CAS academic advisors and career coaches are available for meetings via Zoom. Due to social distancing limitations within offices, remote meetings are the best way for us to connect, share information, and help you identify next steps for success!
Visit MyPLAN to schedule an appointment or view drop-in availability. If you need help identifying or connecting with an advisor or career coach, contact the CAS Academic and Career Advising Center at email@example.com or (402) 472-4190. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Career development starts today
A degree from the College of Arts and Sciences opens up countless career options. Strong careers evolve over time and the range of existing career fields changes almost daily. It is impossible to predict where your path will lead, so let your curiosity move you. CAS students are excellent communicators, critical thinkers, problem solvers, and collaborators. They are flexible, adaptable, and always ready to learn.
For the best opportunities after graduation, learn about your own interests, abilities and values. Then connect your academics to experiences like internships, research, education abroad, leadership and service. Your CAS degree will make you not just career ready, but life ready.
Get to know the career coaches
Meagan Savage and Kristen Aldrich are located in 107 Oldfather Hall, the Academic and Career Advising Center for the college. Joanna Seley primarily serves psychology majors and is located in 235 Burnett Hall.
They can help you explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.
You can expect a career coach to
- Create a friendly and supportive environment and ask questions about what you like, what you’re good at, and what’s important to you.
- Introduce and demonstrate different tools and resources to assist you in your career development process.
- Collaborate with you to identify your next steps--there is always a next step.
- Help you gain comfort and confidence in connecting your academics and experiences with specific opportunities.
Your career coach will expect you to
- Learn about your interests, skills, and values related to career paths.
- Identify and pursue meaningful academic and experiential opportunities to further develop your skills and knowledge.
- Follow up on next steps as identified and discussed in your meetings.
- Speak and write about how the knowledge and skills gained through your academics and experiences connect to your career plans.
Enroll in CASC 200: Career Development for Arts and Sciences
Taught each fall and spring by the career coaches, this elective, 1 credit-hour course can help you move forward on your career path. Whether you prefer the self-paced approach of an online course or need the motivation and support of fellow students in a classroom setting, this course is all about you!
Identify and use your experts
There are many people and resources available to help you launch your career. The career coaches work closely with these partners, and you should too!
Faculty and academic advisors
Experts in the departments of your major and minor. Get advice on courses, research opportunities, student organizations and honoraries, internships, graduate school, and more.
University Career Services
Career advisors, programs, career fairs, and resources help you identify your interests and prepare for the job or internship search. Activate your Handshake account to connect to employers with hundreds of jobs and internships.
Explore Center (Pre-Health and Pre-Law)
Advisors who are your experts on what it takes to prepare, apply, and get accepted.
Build experience—your way
Depending on your majors and minors, as well as your interests and goals, certain kinds of experience may be critical. Plan to pursue at least two of these opportunities—hopefully more!
Get valuable experience, build skills, and try out an employer or position. Many internships lead to permanent jobs!
Work in a lab, partner with a faculty member, or propose your own research through UCARE.
Sharpen language skills, gain independence, and develop a global perspective, while earning credit with Education Abroad.
Join at least two student organizations each term. Network with others and work toward a leadership position.
Get involved in a one-time or long-term service opportunity. Engage with the community and contribute your time and talents.
Prepare for life after graduation
While it’s best to start early thinking about and planning for your next steps after graduation, it’s never too late to identify next steps to move forward. Meet with a Career Coach right away.
In addition, here are some helpful guides from University Career Services related to the job search and graduate school.