The Career Leadership Academy prepares aspiring Iowa undergraduate student leaders to excel in their future endeavors beyond the University setting and to live and lead with integrity.
Through meaningful and intentional academic and experiential coursework, students learn and develop leadership skills and professionalism in a collaborative and inclusive environment. The Career Leadership Academy challenges its students to connect with leaders in order to live a purposeful life and create positive change on a local, national, and global level.
"The Career Leadership Academy does a great job of preparing students for the real world."
- Sue Daughtery,
Manager of People Development,
Finance Department, Rockwell Collins
Employer Panels: Visit CLA Part 1 classes to share your insight on what employers and graduate schools are seeking in new college graduates. There are 8-10 employer panels each semester in October and February and one employer panel every summer. For those not local to Iowa City, there is an opportunity to connect virtually via web conferencing software.
Kaleidoscope Leadership Workshop: Present a 40-minute session on diverse topics in leadership. This event is required for all CLA Part 1 and Part 2 students and occurs twice a year in October and March.
Presentation Evaluator: Visit CLA Part 1 classes to evaluate and provide feedback on group presentations. There are 16-20 presentation sessions each semester in November and April and once every summer. For those not local to Iowa City, there is an opportunity to connect virtually va web conferencing software.
CLA Class Representatives - As the voice of their classmates, the Class Representative solicits feedback, communicates announcements, contributes to our social media presence, and raises awareness of CLA through tabling, event volunteering and other marketing efforts. Class Representatives are recruited in the first or second week of each semester.
CLA Interns - Our interns serves an integral role on our CLA staff team, focusing on marketing, social media, and event management. Recruitment for interns, when needed, occurs in the spring semester on Handshake.
UI Certificate in Leadership Studies - Take your leadership knowledge to the next level with a certificate.