Life + Career Design Initiative
The LAS Life + Career Design Initiative is a framework to help undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences make sense of and enrich their degree programs to prepare for life after graduation. Our work offers students opportunities to imagine, engage, and connect their learning experiences. Learn more about our philosophy.
The initiative offers a variety of experiences for students.
Life + Career Design Lab
The Life + Career Design Lab offers physical services related to our design work, including peer mentoring, training and materials for faculty members and advisors, and space for students to work through their design plans.
The lab is scheduled to open to undergraduates Monday, Oct. 2. It will be open 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in 2040 Lincoln Hall. Learn more about the physical lab space.
Classes and workshops
The Life + Career Design Initiative offers a variety of classes as a part of the framework that helps students make sense of and enrich their degree programs to prepare for life after graduation. Learn more about classes and workshops.
Internships and career fairs
Internships can provide students valuable real-world experiences important for career exploration and the development of career-ready skills. Learn more about how internships and career fairs can help with LAS students' career development.
No matter your intended destination upon graduation—employment or continued education through graduate or professional school—undergraduate research can set you up for what's next. Learn more about undergraduate research.
Leadership is an important quality that many employers and graduate programs desire. Learn more about leadership opportunities for LAS students.
Service learning provides opportunities for students to give back to the community and develop valuable skills. Learn about more service learning opportunities on and beyond campus.
Opportunities for our students
Earning a degree in the liberal arts and sciences provides students with a highly flexible skillset that will prepare them for success in any future they choose.
Our students are in demand: the University of Illinois' Illini Success study found 83 percent of LAS' 2015-16 bachelor's degree recipients secured a first destination—employment, continuing education, or volunteer/service positions—within six months of graduation.
Our alumni go on to lead interesting lives and make incredibly important contributions to society. Read about some of them in our LAS@Work stories.
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