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Choose What Defines You

You make a series of branching choices that lock you into your destiny. In a Choose Your Own Adventure Book, each page gives you a choice, each of which directs you to a specific page to continue the story, and another choice, leading to another page, until you’ve closed the book. If you did it […]

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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 […]

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Career Fair Jobs for Humanities Majors: Management Development Programs

ONE option for humanities majors in campus career fairs is  management development programs. Sometimes called “leadership development” or “rotational programs,” these opportunities involve a one- to two-year commitment to a mid-size to large company. During that time, the new employee rotates through several different departments, learning how different parts of the company operate, trying out different skill sets, […]

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The Long Game, Summer Edition

Humanities majors get jobs: we know that. The challenge is, WHAT job? Unlike accounting or engineering or mortuary science majors, you probably aren’t going to work in an office that has “Humanities” on the door. Yet contrary to popular belief, majoring in humanities gives you more–rather than fewer–options. Turning that wealth of possibility into a […]

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