LAS and Career Workshop prepares students for their future

By Kiran Sood

As students begin to think about choosing classes for the spring semester, as well as planning their majors, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting a workshop called “The Top Ten Secrets to Choosing Your LAS Major and Your Career, Including Business Careers!”

The workshop will be held Monday, from 4 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m., at the University YMCA.

It is an interactive presentation geared for the LAS students, said Julian Parrott, dean of the General Curriculum Center for LAS who is hosting the workshop.

“The workshop aims to acquaint students with the application of skills needed as an LAS student and in the job market,” Parrott said. “The workshop will show them what they can do to enhance those skills, the importance of the in-class and extra curricula experience.”

In addition, the workshop will cover the opportunities an LAS degree affords and how to link a degree, he said. Career plans and how to prepare now, as freshman and sophomores, for the career market will also be discussed at the workshop, he added.

Although, the workshop used to be called “Business Careers for LAS Students,” that title is no longer used because it has changed to be a more major related event, Parrott said. This semester, instead of the scheduled speaker, there will be a presentation focusing on making a major successful and how that relates to a possible career.

Students should look for the GC Annex sign when trying to locate the workshop, Parrott said. The GC Annex can be found in the lower floor of the YMCA on Wright Street, he added.

Adva Steiner, academic adviser for the General Curriculum Center, said students should take the opportunity to check out the workshop. She included it in her latest advising newsletter as an opportunity for students. Many students are thinking about planning for next semester right now and this fair will allow them opportunities to think about what their LAS degree can do for them in the future, Steiner said.