How has studying the liberal arts managed to last throughout the ages? Because it never stops being relevant to today—or to tomorrow.
The key is the core competencies you develop in a liberal arts education. They prepare you to thrive in your career and in life, even during uncertain and dynamic times.
When you are able to articulate these core competencies, it gives you a competitive edge in any job market.
No matter which major you choose in CLA, your liberal arts courses combine to build 10 Core Career Competencies.
This makes you stand out as a candidate for jobs and graduate programs, plus gives you all of the intellectual tools to adapt and advance professionally.View the Competencies
Make a plan to intentionally strengthen your competencies and accelerate their development through a broad range of experiences inside and outside the classroom.
Every CLA student develops the 10 competencies, but every student does it differently. RATE (Reflect, Articulate, Translate, Evaluate) helps you tell the story of how you did it.
Using RATE connects what you’ve experienced across your liberal arts education and helps you translate its value into any professional context. So when life brings a pivotal opportunity, you are ready to present yourself.More about RATE
Each of these videos gives you valuable insight into the Core Career Competencies you gain in CLA—and how they help you make an impact.
Connect with your CLA academic advisors and career counselors, check out the Career Readiness Guide—and chart your course for future success.