Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Career Exploration & Research

Are you in the career exploration stage - considering all of your options and wondering which might be good for you? Liberal Arts Career Services can help you explore your interests, identify your strengths and research your options.

Your Exploration - Explore your interests, strengths and skills for help considering career options that meet your interests and that match your strengths. Industry, Company & Career Research - Access these research tools for a comprehensive look into various aspects of particular industries, specific companies and types of careers.
Liberal Arts Outcomes - Learn what Liberal Arts alums have reported about their first destination after college, including industry, grad/law school and salary info. Skill & Knowledge Development - Take advantage of these resources to hone and/or develop new skills and knowledge to increase your competitiveness in the job market.
Internship Research - Learn where other Liberal Arts students have interned, and read about their day-in-the-life experiences.

Your Exploration

Visit a Career Coach - Don’t know where to start? Visit with a career coach to help identify your interests and strengths in order to map out potential career ideas and paths. You Majored in What? – Explore this book (available in the LACS Library, FAC 18) and you will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go.
Career Assessments – Visit the Vick Center for career assessments that are designed to help you know more about yourself, generate career ideas or confirm options you may be considering.

Liberal Arts Career Outcomes

Explore alumni career outcomes and employment data for a snap shot of other Liberal Arts Longhorns' first steps after graduation, including first-destination plans (career, service or advanced education), career sectors, salaries, locations and top employers.

Career Research

Are you looking for online career research resources? The resources below offer a variety of career research tools to learn about industries, careers, internships, companies, positions, salaries and outlooks; to help you learn new skills and knowledge; and to explore profiles of and career reviews written by professionals in the workplace.

Internship Research

Where Students Intern - Take a peek into internship programs by reading these day-in-the-life summaries written by liberal arts students who have interned in a variety of organizations and industries.

Industry, Company & Career Research

Vault - Career information site providing employee surveys of top employers, career advice, job listings, and career guides to individual industries. Access the pre-paid Vault subscription via your BTT Gateway account. LinkedIn - Learn how to use this professional networking platform to get career insights from Longhorn alumni and thousands of other professions, including their backgrounds, what they do, where they work and what they studied.
Information Interviews - Learn how to conduct information interviews with professionals working in areas that you would like to learn more about. Going Global - Country-specific career information, including worldwide job postings, H1B employer listings and career resources.
Idealist Careers - Career site that helps purpose-driven professionals find, land, and love their social impact jobs. Book of Lists - City and regional publications providing rankings of hundreds of the largest, wealthiest or most prominent companies/organizations.
Glassdoor - Career information site with millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. MyNextMove - Career information site providing career research, industry research, job search groups and job search resources.
So You Want To Work... - Explore this collection designed to help you strategize industry-specific career searches. Teacher Alternative Certification - Resources to help you consider teaching careers and to seek alternative certification.
Inside Jobs - Career site with tools to help you discover and pursue career options.

Skill & Knowledge Development

Lynda - Online learning resource that includes courses on a large variety of topics, such as, Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Adobe, various business skills, and much more. Lynda.com is free for UT Austin students. MOOC List - Directory of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from different providers.
Certificates & Minors - Explore this list of UT Austin certificates and minors - sorted by career themes - that can complement your studies and help you gain industry-specific industry professional development. The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences - Offers unique courses and series throughout the year from Software Short Courses and the SDS Seminar Series to the annual Summer Statistics Institute.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
    512-471-7900