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Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop

May 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm  |  


Graduate students, faculty, and staff, please register here.

More detailed information is forthcoming, but for now, here is an outline of the workshop sessions that will by offered at the upcoming Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop on May 8-9 in Los Angeles, CA. Please see our networking page for information about how to participate in our networking dinner and training session on May 8.

Applications for travel grants to the Graduate Career Workshop will be accepted between February 8 – April 11, 2016. Click here to apply.

All day LinkedIn Photo booth for professional pictures

8-9 AM Breakfast

9-9:20 Welcome and Introductions with David Theo Goldberg and Kelly Anne Brown

9:30-11 Stories from the Field: Four UC Humanities PhDs will share their stories as humanists at work in the world.
Keith Danner, Lecturer, UC Irvine
Melanie Ho, Executive Director, EAB Strategic Research, The Advisory Board Company
Stephanie Schrader, Curator, Drawings Department, J. Paul Getty Museum
Michael Ursell, ACLS Public Fellow at LA Review of Books

11-11:30 Coffee Break and Networking

11:30-1 LinkedIn for Humanists
Dr. Ann Dela Cruz, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Admissions at UCLA’s Graduate Division will lead a session on the ways that LinkedIn can provide powerful networking and career search opportunities for humanists.

1-2 PM Lunch and open viewing of the permanent collection at the museum

2-3:30 Resume Redux: Using the Writing Process as a Tool for Career Discovery
The effort to convert humanities experience into language that reinstates beyond the academy continues. Jared Redick of The Resume Studio in San Francisco joins UCHRI in his ongoing journey to help humanities Ph.D.s and post-docs unravel complex matters related to converting an academic CV into a commercially-useful resume. Join the conversation whether you’re new to Jared’s methodologies, in the midst of your own career inflection, or happily on the other side of your job search.

3:30-4 Coffee Break and Networking

4-5:30 Candid Conversations
A multi-media, experimental dialogue between Faculty and Graduate Students about career preparation and the future of graduate education with
Erica Edwards, UCR English
David MacFadyen, UCLA Comparative Literature
Olufemi Taiwo, UCLA Philosophy
Helga Zambrano, UCLA Comparative Literature

5:30 Closing Remarks


May 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am
May 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map


Humanities & Work