Looking out at the vast job market, wearing only my resume and cover letter for protection, I cannot help but wonder about what will happen if I fail. Fortunately, I am prepared to fail. I’m prepared to fail a lot. What do you do when you fail in the vast, merciless job market? According to… Read More Preparing for Failure
Dear Universities, I want to tell you a little story about a class I took this semester called Liberal Arts at Work: A Professionalism Workshop. I, like other college juniors, recently came to the realization that my final college days are starting to creep up on me, and trailing at their heels is the crippling… Read More An Open Letter to Universities: Professionalism and Post-Grad Woes
Career fairs can seem daunting, particularly if you buy into the success stories like I did. It is easy when you are worried about your job prospects (and feel the ever present shadow of graduation lurking) to put too much weight on these kind of events. It can feel like your entire future is riding… Read More Don’t Panic: An Anxious Undergrad’s Guide to Career Fairs
As an English Creative Writing major, I often get a look of disappointment among family and friends when asked what I am studying at the University of Arkansas. “What are you going to do with that? Teach?” is the usual follow-up question. Another popular one is “So you gonna write a novel?” This is the… Read More Pro Wrestling and Jokes, a Search for Relevance.
Thus far in the semester, I have learned a lot about myself, my major, and the endless opportunities that I have to make a career for myself (and a career that I will enjoy!) I will be discussing how I am going against the linear approach to searching for a job, and what jobs appeal… Read More Following a Divergent Path in a Linear World
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