Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Liberal Arts to Career Courses

LA 101M: Liberal Arts to Career

Fall 2021: Unique #30585, Asnychronous, Web-based, August 31 – October 24, Download Fall 2021 Syllabus

Description: This course is designed to help you identify your strengths and skills as a liberal arts student, and to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct an effective job or internship search from beginning to end. By the end of this 7-week course, you will have a resume and cover letter, a heightened awareness of your strengths and skills, knowledge and application of how to interview effectively and an understanding of tools available to network and build your personal brand.

Schedule:This is an asynchronous online course (except for September 8 at 3:00pm CST) that runs from August 31-October 24. This course will be a mixture of short videos, readings and assignments.

Eligibility: Undergraduate Liberal Arts majors who have 60+ credit hours and who are interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue.

How to enroll: Any undergraduate who meets the criteria above, can register for the course during their regular access times. Please note that this course has a cap of 24 students, the first 24 students to enroll will be guaranteed a spot. Students who try to enroll after the cap is met will be placed on a waitlist. With that in mind, the course may fill before registration ends, so we recommend you add the course as early as possible. 

LA 101M: Economics to Career

*This course will be offered again for the spring 2022 semester.


Spring 2021: Unique #30580, Thursdays 3:30-5:00 PM, Web-based, Download Spring 2021 syllabus

DescriptionLiberal Arts Career Services created this course specifically for economics majors interested in learning how to build their skills and experiences in preparation for the eventual career search. Each class is tailored to the career-related themes shared by many economics majors from skills to business-sector employment fields and networking to tailored resumes and cover letters. We hope that this course gives you the confidence and tools to successfully launch a job or internship search while playing to the strengths of your major. Lectures will be combined with discussions, in-class exercises, small group activities, and independent activities and assignments. You are expected to complete a series of assignments in a timely manner, and to participate actively in class discussions.

Schedule:This is an online course. A large portion of the class will be asynchronous, but there will be multiple live guest lectures during class time, as well as opportunities for synchronous peer reviews with your classmates. You are required to attend at least three guest lectures over the course of the semester. More details available in the syllabus. 

Eligibility & How to Enroll: Undergraduate Economics majors can register for the course during their regular access times. Students who need permission to enroll in the course can email LACS Course Coordinator Jeramy Howell with their UT EID at j.howell@austin.utexas.edu. 


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