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Nothing or Anything?

“Oh, you can do ANYTHING with that major!” people will tell you. It’s more encouraging than the vast abyss of “What are you going to do with THAT major?” but it’s not that helpful. Neither “oh, anything!” or “ew, nothing!” gives the bewildered humanities major a path forward. And yet — the paths exist. There […]

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Should I Double Major?

We hear this question a lot. And then the follow-up question: What would make the best second major? The answer is: maybe? (and then, “best” how?) It helps to know why you’re thinking about a second major. Here are some good reasons: “I took a few courses in [major] and really enjoyed them, so I […]

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Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Arabic Speakers: US Consular Fellow Program

The US Department of State Consular Fellows Program might be of interest to humanities majors who are US citizens AND study/speak Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese. These are the qualifying languages for this three-year program, which provides an introduction to working as a diplomat. Watch the recording of this recent Facebook live event to […]

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Put Courses on Resume?

A student asks: I have another question about my resume. Should I mention the courses I have taken at the U of Illinois so far? Answer: It depends. As with so many resume questions, there are no right or wrong answers — just strategies to convey to employers that you fill the need they have. […]

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Classes Are Done. Now What?

You don’t need an impressive-sounding internship to have a summer that will prove relevant to your future. Here are some things you can do in the next three months — and they’re things you can fit around summer classes or your summer job. Reflect. It’s been a tough semester. Take a moment to tally up […]

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Meet Lauren Karplus (BA, German and International Studies ’10), Academic Advisor

by Debayudh Chatterjee, Graduate Assistant, HPRC Meet Lauren Karplus. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and German from UIUC in 2010 and went on to get a masters degree in Political Science at Illinois State University. Currently, she works as an Academic Advisor and Experiential Learning Coordinator in ACES at the University […]

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