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 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
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.

  • History: Museum Studies M.A. | Museum Director
    Sofia Thornblad is executive director of the Horatio Colony House Museum in Keene, NH. She was previously an intern at the museum and was able to learn many of the position’s responsibilities during that time.
    History: Museum Studies M.A. | Museum Director
    Sofia Thornblad is executive director of the Horatio Colony House Museum in Keene, NH. She was previously an intern at the museum and was able to learn many of the position’s responsibilities during that time.
  • History Major and MBA | Owner, Coed Sportswear LLC
    After graduating from UNH in 1990, I started an apparel business, Coed Sportswear. The business purchased the trademark for Coed Naked, and Coed Naked would become arguably the greatest selling and most recognized t-shirt in the country.
    History Major and MBA | Owner, Coed Sportswear LLC
    After graduating from UNH in 1990, I started an apparel business, Coed Sportswear. The business purchased the trademark for Coed Naked, and Coed Naked would become arguably the greatest selling and most recognized t-shirt in the country.
  • English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
    English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
    Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
  • 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...
  • Communication: Media Practices Major | Content Coordinator, Vimeo
    I'm currently working as the content studio coordinator on the social team at Vimeo, a SaaS video company and platform based in NYC. (Well, we're a global company. But that's where our headquarters is located!) My job is to manage and execute the social media strategy for all of Vimeo's core and...
    Communication: Media Practices Major | Content Coordinator, Vimeo
    I'm currently working as the content studio coordinator on the social team at Vimeo, a SaaS video company and platform based in NYC. (Well, we're a global company. But that's where our headquarters is located!) My job is to manage and execute the social media strategy for all of Vimeo's core and...

95%

Recent COLA alumni employed or enrolled in further education
First Destination Survey 2021

63%

Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH
First Destination Survey 2021

Recent Stories

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Empower

Alumna share wisdom with undergraduates in career mentoring event
“Mentorship is one of the most valuable ways alumni can give back to COLA,” says Jon Constable, director of COLA Career and Professional Success. He’s seen the power firsthand. Earlier this semester, Constable, the Liberal Arts Dean’s Office and the COLA Advancement office teamed up for a pilot program to connect high-achieving women graduates with stellar women undergraduates in a networking and...