Career Preparation

Preparing for the future, now

Each year, Atkins provides programming and resources for students to help plan for their future careers. Presenters are brought to the LLC for talks on leadership, graduate or professional school, public policy, the performing arts, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship, in recognition of the diverse interests of Atkins community members.

Atkins LLC is a community that encourages our members to learn how to lead. Our professional development programming includes working with IU faculty mentors; participating in professional development workshops like MoneySmarts, Leadership Development, the FASE Mentoring Etiquette program; taking part in peer mentoring workshops; and attending lectures and artistic productions throughout campus. We also host conversations about career options and financial guidance.

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is also here to support Atkins students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Walter Center has face-to-face and online access to career coaching, exploring career options, networking, and searching for jobs. These services are also available to alumni for up to three years after they graduate!

Career advising

Each school on IU’s campus has its own career office to help provide you with the support and advising you need to prepare for life after college.

If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Walter Center for Career Achievement can help you think about what your next steps will be after graduation, which career is best for you, and how to search for a job, overseas study, or an internship opportunity. Learn more about career options, job search strategies, and job fairs taking place on campus. Schedule an appointment with a career coach to discuss career options or conduct a job or internship search. Explore the possibility of graduate school, too.

Are you still exploring your major options? Take advantage of IU’s Career Development Center. They can help you explore majors and career paths.

Liberal arts skills for your future

The College of Arts and Sciences, of which Atkins LLC is a part, provides a comprehensive education that equips you for any career path. The skills you’ll take away from your education here will ready you for your first, second, and even third careers.

The skills, insights, and values of our liberal arts education have never been more relevant. A College education focuses on five foundational skills:

  • Question critically
  • Think logically
  • Communicate clearly
  • Act creatively
  • Live ethically

These skills are prized by employers of all kinds and are vital to a 21st-century career. You will rely on them throughout your life. And you will develop them here.