On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

I recall an MTBI-fueled fever sweeping my undergrad campus in early 2010: everywhere, I heard mutterings of thinking or feeling, introverted or extroverted, oh yeah, well, what’s your percentage? There was a genuine excitement attached to this new method of categorizing ourselves, and I was not immune. I boasted the ENTJ assignation, and I was… Read More On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

It Takes a Village to Find a Job in This Crappy Economy

One of the predominant questions that I have taken away from this course is that regarding the role of faculty in career development for students of the humanities. Articles that people have brought up in this class, such as Alexandra Lorde’s “Whose Job Is It Anyway?” (which Whitney posted) and Patricia Okker’s “It’s the Faculty’s… Read More It Takes a Village to Find a Job in This Crappy Economy

So You Are a Trained Academic AND You Need a Job? You Need to Talk the The Professor

Are You Tired of the Academic Run-Around —– an Advisor Who’s Never In, a Grad Program That Doesn’t Care, Funding That’s Never Enough, a Job Market That’s in The Tank, and a Tenure System That’s a Total Mystery —– And No One to Give You an Honest Answer? The Professor is In! Dr. Karen has… Read More So You Are a Trained Academic AND You Need a Job? You Need to Talk the The Professor

The Ivory Tower is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down

Jennifer Polk isn’t complaining about the academic job market. She’s growing her own. In her article on Chronicle Vitae, Polk responds to the question that graduate students have been asking themselves for quite some time: how will I use my humanities degree? Her own answer has been to start a business, and with her new career,… Read More The Ivory Tower is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down