Beyond120

Beyond120 is a program designed to promote experiential learning and career readiness in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduates. We’re developing a career and professional development curriculum that will connect the learning experiences in the classroom with experiential education opportunities outside the classroom. We’re enhancing undergraduate coursework with international exchange programs for global education. We’re coordinating internships with our alumni to mentor undergraduates on the importance and value of work experience, research, shadowing, and the development of leadership skills.

Beyond120 includes a program of professional development and career readiness designed to make sure that students cultivate the skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century and acquire the confidence necessary to articulate and translate those skills into almost any setting.

Our alumni can get involved by supporting the exchange programs and hosting internships.
Contact the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs to learn how.

Opportunities for support within Beyond120 include
the following program areas:

  • Internships/Externships/Shadow Experiences
  • International Exchange/Study Abroad Programs
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Alumni Mentoring/Engagement
  • Career Readiness Opportunities
  • Skills Gaps (Speaking, Writing, Numerical Literacy, Technical Literacy)
  • On-Campus Involvement (Student Organizations, Student Ambassador Programs, Etc.)
  • Service Learning/Volunteer/Public Services
  • CLAS Career Communities

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“During my 32-year career at Eli Lilly and Company, I found that UF graduates align well with the company’s core values of integrity, excellence, and respect for people. As a result, we have contributed significantly to the company’s mission of ‘making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.'”

Gene Inman ’82
PhD in Chemistry
Chair of Chemistry Leadership Board

“The summer between my freshman and sophomore year, I got a civil engineering internship in Hurley, N.M. at a Forbes Top-100 company copper mine. I was worried because I had zero engineering experience or knowledge. I had never even had to take college-level science classes! But my computational skills were really all I needed, as well as the ability to learn quickly and take direction. It taught me that even with majors as broad as mine, I really am qualified to do anything that I desire.”

Sofia Shepard ’15
Mathematics and Spanish major
Intern, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

“Cardiff University’s Exchange Program is very much an experience of independence that allows you to interact with other students from the UK. Meeting new people, traveling to new places, and having new experiences allowed me to see more of the world than I had expected.”

Marisa Castro ’19
Psychology major
International Exchange Program, Cardiff, Wales

“It is amazing to have an opportunity to do research with scientists and engineers from around the world. My experiences at UF made this possible by furthering my knowledge of nature, while serving my home, school, and community by being civically engaged.”

Hector Lacera ’18
Physics major
Intern, CERN high-particle physics lab, Switzerland

Giving and Naming Opportunities

Any Amount Support the Beyond120 Fund.
$500+ Yearly support for promoting and providing service-learning opportunities.
$3,000+ Travel stipends.
$30,000+ Named, endowed international exchange and internship scholarships.
$60,000/year Career Communities Coordinator. This role would be housed in the Academic Advising Center.
$100,000+ Career Communities Speaking Series (a total of nine to correspond to the nine Career Communities).
$2M Instructional teaching faculty position for Beyond120.

Companies and individuals who support the program are publicly recognized and acknowledged in places seen by all CLAS students.