What is LifeLab?
LifeLab is a dynamic, supportive space where you can drop in during open hours to:
- Explore your career options and interests
- Discover and reflect on your strengths, passions, and skills
- Edit and optimize your resume
- Practice responding to common interview questions
- Receive support for every step in your job search
For help with your resume or other job-related materials, please bring your laptop or a printed version of your materials. For discovery and career exploration, a laptop is preferred but not required.
Where is LifeLab?
LifeLab is located on the ground-floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, room 248, (between Sabor and Core restaurants) anytime during our open hours:
LifeLab Spring Hours
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00-6:00 PM
Faculty Fellow LifeLab Hours: Fridays from 2:00-4:00pm
Undergraduate Research Hours with Chris Elsner: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30pm
Why Come to LifeLab?
LifeLab is designed to support any student — from first-year undergraduates to graduate students engage with hands-on, reflective activities to identify values, skills and new directions. Meet with Peer Educators in LifeLab to receive feedback and suggestions to improve your resume, receive assistance with connecting to career paths, developing and strengthening your resume, or begin the search process for internships, graduate school, or full-time professional opportunities.
What Will I Do in LifeLab?
You get to decide from a menu of career-related options what you will do. If you are unsure about where to start, that’s okay! The Peer Educators will co-create a plan of action that works for you, your timeline, and your goals. If you already have a goal or task in mind, Peer Educators are there to provide assistance and answer questions you may have.
What If I Need A lot of Help?
LifeLab is a great first stop regardless of where you are in your process. The trained Peer Educators are ready to tackle career-related challenges with you – from the first steps in exploring possible careers, to running through mini-mock interviews. You can use the services in LifeLab as often as you need.
If you need additional support, Career Educators are also available in LifeLab to assist in co-creating answers, strategies, and plans to help you move forward on your path.
Meet Your Peer Educators
- Gabby Encinas
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences- Leadership Studies & Practice
- Nicolas Herard
College of Engineering- Materials Science & Engineering
- Victoria Rackley
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences – Agricultural Technology Management & Education
- Gabrielle Rivas
College of Education- Literacy, Learning & Leadership
- Patricia Sanchez
College of Science- Pre-Psychology
- Amanda Starsiak
Eller College of Management – Economics
Meet Your Career Educators
Career Educators are dedicated to your career success and are also available during LifeLab should the need arise.
Related Events or Programs
Personalized. Ongoing. Support.
Job & Internship Search Preparation
Looking for support as you search for a job or internship? Design Your Search (DYS) will help you understand what you need to know to complete a successful search.
Faculty Fellow Office Hours
Fridays, 2-4 PM
Drop in to chat with Faculty Fellow, Joellen Russell, Associate Professor Geosciences, Planetary Sciences. Faculty Fellows work to effectively involve students in research, collaborative projects, career-readiness efforts and community outreach.