Benefits of Membership
The mission of the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK is to maximize knowledge, technology, and resources in a collaborative way to provide a competitive advantage to our liberal arts students and graduates in a global and ever-changing marketplace.
LACN has been in existence since 2000, and was incorporated into a 501c3 in 2004. LACN currently has 34 member schools, an executive board made up of representatives from member schools, and one paid operations manager. LACN hosts an annual Summit at the end of each academic year and offers members the following benefits:
Benchmarking and Sharing Best Practices
The Benchmarking Committee of LACN administers at least 4 surveys of the membership each year. Data are collected on topics such as professional salaries, operations, first destinations and internships, giving member schools the ability to compare their own data and situation with other colleges and universities that share a common purpose and educational philosophy. Members also query other members and share best practices through a variety of channels and methods, including the Google group described below.
LACN Google Group
Members share strategies and resources for providing career services to their respective liberal arts students and alumni.
Consortium Vendor Pricing
LACN has a history of being able to use our numbers as leverage when negotiating prices for such products as CareerSearch or Vault. As a consortium, our organization maximizes knowledge, technology and resources in a collaborative way to provide a competitive advantage to our liberal arts students and alumni in a global and ever-changing marketplace. We invite vendors to submit information on their product with this single form. By doing so, products will be under consideration by 34 schools, with 70,000+ high achieving students.