Liberal Arts Career Services offers professional development courses to expand our services and resources to students in a credit-bearing form; offering multiple avenues for CoLA students to access career resources.
L A 101M
LA 101M is a 1-hour seminar course designed to expand access to our professional development curriculum. This course is enriched by class community and active learning. Seminars will give students the chance to engage substantively with the following course competencies in a personalized manner:
- Career exploration
- Identifying strengths and skills
- Networking and online presence
- Job and internship search strategies
- Developing resumes and cover letters
Why take a career course?
Studies have shown that career courses have many benefits, including increased student retention and improved graduation rates. Our courses enrich students’ academic experiences by helping them translate the skills they’re acquiring as liberal arts majors and apply them in a professional context. Also, students find our courses to be helpful—and fun! Recent feedback includes:
“I learned a lot about what to expect with the career search going forward.”
“This class was so much fun, and it is one of my favorite classes I’ve taken at UT.”
Who is eligible?
All students in the College of Liberal Arts may enroll in our courses. While the curriculum can benefit students at any stage in their studies, we think our courses will be highest-impact for second- and third-year students.
What kind of workload and time commitment can students expect?
101M is designed to maximize professional development opportunities while minimizing busy work. Students shouldn’t expect to dedicate more than an hour per week to homework. In 101M, much of the important coursework will take place during class meetings.