BEYOND120 FOR STUDENTS
It takes 120 credit hours to earn your degree, but there are infinite ways to navigate your college journey and prepare for life beyond graduation. Beyond120 is about translating the knowledge, skills, and perspectives you are cultivating through your CLAS education into personal growth and professional development.
Consider the vast array of opportunities available to you in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the powerful transferable skills you can cultivate through these experiences. Participating in research can teach you analytical reasoning, problem-solving, attention to detail, and teamwork. Global engagement can foster the intercultural competence and understanding that is necessary to thrive in today’s globalized world. Internships can provide essential industry knowledge and professional networks. And this is just the beginning.
Beyond120 can guide you through this process by helping you build the skills necessary to apply competitively for these kinds of opportunities, ensure that you maximize the value of these experiences when you obtain them, and harness the full potential of your Liberal Arts and Sciences education so that when you graduate you can launch into the next phase of your journey with confidence, clarity, and momentum.
Have a look at the various resources available to you through our program, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our faculty with questions, and start going Beyond120 today!
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Beyond120 is the experiential learning and career development program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are many powerful experiences you can engage with as a college student: internships, study abroad trips, research, service-learning, excursions, and more. We encourage you to make the most of your time in CLAS and pursue and and all of the resources the Beyond120 program has to offer!
There is no formal application to participate in Beyond120 activities. You can take advantage of any and all of our resources. However, we do offer the Experiential Scholars Program and the Beyond120 Young Professionals. The Beyond120 Young Professionals is a student-run organization that focuses on sharing experiential learning opportunities with students.
In addition to participating in the Beyond120 offerings, several students have been offered full-time positions after graduation. Our goal as a program is for you as a student to feel confident and comfortable as a young professional entering the workforce.
Enroll in Beyond120 Coursework
Begin Your Professional Portfolio
Professional Pathways - This course serves as an introduction to personal and professional development. Students engage with multiple theories of career development, practice transferable skills, cultivate professional abilities such as resume-writing and interviewing, and identify the connections between these skills, themselves, and industries of interest.
Global Pathways: Preparing for International Engagement - This course is designed to prepare you for your overseas experience and provides the intercultural perspectives and practical skills necessary to craft a strategic action plan that integrates world experience, civic engagement, and professional development to prepare future citizens of the global Gator Nation.
Introduction to Research in the Liberal Arts and Sciences - This course will help students find research opportunities and acquire research skills. Topics covered will include formulating research questions, drafting project proposals, cultivating professional relationships with faculty, presenting at conferences, and getting published.
Interested in attending a Beyond120 event?
We are excited to host and promote virtual workshops and events. Hosts include the following departments:
- The Beyond120 Program
- The Bob Graham Center
- Pre-Health & Pre-Law Advising
- And Much More!
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Weekly Peer Mentoring Sessions
Curious About Beyond120 or Need Assistance? In addition to meeting with the Beyond120 faculty, you can also attend peer mentoring sessions with current Beyond120 interns. Feel free to ask questions, request a resume/CV critique, or learn more about the various opportunities associated with the Beyond120 program.
Advising sessions are held via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10am and 2-4pm
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The Beyond120 Skills Curriculum
Here you will find interactive lessons that cover a range of skills to assist with your professional development. The lessons are grouped by the eight career readiness competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. New lessons are added all the time, so check back frequently for more content. Among the competencies covered are:
- Resilience and Grit
- Professional Materials
- Decision Making
- Communication for Professional Development
- Goal Setting