Life + Career Design Lab

A staff member and a student talk in the Life + Career Design LabThe LAS Life + Career Design Lab is a one-stop shop where students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences can explore their interests and questions on majors, career preparation, study abroad, undergraduate research and other life-designing and life-shaping activities.

Fall 2020 virtual advising 

Our virtual lab is open each weekday from noon – 2pm via this Zoom link (password: LAS). If you prefer to set an appointment outside of those hours, please email the Life + Career Design Lab with your time and day preferences and a short description of what you would like to discuss. This information will help us pair you with an intern experienced in your needs.


Resources you'll find within the lab

Through the Life + Career Design Lab, you'll find:

  • Professional staff dedicated to helping students navigate their Illinois experience, including study abroad, career development, and new-student transitions
  • Computers and printers to access information on opportunities
  • Wayfinding maps and other Life + Career Design tools
  • Peer advising for study abroad, undergraduate research, and career planning


Resources beyond the lab

The lab is a physical space that encourages students to think like a designer when getting involved and preparing for the future. However, many of the lab’s experiences happen all over campus and around the world, including through:


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