Designed in partnership with ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services, the Futures Center is The College’s hub for helping you prepare for life after graduation, whether your plans include graduate school, a career or forging your own path.
Career Services offers in-person and virtual options for the following:
Career and skill assessments
Career info sessions
Full-time job postings
One-on-one career advising
Engage in hands-on research.
Participating in undergraduate research is a great way to interact with experts, acquire new knowledge and gain valuable experience for graduate school applications and resumes.
Explore opportunities within your department or, if you are an ASU Online student, check out research opportunities through the Online Undergraduate Research Scholars (OURS) program.
Gain real-world experience.
Internships offer valuable training in real-world situations that will set you apart from other applicants with the same educational background.
As a student in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you can receive internship credit through your individual department determined by your major. However, some internships are not deemed appropriate for credit through your school or department. LIA 484 can be an option depending on your individual situation.
LIA 484 enrollment process
- Find an internship.
- Contact your academic advisor.
- Determine whether or not you can receive credit through your department.
- If you are unable to earn credit through your department, you and/or your internship coordinator/academic advisor should contact Mary Nadarski via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine next steps and whether LIA 484 would be an option.
Please note: You must be a student in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to enroll in LIA 484, with the following exception: If you have accepted a position in the Disney Program, you may take up to 6 credits of LIA 484, which includes the successful completion of an accredited Disney course.
LIA 484 course requirements
- Complete an Internship Contract and Affiliation Agreement (if necessary) through the employer and return these documents to our college for access to enrollment of LIA 484.
- Work at the job site approximately 50 hours per university credit hour (10 hours per week for 15 weeks = 3 credits; maximum of 3 credits).
- Send 15 email journal entries about your internship experience. You will spread these emails consistently over the time of the internship.
- Write an Experience Report, due by the end of the term.
LIA 484 is a pass/fail course. You will receive a Y or E based on the acceptable fulfillment of course requirements. Along with the completed hours of your internship, email journals and final experience paper, we require a completed site-supervisor’s evaluation of your work. In order to enroll in the course, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher and be a student in a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major.
Your future starts here.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers often rank skills such as critical thinking and communication — hallmarks of a liberal arts education — above technical aptitude as essential for career readiness. As a graduate of The College, you will enter the job market with the competitive edge that employers are looking for.
Amanda Ventura Zink, a Department of English alumna, is the public affairs manager for Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company. There, she leads the public education campaign "Let's Talk Autonomous Driving."
Ashlie Temple, who graduated with a degree in psychology, manages clinical services across five different states as the patient care services manager for Albertsons, Safeway and Vons pharmacies.