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Student Professional Development

The Student Professional Development center within the College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing students’ professionalism and empowering students to present themselves successfully as candidates for internship, employment and post-secondary education opportunities.
Our primary goals are:

  • Core Services & Programs – To offer undergraduate CLA students opportunities to develop the necessary skills to succeed in today’s job market.
  • Employer Relations – To work with departments and employers to collaborate on professional development initiatives and further cultivate internship and professional relationships.
  • Experiential Learning – To cultivate relationships with alumni and other offices on campus that may potentially result in internship, career and research opportunities.

To arrange an appointment to meet with a Student Professional Advisor you please call 215-204-7971, select option #5. You can also contact us via email at CLAcareers@temple.edu.


 Pre-Graduate School Advising

Many College of Liberal Arts students choose to continue their studies by attending Masters or Doctorate Graduate programs of their choice. While each graduate program has specific admissions requirements, it is recommended that students meet with their Departmental Faculty Advisor for further information. Students should begin planning as soon as their sophomore/junior year.

Pre-Law Advising

Students do not need a particular major in order to apply for admission to Law School. It is recommended that students begin to meet with a Pre-Law advisor during their freshman year. The College of Liberal Arts Pre-Law Advisors are: Dr. Paul CroweLibby Reynard, and Keesa Bond.

Departmental Advising

Though the Professional Advisors in the Academic Advising Center are available to students throughout their academic careers to help them complete their  University and College requirements, students are urged to meet with the Faculty Advisors in their Departments to discuss their program requirements. Through contact with departmental faculty, students gain an in-depth appreciation of a specific discipline and discover opportunities associated with their field of interest. Departmental contact information can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.