Who We Are

For over a decade, Career Leadership Academy has stood out for its innovative approach to leadership and career preparation.  Over 1000 University of Iowa students have participated in this two-part course series, earning academic credit, developing an edge as leaders and connecting with professionals in their career field.   

CLA has taught me to utilize my top strengths in my everyday life to make me a better person. Whether that be in a group, applying for jobs, meeting new people, or school work. My strengths really stuck out to me this semester because of CLA. - Fall 2018 student

CLA part 2 was my favorite course that I took this semester. - Fall 2018 student

One of the most productive classes I've taken at the university. Have gained so much valuable experience and have begun to view myself as a leader in the community - Fall 2018 student

CLA Parts 1 & 2 have both been a part of my success here at the University of Iowa. I feel as if these classes have helped to improve my leadership abilities, as well as, my professional skills in the classroom and beyond. I would definitely recommend this class to a friend. - Fall 2018 student

CLA is more than a class.  As a CLA student, you will build relationships and develop key skills essential to starting your career.  Opportunities to interact with employers include speaking engagements, networking events, panels, mock interviews, service projects, and professional feedback on your presentation skills.

Find out more about who we are and what our students learn:  PDF iconAnnual Report


For more information regarding events, contact Matt Augeri at matthew-augeri@uiowa.edu