About

The Humanities Professional Resource Center is located in 105 Greg Hall.

Drop-in hours: 

  • Tuesdays: 1:30-4:30 pm; Thursdays: 9:30-11:30; Friday Resume Review: noon-1:00

Schedule appointments here or by emailing humanitiesprc@illinois.edu.

Find information about ADA accessibility in Greg Hall here.

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Meet the Staff

Kirstin Wilcox, Director

Kirstin Wilcox is the director of the Humanities Professional Resource Center. She has been helping students in humanities majors get jobs since 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Chicago, and her MA and Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. She has taught courses in eighteenth-century literature, American literature, fiction, and poetry since coming to the University of Illinois in 2004. In her free time, Kirstin enjoys baking, gardening, and reading.

Julie Higgs, Career Advisor

Julie Higgs grew up in the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin in a small college town. Her undergraduate degree is from Iowa State in microbiology and chemistry. Her graduate work in Minnesota in both biology and education was supposed to result in a teaching career.  Instead, she spent time working in biology labs which oddly led to various positions in campus administration.  She has a passion to help students with their academic careers and finds purpose in supporting students as they navigate through their time at Illinios. Along the way, she dabbled in professional costuming, crop scouting, and retail management. When not around campus, you can find Julie in her yard growing flowers; watching BBC mysteries; telling bad puns; reading historical focused books; or creating things with yarn or fabric.