Career Workshops

Career Development workshops are designed to help LAS undergraduates develop career readiness competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Questions about the Career Development Workshops may be directed to the LAS Director of Career Development (TBA).


How to Sell Your LAS Degree at Career Fairs
Did you know that the Business Career Fair (September 19 & 20 at the ARC) is open to students in the College of LAS? Did you know career fairs also promote internships for underclassmen as well as jobs for graduating seniors? This workshop will help LAS students better understand how to prepare to get the most out of the Business Career Fair, along with other fairs offered throughout the semester. This workshop is for undergraduates in the College of LAS. 

 Monday, September 18  from 4-4:50 p.m., 1092 Lincoln Hall


Thinking  about Grad School but not sure where to start?  Coffee Chat
Considering grad school but no idea where to begin? Stop by the Life + Career Design Lab (2040 Lincoln Hall) from 10 am-Noon, Wednesday, October 11 and ask your questions to LAS Director of Career Development, Brian Neighbors.

Wednesday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, 2040 Lincoln Hall


How to Sell Your LAS Degree at Career Fairs
LAS students looking for an internship, full time job, or just wanting to better understand how a fair can be used as a career exploration tool are invited to attend this workshop assist with preparing for the Illini Career & Internship Fair (October 19 at the Illini Union). The workshop will cover opportunities available at the fair, how to prepare in advance for the fair, what to expect the day of the fair, and what to do after the fair is over to maximize the experience. This workshop is for undergraduates in the College of LAS.    

 Tuesday, October 17 from 3-3:50 p.m., 100 Gregory Hall


Design Your Life + Career Workshop Series:
Magic Armor Design Challenge

Interested in creative, design-oriented approach to problem solving? This activity-based workshop will explore the different ways to inquire about, engage with, and create your Illinois experience, and beyond.

This workshop is presented by the LAS Life + Career Design Lab
Wednesday, October 25   from 4-5:00 p.m., 2043 Lincoln Hall


LAS 199: LAS in D.C. information session
Learn about this leadership and professional development course, which includes an alumni networking and field experience at the U.S. capitol during spring break, March 18-24, 2018. Questions? Email Brian Neighbors

Monday, October 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., 2043 Lincoln Hall


Design Your Life + Career Workshop Series:
Design Your Way Forward
Are you stuck on a messy problem related to school, work, or life that doesn’t have a single, clear answer? Attend this activity-based workshop to explore a different approach to problem-solving, and get unstuck!

This workshop is presented by the LAS Life + Career Design Lab
Wednesday, November 1  from 3-4:00 p.m., 2043 Lincoln Hall


 How to Work the LAS in CU Internship Fair
Have you thought about attending the LAS in CU Internship Fair, but you aren’t sure what to expect or how to make the event work for you? At this workshop, you will learn networking skills, so that you can meet potential employers, learn more about internship opportunities, and position yourself to be hired. NACE competencies covered: career management; professionalism; oral/written communications. This workshop is for undergraduates in the College of LAS.

Wednesday, November 1  from 4-4:50 p.m., 1090 Lincoln Hall


Internship Essentials
Internships can help you explore potential careers, gain skills, and add experience to your resume. If you are uncertain about how an internship can fit with your major, or if you’re not sure how to go about getting one, join us for this workshop. You’ll learn about how to identify the right internship opportunities for you and how to apply. You’ll also learn some strategies for connecting with potential internship employers at the LAS in CU Internship Fair.NACE competencies covered: career management; professionalism; oral/written communications. This workshop is for undergraduates in the College of LAS.    

Thursday, November 2  from 4-4:50 p.m., 1002 Lincoln Hall


Design Your Life + Career Workshop Series:
Wayfinding Maps
Need some extra support finding your way through your time at Illinois? Attend this activity-based workshop learn how to connect what you’ve done with what you are doing–and what you plan to do. We will explore the different ways to inquire about, engage with, and create your Illinois experience, and beyond!

This workshop is presented by the LAS Life + Career Design Lab
Tuesday, November 7  from 4-5:00 p.m., 2043 Lincoln Hall


LAS 199: LAS in D.C. information session
Learn about this leadership and professional development course, which includes an alumni networking and field experience at the U.S. capitol during spring break, March 18-24, 2018. Questions? Email Brian Neighbors

Tuesday, November 7, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., 2002 Lincoln Hall