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Liberal Arts Career Development




Liberal Arts Career Development (LACD) provides resources for all Liberal Arts students. Included are career coaching, including choosing a career path, resume, cover letter, portfolio development and more; the LACD website featuring educationally developmental resources as well as updated career events information, career outcomes data, and career and internship opportunities; the Career Wiki; job, internship, and professional experience postings; graduate and professional school information; career seminars; classroom presentations; walk-in services; tutorial handouts; online clinics; and interactive interviewing software. All resources are provided to assist Liberal Arts students with their professional and career goals.

In addition, the director offers two career development courses. Internship Development Strategies (GS 315) is a one credit hour, eight week course for sophomores and juniors. This course introduces students to the necessary steps in making them more marketable in the future. Resume writing, cover letter writing, mock interviewing and job shadowing are assignments. The Senior Job Search Seminar (GS 415) is a 2 credit course designed to put graduating seniors into an intensive job search with assignments aimed at landing full-time employment. Other resources include Liberal Arts alumni career path and salary info graphics; Career Expo - a Career and Internship Fair; Advance Yourself – a Graduate & Professional School Seminar; and Professional Pathways, a monthly e-newsletter that highlights the latest career information and resources. The LACD also provides students a strong interface with the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) through technology connections and well-established relationships with that unit.

Liberal Arts Career Development (LACD) is located in room 1114 of Beering Hall. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional information is available at the website – cla.purdue.edu/careers.



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