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The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work Culminating Conference

May 8, 2014 - May 9, 2014  |  



Making the MA/PhD Work Post Graduation: A Career Workshop for Humanities Graduate Students

May 8

 9:00 AM       Breakfast and Registration (please pre-register)

10:00            Welcome by David Theo Goldberg, UCHRI

10:15            The Working Life

This two-part conversation with Christine Baker, Director, California Department of Industrial Relations,Ralph Lewin, Director, Cal Humanities, and Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press, addresses the evolving nature of work in our contemporary moment and the transformation of the culture and environments of work. The panelists will also reflect upon their own paths from education to careers.

11:15              Coffee Break

11:45              Continuation of The Working Life…

12:45 PM        Lunch

1:45                Front Liners Panel: Demystifying the HR Screen

Ever wonder what happens to your resume after you hit SEND? WestEd Human Resources recruiting managers along with another industry HR department (TBA) provide a look behind the HR curtain at who reads your resume and what they’re looking for.

3:00                The Art of the Informational Interview

What is an informational interview? And why is it important? What do you do in it, and who should you contact for one? Dr. Debra Behrens, PhD Career Counselor, UC Berkeley, presents the art of the informational interview and answers any questions you may have about the process and experience.

3:30                Coffee Break

4:00                Resume Workshop with The Resume Studio

This interactive, hands-on workshop, geared towards Humanities graduate students, will be preceded by an online workshop to facilitate the creation of a resume that can be workshopped at the conference. Be prepared to walk away with a resume that looks quite different from your CV.

6:30               Hosted Dinner

May 9

Culminating Conference–More Details Coming Soon!

8:30      Breakfast and Registration

9:00      Welcome and Introductions, Carolyn de la Pena, UC Davis, and David Theo Goldberg, UCHRI

9:30      Session I: Precarious Labor

11:00     Break

11:15     Session 2: University + Public + Labor

1:00       Lunch

1:45       Session 3: The Culture of Labor/Cultural Labor

3:30       Break

3:45       Session 4: The Future of Work and the Humanities

5:30       Reception

Conference grants will be awarded to up to three graduate students from each UC campus (transportation and lodging, if required, covered by UCHN). The deadline for applying for a conference grant is April 7, 2014. Visit for more information and to register for the workshop.




May 8, 2014
May 9, 2014


Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map