If you’ve been reading emails from the Humanities Professional Resource Center, you’ve probably seen links that take you to a Handshake login page. Handshake is the U of Illinois’s career services platform. which is just technical speak for “all things career.” Handshake is free and easy to use. Pull up https://handshake.illinois.edu/ and type in your […]
Learn more about how to prepare for teaching in other countries, TESOL, and international job opportunities at this event on Jan. 29, 4 – 5pm in Room 162 of FLB.
Here are good reasons NOT to apply for something (a job, internship, fellowship): It doesn’t sound interesting. Applying would take time away from other things that are more important to you. You’re only thinking about it because it’s THERE, not because you want to do it. You’re only thinking about it because other people you […]
A senior asks: A few of the jobs I am looking at ask for “salary expectations” to be sent along with my resume and cover letter. Do you have any other advice on how to go about this? There are a number of resources available to help you figure out what’s a reasonable salary range […]
“When should I seek an internship?” This is a question I get a lot. The answer is “Yes.” That is–there’s no right or wrong time to look for internships. There’s not even an optimal time to get an internship. This freedom is one of the perks of being a humanities major. An internship that helps […]
If you are graduating in May and want to find a job by then, you can follow the suggestion below: Early January: Forget everything anyone has ever said to you about the unemployability of humanities majors. It’s just wrong. From here on out, tune out all self-defeating noise and concentrate on the overwhelming positive: in […]
First Job: Human Resources Consider the following list of qualifications:This is an entry-level position in human resources, a field for which English and creative writing are always “related majors.” Human resources is the work of recruiting potential employees, hiring them, getting them started in their jobs, and then resolving problems that arise. If you’ve helped […]