We're here to help you prepare for life after college.
Look beyond the classroom and design your time both on campus and after graduation.
Design your life and career
Move your career development forward using design-thinking and the countless opportunities available to you as an LAS student.
In order to design forward, you need to know where you are, and Life + Career Design will help you clarify your goals, set your direction, and promote your engagement.
We’ll help you be career ready by encouraging you to inquire, engage, and create!
Curiosity is a catalyst for growth. Take a look at yourself, others, challenges, and opportunities through:
- Core classes that will help you learn about yourself and set your direction.
- The Life + Career Design Lab, where trained peer advisors and professional staff help you map your Illinois journey and take steps forward
- Career Communities, where you explore the possibilities and learn how to take action
Experience is a great teacher. It lets you try out your skills, test your interests, develop your networks, and expand your world. Engage in:
- Studying abroad
- Conducting undergraduate research
- Developing your leadership skills
- Learning through service and civic engagement
The narrative is powerful, and people want to hear your story. Create a compelling narrative around your academic, personal and professional experiences that will open up new opportunities for growth and life + career success.
Career development is a journey. Explore your interests and questions on majors, career preparation, and other life-designing and life-shaping activities in the Life + Career Design Lab.
The College of LAS offers students options to serve as an intern for LAS 100, 101, 102, 122, the Life + Career Design Lab, and more.
Gain valuable experience while supporting other students and growing as a person.