Department and Faculty - Involvement & Resources

Department Meetings

Ascan Koerner, Faculty Director of the Career Readiness Initiative, is able to attend departmental faculty meetings to answer questions about the Career Readiness Initiative. Notify us of the date and time of your meeting using this form.

Career Readiness Small Grant Application

The Career Readiness Initiative will provide small grants to CLA departments to expand existing events, programs or activities or create new opportunities for undergraduate students related to Career Readiness and the Core Career Competencies. Requests for funding over $2,000 may be a possibility and would require a consultation with Ascan Koerner, Faculty Director of Career Readiness Initiative. You can reach Ascan Koerner with questions at 

Career Readiness grants awarded to date:
  1. School of Music ($500 + $500)
  2. Chicano-Latino Studies ($2,000)
  3. Communication Studies ($150)
  4. CLA Peer Leadership Conference ($2,600)  
  5. Spanish and Portuguese ($615)
  6. Theatre and Dance ($2,000)
  7. Psychology ($12,000)
Career Readiness Small Grant Application

Career Readiness in the Classroom

Career Readiness Faculty Fellows Program


Ascan F. Koerner
Faculty Director
Career Readiness Initiative
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Communication Studies
Johnston Hall #106
(612) 301-1606

Judith Anderson
Career Readiness Coordinator
Johnston Hall #106