Careers

Explore the possibilities

With a liberal arts education, you’ll enter the global workforce with the knowledge and skills to tackle 21st-century problems. Liberal arts students are uniquely trained to examine problems through different perspectives and find creative solutions. Our alumni work across industries: whether it’s serving in the armed forces and government, teaching the next generation, or innovating ethical technological solutions, liberal arts grads work every day to move society in a more humane, livable, and sustainable direction.

The College of Liberal Arts prepares future leaders with the help from CSU Career Services. Students and alumni can take advantage of liberal arts-specific career advising, attend job fairs and networking events, and get the help they need to find success after school.

Meet the Career Education Team

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Greg Head

Career Education Manager, College of Liberal Arts
(970) 492-4894
Greg.Head@colostate.edu

Drop-in Hours: Thursdays, 1–3 p.m. in Eddy 125

Greg has been involved in counseling and higher education for the past 15 years serving students with diverse interests and career goals. Greg completed a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel College in San Diego. Using the previous experience and education, Greg is passionate about assisting CSU Liberal Arts students to develop their strengths and tackle fears or worries they may have in the pursuit of their future careers. 

Shelly Reed, Career Educator for the College of Liberal Arts

Shelly Reed

Career Educator, College of Liberal Arts
(970) 491-1552
Shelly.Reed@colostate.edu

Shelly is passionate about student development and has supported student success through a variety of teaching, advising, and coaching roles. She holds a Master’s in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition from CSU.  Shelly is thrilled to be helping College of Liberal Arts students explore, define, and pursue their career goals. She believes that the strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills developed through liberal arts classes open up many exciting future possibilities.  

Schedule an appointment by calling the Career Center front desk at (970) 491-5707

Investigate

Search and find internship and career opportunities.

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Communicate

Connect with others in the industries you’re interested in.

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Prepare

Learn how to communicate your skills and experiences effectively.

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Cover Letter Guide
Your 30 second Pitch

  • Fireside Chat Socially Conscious Careers – March 22, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
  • International Career Panel – March 28, 2018, 3-5 p.m. 
  • Teacher Job Fair – April 18, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
  • Just in Time Fair – April 3, 2018, 4:30-7 p.m.

CAREER TIP: When you're looking for employment, split your time effectively! 

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Become career ready

It’s easier for employers to teach a hard skill like coding than an essential skill like critical thinking. By pursuing a liberal arts education, you’re learning versatile skills that will be applicable across jobs and industries.

  • Critical thinking / problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Teamwork / collaboration
  • Global / cultural awareness
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Time management / prioritization

Take your career readiness to the next level by pairing the skills developed in the classroom with experiences like internships, field work, or education abroad.

Interested in pursuing an advanced degree? Greg Head in the Career Center is here to help you decide if graduate school is the right next step for you.

Living a meaningful life post-graduation

Find career inspiration by reading stories in our alumni magazine of liberal arts grads who are making a difference in their communities and around the world.

Juliana Vélez speaking at conference in GuatemalaJuliana Vélez
Communication Studies, ’11
Manager of HerStory Campaign

“I hope to be able to continue providing support, resources, and mentorship for women and girls. I want every girl to feel that they have the right to decide what their future looks like, to feel confident and empowered.”

Vélez and her U.S. colleagues partner with 52 in-country, community-based organizations that are working toward improving the educational and social opportunities of girls.

Read more about Vélez's career journey >> 

Alex HernandezAlexandra (Alex) Hernandez
History, B.A. ’08, M.A. ’10
Program Manager for  the National Park Service

"Bringing to light what has happened in our history, helping people understand that it could happen again, and trying to create a space where people can talk. This is what I do."

As the acting program manager for the Heritage Partnerships Program in the intermountain region, Hernandez works with the National Historic Landmarks Program, JACS Grant Program, HABS/HAER/HALS, and National Heritage Areas Program. She oversees historic preservation projects from Texas to Montana. 

Read more about Hernandez's career journey >> 

Vince Blaser presenting at health organization

Vince Blaser
Journalism and Technical Communications, ’04
Director of Frontline Health Workers Coalition

“I love the challenge of taking neglected or complex issues and helping them make sense to people and motivate them to act."

Blaser is using the skills he developed at Colorado State University to advocate for improved access to health workers for millions of people in low- and middle-income countries like India, Senegal, Guatemala, and Mali. 

Read more about Blaser's career journey >> 

Paul DeMaret smiling next to CSU Professor Bill McBridePaul DeMaret 
English, B.A ’88, M.A ’95
Language Arts Teacher at Rocky Mountain High School

“I think nothing prepares you better to examine life than an English degree because it throws open the doors of how we make meaning -- of texts, of experiences, of the world -- and of how we communicate this meaning with each other.”

DeMaret was inspired by the faculty in the CSU English department to pursue teaching, and their influence continues to impact the work he does with students in Fort Collins. 

Read more about DeMaret's career journey >>