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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 95 percent of recent COLA graduates report successful career outcomes within months of graduation.

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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
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.

  • Ginger Schoff Profile Shot
    Political Science Major
    As a junior, I am halfway through my undergraduate studies. During this time as a UNH student, my career goals have vacillated significantly. Reflecting back on my research, it’s easy to see that the wildly different projects I’ve undertaken are a reflection of the general uncertainty that has colored my college career. To provide a brief overview, I began my research journey through a…
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  • Rene Franzini Profile Shot
    Communication Major
    I did a three-week summer program  through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), where I took one class in Copenhagen. I’ve always been interested in history, and the Viking Mythology class was the perfect blend of information I didn’t already know, field trips that could only be taken there and a genuinely…
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  • Amir Robertson Profile Shot
    Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies Double Major
    Amir Robertson, from Milan, New Hampshire will graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. He is also part of the Honors in Major program. Amir did his project with the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research and plans to expand on his experience in his honors thesis…
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  • Kevin McDonough Student Fellow Headshot FY24
    Theatre Major
    What made you choose UNH? Accepted students day and meeting the faculty and one of the students, the financial aid package, and family history of attending UNH.…
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  • Olivia Dill Student Fellow Headshot FY24
    Political Science and International Affairs Double Major
    What made you choose UNH? I was not set on UNH until I visited the campus. Starting with the tour I took in the fall of my senior year, the overall feeling I got from…
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Recent COLA alumni employed or enrolled in further education

First Destination Survey 2021


Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH

First Destination Survey 2021

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