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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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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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What Does Success Mean for YOU?

The 2019 – 2020 Illini Success Report has been released, and the outcome for humanities majors are in step with outcomes across campus: better than many had feared but not as good as they would be if there wasn’t a global pandemic happening right now. Once again we learn that, contrary to popular myth, humanities […]

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Love to Read =/= Love to Edit

Thinking about a career in editing because you love to read? “A love of reading is (or should be) a given for someone interested in becoming an editor, not because editing is similar to reading but because being deeply familiar with the written language can strengthen some of the tools used in the job. Having […]

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“Should I Apply to Grad School?”

Grad school can mean a lot of different things: an MA/PhD program in your major, law school, a business program like an MSM or MHRIR, or a credentialing program like an MSW or a master’s in education that includes teaching certification. A successful application requires you to know what kind of program you want, why […]

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