Careers

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 67 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 94 percent of recent COLA graduates report successful career outcomes within months of graduation, with 77 percent employed, 14 percent enrolled in further education and three percent involved in volunteering, service or planning for continued education.

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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

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

    Our alumni network, 142,000+ 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.

  • 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.

  • German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
    German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
  • Geography Major | Social Media and Engagement Coordinator AAG
    After completing her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Kansas, Emily took a job as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate advisor at Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2015. Two years later, she now finds herself employed with the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in...
    Geography Major | Social Media and Engagement Coordinator AAG
    After completing her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Kansas, Emily took a job as a clinical assistant professor and undergraduate advisor at Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2015. Two years later, she now finds herself employed with the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in...
  • Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
    Geography and International Affairs Majors | Field Tester for Apple
    I spent my first year after graduation working for Apple, Inc., in the maps department. I do field testing and travel domestically. I was recently accepted into a masters program at the Université Grenoble Alpes to study international development and sustainability in Grenoble, France and will...
  • Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from taking...
    Theatre & English Teaching Major | Middle School Theatre Arts teacher
    What are you currently doing for work and what was the path you took to get here? I am currently in my 5th year of teaching Middle school theatre. I studied theatre and English teaching at UNH. I became passionate about verbatim, ensemble based and social justice theatre. I gained a lot from taking...
  • Art and Business Self-Designed Major | Artist and Author
    My advisor and my favorite professor was John Hatch. He was one of UNH's greatest art professors. He was always very helpful and supportive of my self-designed major. It has been a career I have enjoyed all of my working life.
    Art and Business Self-Designed Major | Artist and Author
    My advisor and my favorite professor was John Hatch. He was one of UNH's greatest art professors. He was always very helpful and supportive of my self-designed major. It has been a career I have enjoyed all of my working life.