The Career Center has two career advisors serving all majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. Learn more about Ed Childs and Laura Droste, and reach out to them to discuss major and career options, finding work that matches your values, job search strategies, resume and portfolio development, and more. To schedule an appointment with Ed or Laura, call (773) 325-7431 or reserve a time online in Handshake. If you are just getting started, or are interested in a resume review, please visit a peer career advisor. Weekly walk-in hours are available.
Tips & Resources
Explore Your Purpose: Explore your purpose starts with knowing yourself and recognizing your resources, skills and talents.
Define Your Skills: LAS graduates have key transferable skills, which can sometimes be difficult to articulate on a resume or in an interview. To narrow these, look at page 5 of our Resume Packet and note the skills where you can provide concrete examples from class, volunteer work and other experiences both on and off campus. Then, place asterisks next to the skills you enjoy most. These skills should be highlighted on your resume, used as job search terms and mentioned in interviews.
Research Potential DePaul Mentors: Explore and connect with DePaul University's Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) mentors. Consider asking mentors about personal and professional transitions and how they got started in their industry or role.
Explore on LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a great resource to help you discover skills needed for various roles. Perusing the Alumni Pages, or See Alumni button on DePaul's LinkedIn page, can provide information about career path options and how other LAS graduates got to where they are today. This professional social platform can also help you connect skills with careers.
Discover additional LAS resources on Handshake.