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.

Have a look at the various resources and events 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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Career Readiness Coursework
The Beyond120 program offers a large curriculum of courses to support your career development. We also have a series of free online career readiness modules that cover skills such as interviewing, professional materials, and personal branding.

There are many opportunities to engage in virtual and in-person internship experiences. We have several resources to help you get started. Should you obtain a remote internship, you may earn credit for this experience by enrolling in IDS4940: Internship.

Global Engagement
Participating in a global experience can help you acquire skills and perspectives to help you grow as an individual and professional. Step outside your comfort zone and learn about other cultures, explore new ideas, and experience a different way of thinking. CLAS offers a variety of programs including internship and research opportunities.

Whether you’re conducting research in a group setting or designing your own project with a faculty mentor, undergraduate research is one of the best things you can do to expand your skillset and sharpen your mind outside the classroom. Prestigious research opportunities available to CLAS students span every major and area of interest.

Workshops and Excursions
The Beyond120 program hosts workshops and excursions focused on various dimensions of professional development. Workshops can last 1-2 hours; excursions range in time from one day to one week. Locations have included Gainesville, Tampa, Tallahassee, Washington, D.C., and London, UK.

Beyond120 offers curricular and experiential resources for pre-health students. Beyond120 also offers pre-health students the opportunity to get involved in experiential activities to gain knowledge of healthcare professions, the human side of healthcare, and grow personally and professionally.

Beyond120 Canvas Page
Join the Beyond120 Canvas page, which ensures that you receive regular announcements about internships, study abroad, research, scholarships, mentorship, as well as access to our professional skills modules.

The MentorConnect platform allows you to network and meet with successful alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Once you set up your account, you’ll be able to identify possible mentors who can help you along your academic and professional journey.

Program FAQs

What is the Beyond120 Program?

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!

How can I join the Beyond120 program?

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.

How have other students benefitted from this program?

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.