So, What Are You Gonna Do?

Originally posted on kelley reads and writes:
If you’re anything like me, you’re an English major who is so sick of hearing your relatives ask this question over Thanksgiving dinner. That’s the sole reason the course entitled “The Liberal Arts at Work” appealed to me initially: I didn’t realize the liberal arts could have a…

The Power of Professionalization

A MANIFESTO This is my personal post-professionalization course manifesto; it is a declaration of belief, behavior, and intent regarding my career path and life trajectory. I enrolled in this course in the interest of practicality and necessity; I pass it with a profound respect for the art of career and work. I will carry this…

Reasons to Keep Looking

  Introduction After two months of searching, I gave up. My eyes were sore from the blue glare of the computer screen and my fingers were numb from the keyboard. I had spent hours a day, dedicating my time to this seemingly unattainable goal. Thoughts rolled through my head of how I am not qualified…

Who Am I and Where Do I Belong?

Originally posted on A Pinch of That:
Photo Credit (link opens in new tab) Part of the beauty of being a Liberal Arts major is you are allowed, and at times even expected to be a passionate person. However, being in what seems like a never ending academic setting you can easily get swept away…

Missing the Mark: Why Is Being Creative So Wrong?

Originally posted on A Pinch of That:
Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hamartia&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwyPeH5NXVAhUM5mMKHRUGBqUQ_AUICygC&biw=1366&bih=635#imgrc=h4qslkqVE29z5M: Like some of the personal stories in the book “Smart Moves For Liberal Arts Grads”, one theme that seems to be reoccurring in my life is the need to adapt. Everything I have done, and most likely ever will do, is a spin-off of what I…

The Foreign Language of Professionalization

Professionalization has always been a scary word to me. Its a concept that has felt foreign and out of reach. It is something I almost walked out of my college career avoiding. Almost. I am forever thankful that I didn’t. Instead I  stumbled into a course that taught me more in a condensed two-week period…

Liberal Arts at Work – because we do have to work

Enrolling in “Liberal Arts at Work” was a little scary for me. But after a while, hearing from literally everyone and their brother “what do you want to do?” overshadows the fear of finding a job so here I am – acknowledging the future and actually enjoying it! If you are someone who finds themselves…