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Yes, You Should Be on Handshake

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 […]


When Should I Seek an Internship?

“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 […]


Jobs for Those with People Skills

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 […]