The LAS Career Development Office and Internship Program 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, skills, and values while also gaining experience in various industries through internship guidance.
Individual 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 exploratory conversations, reviewing assessments, critiques of search tools (resume, cover letter), obtaining course credit, and more!
Career Development and Internship Programs
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, internship searches, developing search tools such as a resume or Linkedin Profile, and understanding how assessments such as the Strengths Finder 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.
Online Exploration Tools
The LAS Career Development Office has created an Exploration Action Plan model and several self-service online resources 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, Deeper Dives, and more to help guide your major, internship, or career path search!
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.
Off-site employer visits are offered through one day or larger programs. Join us for our Professions in Health Talk and Tour to meet professionals in health settings and hear about their paths. 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.