Excel Network

The Excel Network establishes and supports a holistic approach to experiential learning, career education, student advising, and alumni networking in the College of Arts & Letters to chart successful paths to meaningful careers. Through six career communities based around distinct industries, you can expect unique online content such as events, internship and career opportunities, alumni spotlights, and experiential learning opportunities from each.

Entrepreneurship,
Business &
Innovation

Visual Arts, Arts
Administration
& Performing Arts

Publishing,
Editing &
Authorship

Design,
Technology
& Media

International
Affairs, Law &
Government

Nonprofit,
Education &
Health

6

career
communities

Liberal arts majors have a variety of career options but may need help navigating through their interests and how their degrees apply to the workforce. The Excel Network created Career Communities to assist students with exploring career paths and connecting to opportunities to prepare them for the future.

Informed by industries and fields where College of Arts & Letters graduates work, each Career Community offers highlighted events, internship and career options, alumni spotlights, and experiential learning opportunities.

Internships

Students receive a wealth of opportunities to make connections between their majors, interests, and career communities through internships. Combining classroom skills and theories with real life situations and hands on practice, internships are a necessary piece to any undergraduate experience. Check out some of the fantastic places where Arts & Letters students have recently interned.

Podcast

Be sure to listen to an episode of our podcast, The Liberal Arts Endeavor, about internships, and click below to learn more about internship opportunities and resources.

Internships provide a variety of benefits for students as they continue their education. With real world experience, students who complete internships become more attractive to employers upon graduation. Professional engagement also helps to enhance your academic experience and performance, while networking and growth help get your foot in the door with industry leaders.

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Study Abroad In

80

Programs

40

Countries

6

continents

Study Abroad

Grounded in the belief that today’s students need more global exposure and experience than ever before to compete in the 21st century, the College of Arts & Letters works with the Office of Study Abroad and students from across the University to find high quality learning opportunities abroad. We offer over 80 programs in 40+ countries across 6 continents.

Study Away

The College of Arts & Letters offers students opportunities to earn academic credit through Study Away courses and internships in different locations within the United States, particularly during the summer months. These programs allow students to immerse themselves in active learning experiences enhanced by extended exposure to new cultural and residential communities.