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Meet Sandy Wagner, Associate Professor at the Defense Language Institute (French ’70)

by Debayudh Chatterjee This is the second of three profiles of alumni who majored in foreign languages at Illinois. Meet Sandy Wagner, associate professor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California. Sandy studied French at the University of Illinois from 1966 to 1970, a time when the campus was rocked by […]

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Meet Knox Wong, Entrepreneur (EALC ’19)

by Debayudh Chatterjee This is the first of three profiles of alumni who majored in foreign languages at Illinois. Meet Knox Wong, recent humanities alumna and entrepreneur.  Knox came to the University of Illinois with the goal of being financially autonomous as soon as possible, yet she also had an artistic side and knack for […]

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Careers in Tech for Humanities Majors

There are all answers to the question, “What are you going to do with THAT major?” as answered by alumni who majored in Senior IT Field Consultant. Senior Market Research Analyst. Data Systems and Reporting Analyst. African-American Studies (Darius Summerville, ’11) English and Classical Civilization (Jasmine Lee, ’13) History (Patrick Nowlan, ’89). Join us on […]

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Meet Jessie Ann Foley, Novelist

Join us on Wednesday, April 1, at 4pm for an informal Zoom conversation with the young adult novelist, Jessie Ann Foley, an alumna of the Illinois Department of English. Email humanitiesprc@illinois.edu to RSVP and get the Zoom link, if you’d like to take part. Read more about Jessie here. Jessie has published three novels, and […]

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Spring Break Externships: Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Spring Break Externships for Humanities Majors. Yes, you should apply.  See details about the available opportunities here: https://go.illinois.edu/SpringBreak2020ExternshipOpportunities To apply, click here: https://go.illinois.edu/SpringBreakExternships What is it? An externship is a short and low-stakes opportunity to get to know a particular kind of workplace first hand. Externships last anywhere from half a day to […]

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