Another component of the Armstrong Hall renovation is the Futures Center — a project built in partnership with ASU’s office of Career and Professional Development Services. Designed as a 21st-century career center for liberal arts and science majors, the Futures Centers will offer services and programming to prepare students for life after college — whether that means entering the workforce or continuing education through graduate or professional school.

Through the new Futures Center, preparation for life after college will begin from the very first day students arrive on the Tempe campus. Starting with LIA 101 (the college’s student success course for freshmen), first year students will have opportunities to discover their future passions and career pathways, learn the transferable skills employers and graduate and professional schools are looking for, take part in resume workshops and employer panels, and seek out internships throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

College alumni and community supporters have been involved from the onset of the project to help shape the student experience by sharing their time, expertise and resources to enhance the college’s vision for Armstrong Hall. Alumni, business and community partners will be offered opportunities to connect with students by serving as mentors, internship supervisors and by providing job shadowing opportunities — sharing with students how they can be successful in the constantly evolving 21st-century workplace.

“The vision we have for Armstrong Hall represents the college’s ongoing commitment to the success of our undergraduates," Kenney said. "And the first-floor space of Armstrong Hall will be the means by which we bring together our faculty, staff, alums and community members in support of our students in an atmosphere that will be designed to encourage creativity, adaptability and a focus on the future.”