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Carleton's Career Center goes far beyond the basics of helping you write a resume, attend job fairs, practice for interviews, and apply to grad schools (although they do a fine job of all that). They can connect you with our network of accomplished alumni (nearly 26,000 strong) and parents, help you explore internship and fellowship opportunities, set up industry-specific externships, and guide you as you explore all your post-Carleton options.

Career Center programs include:

  • Internships that provide students with real world experience and perspective in a given field.
  • Engagement Wanted, a program that connects Carleton juniors and seniors with alumni, parents, and friends of the College who may have advice, referrals, or employment opportunities.
  • Carleton Scholars, special "taste-of-industry" tours that introduce students to a variety of organizations in a particular field of interest, including site visits, panel discussions, receptions, and social activities.
  • 30 Minutes, an ongoing series of speed-networking evetns that bring students interested in a specific job or industry face-to-face (in person or via video chat) with alumni experienced in that field. In just half an hour (hence the name), Carleton networking magic happens.
  • Mentor Externships connect students with alumni for 1-4 week "mini internships," most with a focus project, and generally including home-stays with their alumni hosts.

Still trying to figure out what you can do with a liberal arts education? Well, your major won't dictate your life, there are plenty of Pathways to explore, and if nothing else, you can dig deep into the basic data for every major at Carleton to see where our alums end up.

  • Laura Glander '84 says:
    Carleton taught me to try new things in a supportive environment. My Carleton education shaped me for life - the many jobs I've had (including parenthood) and for the many adventures I've undertaken.