover Letters
Your résumé, cover letter, and other application materials are crucial to making a great first impression during your job search. With help from the Center for Career Development, you can make your application stand out from the crowd.
APPLY FOR POSITIONS
The Center for Career Development hosts all-university career fairs in the fall and spring semesters. They also host fairs for students interested in STEM careers, internships and co-ops, and non-profit organizations. These fairs are a great way to utilize your networking skills and learn about companies in your area of interest.
HuskyCareerLink is an online job and internship posting system that features opportunities specifically for UConn students and alumni, both on and off campus.
The Center for Career Development brings companies to the Storrs campus to interview students for internship, co-op, and full-time positions throughout the academic year. You can view which employers are coming to campus by logging into HuskyCareerLink.
Still have questions?