Blog 5: Informational Interview and Blog Post

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview a civil engineer with over 15 years of experience. This is how it went… How has your career evolved into your current position? “My career has evolved through the connections that I have made which have resulted in the expansion of my clients resulting in higher success rates… Read More Blog 5: Informational Interview and Blog Post

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Practical Positivity: Finding Your Way In the World with Hope

I’ve enjoyed being an English major. The classes have been interesting, my professors have been fun, and I was always passionate for the work I was doing. But in the back of my mind, all throughout my undergraduate career, the classic fear lurked: What happens afterwards?  My biggest criticism of my humanities degree is solely… Read More Practical Positivity: Finding Your Way In the World with Hope

Why It’s Never Too Late to Reassess- Last Impressions from my Introduction to the Job World

Plans Change When I signed up to take my Professional topics course, I thought it was to learn how to make resumes and cover letters for applying to jobs after graduation. However, I learned something I never expected to learn; that I was only choosing the path of grad school and becoming a professor because… Read More Why It’s Never Too Late to Reassess- Last Impressions from my Introduction to the Job World

My Useless Degree and Other Scary Stories I Told Myself

College is weird. A modern university is a weird, anachronistic place where stoles and tassels, Latin mottos, and Greek letters decorate teenagers juggling part-time service jobs and mild alcoholism. It’s the place you go to enrich your mind by engaging with deep-rooted intellectual traditions—and it’s the place you go to be able to get a… Read More My Useless Degree and Other Scary Stories I Told Myself

Going from unprepared, to being ready to take on a job in the real world.

I took this course initially because of my previous inexperience with interview preparation and career prep in general. I came into the class expecting to get some surface level information and advice about job interviews and how to write a resume. However I came away from this class with so much valuable knowledge and advice… Read More Going from unprepared, to being ready to take on a job in the real world.

Yes, Arts and Humanities Students, You CAN Get a Job With Your Degree, and Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

Just as I can’t remember why I thought heavy black eyeliner underneath my eyes looked good on me when I was in high school, I can’t recall precisely why I chose to take this professional training course. I hadn’t heard of it prior to enrolling. I probably needed an elective, and this one worked with… Read More Yes, Arts and Humanities Students, You CAN Get a Job With Your Degree, and Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

Interview with an Editor: Burning Out and Burning Bright in the Publishing Industry

In March of this year, Molly McGhee tweeted an announcement that she was leaving her job at Tor Books. This wasn’t unusual. In fact, it had become a sort of grim ritual. First, a young professional decries the state of the publishing industry on Twitter, warning innocents to save themselves from a cruel fate. A… Read More Interview with an Editor: Burning Out and Burning Bright in the Publishing Industry

Dream Jobs, Post-MFA Reflections, and the Importance of Community

Those of us who explore humanities are, at our core, passionate. Yet there is a practicality that gnaws away at us as we approach graduation: how will I make this degree—that I pursued out of love, out of inclination, knowing no thing would better suit me—useful? Many look to graduate school in hopes of putting… Read More Dream Jobs, Post-MFA Reflections, and the Importance of Community