Northwestern University

Fri 2:30 PM

Humanities Work: Careers for Humanists (professional development workshop)

When: Friday, April 21, 2017
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, #2-351 (Kaplan Seminar Room), 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Graduate Students

Cost: Free.

Contact: Ruth Martin Curry  

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Other


Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium and Northwestern doctoral alumni for a half-day of career exploration and professional development.

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

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The event will kick-off with a panel of Northwestern alumni with PhDs in the humanities:

Jordana Cox (PhD '15, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama), Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Humanities, Dept. of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at University of Richmond

Meida McNeal (PhD '07, Performance Studies), Arts and Cultural Manager at Chicago Park District and Artistic Director, Honey Pot Performance

Phonshia Nie (PhD '14, History), Community Archivist at Austin History Center and Adjunct Professor, Center for Asian American Studies at University of Texas Austin

Jason Ralph (PhD '16, History), Associate at McKinsey & Company

Panelists will lead industry-specific skill-building workshops, including "Articulating the Public Purpose of your Academic Work" and "Demystifying the Consulting Case Interview." 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.

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.

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