For students who have completed the steps in the Activate stage and are exploring a world of career possibilities
The career orientation is intended to highlight the services and resources offered through the College of Liberal Arts Career Center.
Review College of Liberal Arts Career Center Orientation
The CARPE orientation will introduce you to the CARPE map and how to navigate through your career journey
Review steps in CARPE orientation
Visit the CLA Career Center in Beering Hall 1289 to learn about internship and job search resources
Update my profile in myCCO on the CCO Website
Revisit my interests, abilities, and values
Continue to research majors that match my interests, skills, and values
Speak with an Academic Advisor, Career Specialists, Career Ambassadors, or Faculty to continue to gather information about potential majors/careers
Meet with a Career Specialist or Career Ambassador to identify and network with employers that hire liberal arts students and graduates.
Meet with a Career Specalist to discuss your progress towards your four-year plan
Explore and apply to micro-internships on Parker Dewey
Make an Ascend Indiana account
Build your online brand by creating a LinkedIn profile and ensure social media accounts are appropriate and professional.
You can use LinkedIn to research employers and opportunities that match your interests, skills, and values. Up to 80% of jobs are found through networking.
Use LinkedIn to connect with alumni for informational interviews to explore my career interests, skills, and values, refer to page 43 of the CCO Handbook for help.
Network and stay connected with purpose. Did you know the CLA Career Center can give you feedback on your LinkedIn profile? Hours, Location, CPAs, BoilerConnect.
Update my LinkedIn profile
Attend career fairs early and often to become familiar with the process, atmosphere, and available opportunities.
Review MyCCO to shop around. Take note of employers you are interested in, do your research and be intentional about connecting with those employers during the fair.
All career fairs.
Attend a career fair, including the Purdue College of Liberal Arts Social Impact Career Fair!
Attend at least one Coffee and Careers AND one CLA Career Center Program/Event
Remain active in one or two organizations: one with my major, one outside my major. Take on a leadership role in one
Explore study abroad opportunities
Start thinking about graduate school
Pursue a summer internship in a field that interests you
Have a productive summer!