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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.

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    Discovering the Diverse Skills of John Mehrmann: Composer, Performing Musician, and Educator
    John Mehrmann is a composer, pianist, organist, choir director, percussionist, and teacher who resides in Maine with his wife, Abigail, and two sons. His musical talents encompass many genres and styles, from directing the a cappella choral ensemble VoXX: Voice of…
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    Classics: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and Anthropology Majors
    I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures and their influence on our modern lives. I have also always felt connected to the clues they have left behind in their literature, architecture and the material remains we now call artifacts. I always wanted to become an archaeologist and had a vague understanding of where I could go in that direction; however, after taking Ancient Greek Civilization with Dr. McMahon, as well as some anthropology classes, I realized I could combine both of these interests in my studies.
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    Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies Majors
    When Caitlin Turner ‘23 realized the research opportunities offered at UNH, she made the connection between a UNH degree and her future. “The undergraduate research prospects are phenomenal. And UNH has fantastic alumni and networking opportunities,” Turner says. “I recognized that a degree from this university would lead to fascinating possibilities.” But before deciding for certain…
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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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