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CLA's Global Programs & Strategy Alliance Report

posted Apr 24, 2018, 9:08 AM by Robin Lindemann   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

The 2016-17 GPSA report describes funding for international initiatives CLA received, support for learning-abroad initiatives, support CLA received for travel health and safety, and international student recruitment and support. Download the 2016-17 GPSA report (PDF).

Protect your paycheck and tax info with Duo!

posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:11 PM by Robin Lindemann   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

With tax time just around the corner now is a great time to take advantage of the university's Duo two-factor authentication system . Duo provides enhanced online security by requiring both your internet password and a text or notification response from your mobile phone, tablet or telephone.

The university is encouraging all faculty and staff to enable Duo two-factor authentication for accessing Direct Deposit and W2 forms. This enhanced security protects against risk of identity theft. The Technology Help service desk is available to help with any questions or concerns.

CLA Students Receive Career Readiness Guidebook!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 12:18 PM by   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 10:09 AM ]

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to the career readiness of our students, and the Office of Undergraduate Education (CLA UGE) has made Dean Coleman’s Readiness initiative a centerpiece of its mission. CLA Career Readiness provides a common language for all CLA faculty and staff to help students articulate the advantage of their liberal arts education.

One important part of the initiative is the Career Readiness Guide: Prepare for success with a liberal arts advantage, a career guidebook that all CLA students will receive this spring. It articulates CLA UGE’s vision of career readiness as the development of ten Core Career Competencies that are not only useful for students’ future careers, but also reflect the very essence of a liberal arts education. In addition, it is full of practical guidance and advice for students on how to identify and apply for internships, jobs, and graduate school and how to leverage their education in an increasingly competitive and dynamic world.

CLA students will receive an email to pick up their free copy of the guidebook in the CLA Advising offices (including Johnston, Heller, Bruininks, PES, and MLK offices), the University Honors Program, and CLA Career Services the week of February 6.

Learn more about the Career Readiness Initiative on the CLA website, and check out resources for faculty and staff on the CLA Neighborhood intranet site.

Learn More About the Career Readiness Initiative

posted Dec 29, 2016, 12:49 PM by   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 1:05 PM ]

Core Career Competencies Wheel
For more than a year CLA Undergraduate Education has been working diligently towards the Readiness goal of Dean Coleman's Roadmap, which states that "CLA alumni will be the most desirable graduates available."

Check out our new Intranet pages for to learn more about the Career Readiness initiative and for ongoing project updates!

ID 2201 Career Readiness Course Approved

posted Dec 29, 2016, 11:37 AM by   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

CLA Undergraduate Education is excited to announce that the proposed course, ID 2201: Career Readiness for CLA Students, has been officially approved. One focus of the Career Readiness Initiative is to encourage CLA students to engage in significant experiences earlier and to be competitive in the process of applying for career related opportunities including internships, volunteering, or research.

This course is specifically designed to help sophomores develop career management skills to be competitive in the job market or graduate school applicant pools upon graduation because they have had the requisite experiences. The course will be taught primarily by CLA Career Counselors.


ID 2201: Career Readiness for CLA Students
1 credit (One contact hour per week)
Prerequisites: Completion of CLA 1002 OR CLA 2005

Course description:
Career planning for sophomores in CLA; builds on work completed in the CLA First-Year Experience program. Students learn about their unique core career competencies, values, and personality; they then develop a career action plan. Emphasis on finding internships or other experiences connected to career goals. Students learn about resume-writing, interviewing, networking, and use of campus resources including CLA’s Career Services office.

By the end of the class, students will:

1. Understand how their core career competencies are developed through their academic and co-curricular experiences in the liberal arts to make them a strong fit for internships and/or engagement opportunities.

2. Effectively communicate how their core career competencies make them a strong fit through their resume, cover letter, interviews, networking, LinkedIn profile, etc.

3. Establish a level of confidence and self-efficacy in preparation for/competing/in pursuit of signature experience(s).

4. Describe their values, interests, identity, personality, skills, core career competencies and strengths.

5. Identify opportunity areas for signature experiences, which may include:
  • Internships, research, part-time jobs, volunteering, service learning, leadership roles, student groups, study abroad and away
  • Employer research and identify trends
  • Understanding job descriptions 6. Identify goals and potential barriers to achieving goals.
7. Develop academic and career action plans that integrates self-assessment and their signature experience goal.

8. Understand which tools and resources will contribute toward achieving their set goal(s).
  • GoldPASS and Indeed
  • Glassdoor
  • LinkedIn
  • Spotlight/Candid Careers
  • CLA Career Services
  • RATE tool


  • Talk to current first-year students about taking this course during registration for fall 2017. CLA’s goal is to offer a total of 500 students the opportunity to enroll in this course between fall and spring semester of 2017-18. More details will be provided as registration for fall semester approaches.

New CLA Spirit Store

posted Sep 28, 2016, 9:48 AM by   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 11:41 AM by Sara Danzinger ]

Ladies 1/2 Zip Performance Pullover

The College of Liberal Arts presents our new online CLA Spirit Store, with 18 new options to build your U wardrobe! Slip into the newest maroon and gold styles and show your school pride at the office. Take advantage of the 10% off promo code BACK2SCHOOL2016 (expires 9/30/16). Discover the new shop.

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