Telling Stories, Solving Problems, Building Connections

The Humanities Professional Resource Center offers career advising and opportunities specifically focused on humanities students. Come by the center this fall and develop a plan for your professional life after college.

At the Humanities Professional Resource Center, you can explore:

  • career paths that connect to your life goals
  • strategies for marketing your skills
  • opportunities to get professional experience related to your goals
  • employers who are looking for humanities students
  • methods for planning your job search
  • pathways for networking with alumni and beyond

No matter where you are in preparing for a career, the Humanities Professional Resource Center can help you plan for success.

Drop-in hours:  MWF 9:30 – 11:30am, TuTh 2:00 – 4:00pm

Schedule appointments for other times on Handshake or by emailing

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Yes, You Should Be on Handshake

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