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Center for Careers, Life, and Service

Empowering students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose

Whether you’re interested in identifying your strengths, launching your career, serving the community, or pursuing post-graduate study, Grinnell’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) is here to help. You can meet with CLS staff to discuss career planning; identify service opportunities; find internships and job-shadows; apply for graduate school or post-graduate fellowships; and hone resumes, applications, and cover letters. The CLS also hosts workshops and on-campus recruiting events; offers a wide variety of in-office, online, and printed planning tools; and supports Grinnell alumni. The tabs at left describe our services more in-depth and tell you who in our center can best help you get started.


Steven Duong

Steven Duong ’19 Receives $30,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Steven Duong ’19, a newly selected Thomas J. Watson Fellow, will travel to Malawi, China, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago in 2019-20 to write poetry and explore the world of freshwater fish.
Opeyemi Awe ’15

Opeyemi Awe ’15 Named Schwarzman Scholar

Former Student Government Association President and Thomas J. Watson Fellow Opeyemi “Ope” Awe ’15 has been named a Schwarzman Scholar to pursue graduate study in global affairs in Beijing.
Rachel Bass ’19

Rachel Bass ’19 Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Rachel Bass ’19 has been named one of 48 recipients of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The physics and mathematics major from Salem, Oregon, was selected from about 1,000 applicants on the basis of academic merit, as well as leadership and ambassadorial potential.


Apr. 1

CLS Express

Rosenfield Center E-mail Lounge (Across from Grill)
Monday, April 1, 2019, 11am – 1pm
Apr. 1

"Teachers Talk" Series

Rosenfield Center 101
Monday, April 1, 2019, 12 – 1pm
Apr. 1

STEM Career Community Meeting

Rosenfield Center 209 (B&C) - Classroom
Monday, April 1, 2019, 7 – 8pm
Apr. 2

CLS Express

Rosenfield Center E-mail Lounge (Across from Grill)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11am – 1pm

Department Information

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United States