Getting a Job

Getting a Job After Graduation

Are you wondering what to do with your LALS degree after you graduate?

We hope that you chose LALS because you enjoy your LALS classes and you decided to follow your interests. Why stop now!

Maybe you're tired of hearing people with careers telling you to "do what you love." But the truth is that most people who work in universities, with students, or in career counseling have done exactly that. We have walked that walk.


Start with Jobs

Still not convinced you can follow your heart? Take 15 minutes to get inspired by Steve Jobs, who tells you that while you can't map out the future, it doesn't need to stop you from connecting the dots to your dream career. Of course we can't all be billionaire tech giants, but it is possible to get paid for the work you love to do.


Practical Advice

You came here for practical advice and maybe even a list of things to do. Here we go:

  1. What do you love? If you're not sure, start with personality and/or career interest assessments.
  2. Do you know what you like to do? Check out resources for finding jobs that match your skills and interests.
  3. When you are ready to apply for a job, get help with your résumé and cover letter.

Please remember to focus on your first job after graduation. You do not have to come up with your life plan all at once!