What Comes After

A Professionalization Class Jobs for a liberal arts major are endless, but most of us don’t realize it yet. I saw a small paper stuck to the wall of my adviser’s cubicle. Nothing fancy or anything. Just a bunch of words. What caught my eyes was ENGL. A bunch of random letters smashed into one…

Paths Paved by Exploration

Considering the nature of this course, I was unsurprised to learn that we would be taking career assessments as part of our homework. While such assessments are interesting and often fairly accurate, I generally don’t need them to tell me about my own personality and habits. The reason? My top five “signature themes” from the StrengthsFinder…

Mining for Gold in this Class

This class was more like an upbeat, fun, slightly intimidating excavation site than an overwhelming professionalization workshop. Most students walked into class carrying a heavy load of criticism, which their society, upon declaring a humanities major, had placed upon them. English majors are regularly told, “Well, you won’t make any money,” and otherwise lectured on…