UNT's Career Center and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences welcomed roughly 460 students for the annual Finding CLASS career exploration week.

Last month on Feb. 19-23, the University of North Texas Career Center and the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) hosted the annual Finding CLASS career exploration week. This was the second year for the program, which consists of five unique events designed to instill both academic and professional confidence among UNT students.

“We wanted to create an event like this to not only help our current liberal arts majors, but anyone interested in these areas to see the value of their degree,” said Lauren Piepenburg, a Career Coach for CLASS who helped to organize the career exploration week.

Though mainly targeted toward students majoring in a subject within the liberal arts, Finding CLASS is open to all UNT students. Each of the week’s events is designed to guide students through the process of tailoring their degree to their professional goals.

“By including so many different stakeholders, such as faculty, alumni and student organizations, throughout the week,” said Piepenburg, “we hope to allow any student to walk through the process of career exploration and gain both academic and professional confidence regardless of their classification, major or aspirations.”

In its first year, Finding CLASS attracted roughly 450 attendees over the course of the entire week, with this year’s program seeing roughly 460 attendees.