Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Liberal Arts to Career Courses

LA 101M: Liberal Arts to Career

Fall 2020: Unique #29495, Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 PM, FAC 18, September 2 – October 21, syllabus changes to be announced early August – stay tuned.

Description: This course is designed to help you identify your strengths and talents as a liberal arts student, and to develop the necessary skills to conduct an effective job search from beginning to end. By the end of the course, you will have a targeted resume and cover letter, a professional LinkedIn profile, and the necessary tools to network, build your personal brand, and interview successfully. 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 course meets a total of 7 times. Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

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 Liberal Arts major 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 2021 semester; Download Spring 2020 Syllabus here

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 course will meet regularly at the day, time, and location listed above between the first and last class day. Attendance in class is mandatory and will count as 40% of your attendance. The Economics department has lined up a number of employer special guest lectures taking place on Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm. These guest lectures cover a variety of industries and students in this course must attend at least four of the guest lectures. More details available in the syllabus. 

Eligibility & How to Enroll: Undergraduate Economics majors who have 30+ credit hours 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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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
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