Life + Career Design Lab

The 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.

Advising during COVID-19
Our virtual lab is open each weekday, noon-2 p.m. via Zoom (password: LAS).

If you'd prefer to set an appointment outside of those hours, please email with your preferences and a short description of what you would like to discuss.

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

Hear about resources you can access in the Life + Career Design Lab:



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:


Get career advice from LAS alumni:

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