The Walter Center for Career Achievement is passionate about helping students in the College of Arts and Sciences find meaningful and rewarding careers. If you aren’t sure which career path is right for you—that’s okay! The Walter Center career exploration process will enable you to discover your talents and goals, and align your academic interests with exciting career options. Your academic advisor and career coach are important allies in this process. Be sure to make an appointment with your designated advisor as soon as you declare a major.
As a student in the College, you’ll work with us to:
- Explore career paths
Here’s where it all begins. You’ll look closely at specific career paths your liberal arts degree can prepare you for. What are you interested in?
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- Build marketable experience
Get real-world work experience through volunteering, job shadowing, part-time employment, internships, and more. Not only will this experiential learning help you decide whether you’re on the right path, it will also give you plenty to talk about with potential employers.
- Prepare for your job search or for graduate school
Become the standout job candidate employers are looking for. From tips on the job search process to developing a powerful resume, writing memorable cover letters, and giving meaningful interviews—we’ve got you covered.
Is graduate school the right career move for you? Talk to your career coach to find out more.
- Launch your career
Employers and recruiters from diverse areas, both corporate and nonprofit, come to IU for the best and brightest liberal arts students. Create your Handshake account as soon as you’ve declared a major. You’ll be able to search and apply online for jobs and internship opportunities.
- Enhance your career
IU’s commitment to your success doesn’t end when you graduate. Get ongoing career advice from the IU Alumni Association.