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Humanities Work: Careers for Humanists

Modified: April 11, 2017
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Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium and Northwestern doctoral alumni for a half-day of career exploration and professional development.

Friday, April 21
Kaplan Institute (Kresge 2351)

2:30 - Alumni Panel
3:45 - Skill-building Workshops
4:45 - Paired Networking
5:30 - Reception 

Register here.

The event will kick off with a panel of Northwestern alumni with PhDs in the humanities followed by skill-building workshops. Participants can also opt-in to a creative networking activity, in which pairs will give and get feedback on specific projects or problems related to their professional development. For workshop descriptions, visit the NU Public Humanities event page

Jordana Cox (Ph.D ’15, ITPD), Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Humanities, Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies, University of Richmond, will lead “Internships, Passion Projects, and Side Hustles: Making the Most of Short-term Work."

Meida McNeal (Ph.D ’07, Performance Studies), Arts and Cultural Manager at Chicago Park District and Artistic Director, Honey Pot Performance, will lead “Inviting Communities In: Building Civic Practice Work.”

Phonshia Nie (Ph.D ’14, History), Community Archivist at Austin History Center and Adjunct Professor, Center for Asian American Studies at University of Texas at Austin, will lead “Articulating the Public Purpose of your Academic Work.”

Jason Ralph (Ph.D ’16, History), Associate at McKinsey & Company will lead “Demystifying the Consulting Case Interview.”

This event is supported in part by The Graduate School Professional Development Grant and co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, Department of History, Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama and Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Ruth Martin Curry

Humanities, Professional Development