Careers

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Kick-Start Your Success. Mining your strengths and passions is the first step in finding a career that matters to you. At COLA, we understand that. Pave the way for your success. Engage – soak up experiences with our 250 student-led clubs and organizations, 500-plus approved study abroad options, robust internship opportunities and local and global community service. Explore majors and careers, stage mock interviews, search for jobs and be one of the 68 percent of liberal arts students who complete at least one internship. We have everything you need as you customize your path, from online assessments to career advising. We’ll even schedule a first-time appointment with our Career and Professional Success office if you’re unsure where to begin.

Discover why 96 percent of recent COLA graduates report successful career outcomes within months of graduation, with 79 percent employed and 17 percent enrolled in further education.

Create your unique success. Partner with us.

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Student Resources


Proactively build the knowledge and skills you'll need to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing future.

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Employer Resources


Connect to our talented undergraduate and graduate students through job boards, on-campus events and more.

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Alumni Resources


Explore how UNH can advance your career or how you can advance the careers of future Wildcat alumni.

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COLA's Career Office

Career and Professional Success – College of Liberal Arts
cola.caps@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-3601

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General Walk-in Hours (all majors)
Mondays - Wednesday, 1-3 pm, McConnell 188
(no appointment necessary)

Weekly drop-in hours, also known Career Express, is your opportunity to get career assistance without an appointment. All drop-in career coaching sessions are conducted by Career Ambassadors—a highly-trained group of UNH undergraduate students, passionate about career development. Career Ambassadors can complete resume reviews, critique and build LinkedIn profiles, administer sample interview questions, and address a wide range of career-related questions and concerns. We encourage you to meet with a Career Ambassador before scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a COLA career coach. 

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COLA's Career Resources

  • Alumni Spotlight

    The COLA alumni network, 47,000+ strong around the world, includes Fulbright scholars, compassionate teachers, innovative scientists, creative designers – the list is endless. They are fascinating, successful people who have taken what they’ve learned at UNH and run with it. Here is a look at just some of our many thousands of accomplished graduates.

  • Career Coaching

    We'll help you make informed decisions about your career development and offer you the tools you need to meet your goals.

  • Career Development Courses

    Our career courses are geared towards you as a liberal arts major. Develop the skills you'll need to shine.

  • Career Exploration by Major

    Learn about the career paths and resources for your individual field of study.

  • FAQs about Careers

    Four of our young alumni take to video to answer common questions about careers.

  • Career Office Staff, Meet the Team!

    We can't wait to meet you. Drop in during our Career Express hours or schedule an appointment through Handshake.

  • Philosophy Major | Bioinformatics Scientist at NIH
    Why did you major in philosophy? I majored in philosophy because it was the only discipline where we could explicitly tackle certain meta-level questions that don’t get addressed elsewhere. For instance, what is science and how do we differentiate it from other disciplines? Why is quantum mechanics...
    Philosophy Major | Bioinformatics Scientist at NIH
    Why did you major in philosophy? I majored in philosophy because it was the only discipline where we could explicitly tackle certain meta-level questions that don’t get addressed elsewhere. For instance, what is science and how do we differentiate it from other disciplines? Why is quantum mechanics...
  • Philosophy Major | Quality Assurance Team Manager at Apple
    Why did you major in philosophy? I grew up in the Philosophy Department (quite literally — my father is Professor deVries)! Philosophy has always been part of my life, I learned at a young age how to argue and question, (with very solid logic) both to the benefit and chagrin of my Dad. However, I...
    Philosophy Major | Quality Assurance Team Manager at Apple
    Why did you major in philosophy? I grew up in the Philosophy Department (quite literally — my father is Professor deVries)! Philosophy has always been part of my life, I learned at a young age how to argue and question, (with very solid logic) both to the benefit and chagrin of my Dad. However, I...
  • Philosophy Major | Social Worker
    Why did you major in philosophy? As a first-generation undergrad at UNH, I had limited insight regarding my career path. I wanted to “help people” but didn’t particularly know who or how to do so. Choosing first semester freshman year classes was intimidating, and my strategy was fairly random. “...
    Philosophy Major | Social Worker
    Why did you major in philosophy? As a first-generation undergrad at UNH, I had limited insight regarding my career path. I wanted to “help people” but didn’t particularly know who or how to do so. Choosing first semester freshman year classes was intimidating, and my strategy was fairly random. “...
  • Theatre & History Majors | Academic Coordinator at Rosie's Theater Kids / Acting Coach
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I currently work at Rosie's Theater Kids, a non-profit after-school theatre program co-founded by Rosie O'Donnell, which provides musical theatre training to underserved teens in NYC. I moved to the Big Apple five...
    Theatre & History Majors | Academic Coordinator at Rosie's Theater Kids / Acting Coach
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I currently work at Rosie's Theater Kids, a non-profit after-school theatre program co-founded by Rosie O'Donnell, which provides musical theatre training to underserved teens in NYC. I moved to the Big Apple five...
  • Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....
    Political Science and International Affairs Majors | Legislative Assistant
    My main areas of focus are education and workforce, labor, housing and disability policy. My primary responsibility is to make policy recommendations to the larger staff and Senator related to legislation to support....

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Getting Down to Business

First virtual career academy helps students adapt
Job hunting amidst COVID-19 isn’t just a challenge for recent graduates and internship-seekers on the frontlines of today’s economy. It’s also a priority for the career team helping them navigate it. That’s what prompted Raina Sprague ’11, director of employer relations at Career and Professional Success, or CaPS, to launch their first-ever overall employer survey this past March. CaPS wanted to...