The Excel Network

The Excel Network establishes and supports a holistic approach to experiential learningcareer education, student advising, and alumni networking in the College of Arts & Letters to chart successful paths to meaningful careers.

Career Communities

Customized career communities that offer tailored content and events based on industry and career interests

Domestic & International Internship Opportunities

International internships offered in over 12 countries; Study away internship programs offered in NYC, DC, and San Francisco

Service Learning & Undergraduate Research

Program offerings and resources for service learning and undergraduate research opportunities

Advising for Careers, Internships, & More

A dedicated team of staff and peer advisors to provide students a competitive advantage in the marketplace

World-class Study Abroad & Study Away Programs

Over 80 unique study abroad programs in 40 countries; Study away programs in NYC, LA, Puerto Rico, Chicago, and Silicon Valley

Connecting with Alumni

Establishing valuable internship & career connections; Exposure to alumni as mentors, panelists, guest speakers, and networking event hosts

Your Path to Professionalization

Graduation is closer than you think – prepare yourself for what comes next

A Bachelor of Arts in a foreign language equips graduates with a solid foundation to pursue careers in business, government, education and nonprofit sectors, as well as a variety of graduate-level programs. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of a student’s college major, but by the interests, skills, values, and experiences acquired during college. Regardless of your career aspirations, it is important to participate in internships and related work experience, get good grades, take advanced coursework, and be involved in campus activities. Many entry-level positions do not require a specific degree, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related experience. Below we have provided a range of opportunities to help you develop a path to explore your options, to get the skills that prepare you for a life beyond college and connect you to your future career possibilities.

To-Do:

Meet with Career Consultant

Meet with Academic Adviser 1x per semester

Sample Plan:

Fall:

  • Enroll in AL 101
  • Study Abroad fair
  • Language clubs
  • Earn, Learn & Intern Event

Spring:

  • Volunteer

Summer:

  • Local internship
  • Study Away

To-Do:

Meet with Academic Adviser 1x per semester

Sample Plan:

Fall:

  • Careers for Language Students Event
  • Study Abroad Fair

Spring:

  • Study Abroad
  • Career Exposure Series

Summer:

  • Study Abroad

To-Do:

Meet with Academic Adviser 1x per semester

Sample Plan:

Fall:

  • Seek leadership opportunities in student orgs 
  • Unpacking Your Study Abroad

Spring:

  • Career Fairs & Workshops
  • AL 250 Career Strategies for Arts and Letters Students

Summer:

  • Internship (international or domestic)

To-Do:

Meet with Academic Adviser 1x per semester

Sample Plan:

Fall:

  • Final appointment with Career Consultant
  • Job search
  • Apply to Grad School

Spring:

  • Graduation!