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
Career Education Manager, College of Liberal Arts
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.
Career Educator, College of Liberal Arts
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
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
- Time management / prioritization
Living a meaningful life post-graduation
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.
Alexandra (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.
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.
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.