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The LAS Career Development and Internships Office supports liberal arts and sciences students with career and major exploration through individual career counseling appointments, online resources, and programming to help students explore their interests, strengths, skills, motivations, and values while also gaining experience in various industries through internships and experiential activities. We offer a welcoming space for students to fully engage in the career development process, empower campus partners and friends of UIC to be our collaborators, and lead with intention to ensure students are equipped to navigate an ever-changing career landscape.


Our mission is to holistically support liberal arts and sciences students throughout every step of the career and major exploration process through individual career counseling appointments, online resources, and programming to help students explore their unique interests, skills, strengths, motivations, and values to ensure students are connected to valuable experiences and internships that promote career readiness. Our career development framework includes:

  • REFLECTION: meeting students wherever they are in the career exploration process and encouraging deeper connections to their unique interests, strengths, skills, motivations and values
  • RESEARCH: working together to identify roles and work environments while sharing accessible resources to gain an understanding of career pathways with an LAS degree
  • EXPOSURE: increasing access to opportunities by facilitating connections with alumni, professionals, and employers
  • EXPERIENCE: educating students on the importance of experiential learning to promote career readiness


A future in which LAS students fully engage in their career development process to design their unique career path aligned with their professional identity and feel confident that they are career ready.

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Individual and group career counseling appointments are available to help you explore your interests to support your major and career exploration further.  We also provide guidance about the internship search, online resources, and how to build experience in a professional setting. Appointments can range from major and career exploration, discussing assessment results, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, obtaining internship course credit, and more!

Make an Appointment

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Each semester we offer a range of career development workshops and events to help guide your major and career path exploration:

Workshops: Workshops can range in topics from finding your fit with a major, exploring careers, internship searches, developing your professional package such as your, resume, cover letter and LinkedIn Profile, and understanding how assessments such as CliftonStrengths can guide your career interest searches.

Events:  One day events are offered highlighting various topics led by professionals or UIC students and alumni. Flagship events such as Minute Majors and the Health Professions Forum offer new insights through panel and small group discussions.

Learn about our Events

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The LAS Career Development and Internships Office has created a Career Exploration Plan and self-service digital tools to help you with your career exploration. Download our Professional Identity Assessment Series, Major Exploration Worksheets, “Short List” resource guide, Career Snaps, LAS Internship Search Checklist, and more to help guide your major, internship, or career path search!

Explore Resources

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Internships are an invaluable component of your college career. We encourage you to participate in multiple internships during your time at UIC to build your skill set, explore various paths and industry settings, and build your network. Come visit us to talk about ways of exploring internships and earning academic credit.

Begin Your Internship Search

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Off-site employer visits are offered through one day or larger programs.  Join us for our Talk and Tours to meet professionals in various industry settings to hear about their paths and internship opportunities.  Take a deeper dive by participating in our three day LAS Internship Immersion Program where you can participate in employer site visits, career workshops, and assessments to build your marketability and network toward future internship opportunities.

Take Advantage of Opportunities