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Welcome, Freshmen & Sophomores!

It's not too early to take steps toward your career path! Learn about experiences and skills employers value so you can gather them throughout your time at Cal.

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Connecting Your Classes to
the Work World

Behold the power of an L&S education! Learn from an accomplished Cal alum, students exploring career paths, and business and tech employers.

Action Steps

Career Exploration

Cal Externship Program

What Can I Do with a Major in...?

Advising for New L&S Students


Tune in to the Alumni Gallery to learn from Cal grads’ job search stories.

Career Ladders - Planning Your Future

Get started planning your career and learn about typical paths for students in your major.


Action Steps

Skill Building for Success

What are the skills employers value most and how can you build them as an L&S student? Get advice directly from employers and Cal alumni.

Gaining Experience & Growing Your Network

Watch how an alum went from extern to intern to employee — a perfect illustration of how valuable networking and internships can be.

Action Steps

Ready for More?

Check out Career Ladders resources for Juniors & Seniors >>

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Career Ladders for Letters & Science was made possible by support of the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation and
Kathy Kwan, '87 Microbiology, '93 MBA/MPH, Trustee, University of California Berkeley Foundation.