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Getting Started

The students in The College of Arts and Sciences will be empowered to pursue meaningful careers and lives.  Our advising model has a theme of personalization and the belief that we should treat each student as a unique individual. We seek to have a transformative impact on students’ ability to make decisions about their careers and their lives, empowering them to discover and pursue choices that are well aligned with what matters most to them. This involves engaging students early and often through individual conversations, programs, events, resources and services.

Giving students better roadmaps to learning expectations and outcomes, enlisting them in the design and achievement of their learning, and providing them paths to reach their chosen destination, adds coherence and focus to a career-readiness-focused university.

CAS Career Workbook

Download the workbook (PDF).


Where to Start?

When should you begin to prepare for the job market or graduate school? The answer is now! It’s never too early to make a plan and begin to collect all you’ll need to build an impressive portfolio. Even if you’re not quite ready to focus on a career, take a look at these helpful tools and resources. Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to set you up for success!

    1. Watch this short video, “Career Road Map?”
    2. Take a minute to prepare a timeline (PDF) or personal career action plan (PDF).
    3. Upload a resume into OrangeLink, where you can showcase/share your work with  mentors, faculty and graduate recruiters, employers and parents. For additional help read this guide (PDF).
    4. Attend one or more 30-minute seminars to help get you started: Career Events

How to book an on-line appointment with your college advisor:

  • Login to your MySlice account and access the Orange Success link (hit CTRL + F and enter "Success" if you don't see the link).
  • On Orange Success home page, click "My Success Network" (found on the left side of the page). 
  • Find your college advisor and click the "Schedule Appointment" link.
  • Find an open slot that works for you and click on the "+ Sign up" button to reserve that time.  (Please enter a brief description of what you'd like to discuss in the "notes" section.)

Additional Resources:


Career Assessments

Not really sure where to begin or completely lost as to what interests you?

We can help you dig a bit deeper by talking about your options with you, or by providing you with a career assessment. These career tools can help you think about:

  • Values: How your personal and professional values relate to satisfying careers.
  • Skills: What strengths you have and that you would like to use in a career.