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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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Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Illinois Public Media are offering an internship in public media and civic engagement. To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad […]

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Curiosity > Passion

There’s an excellent Twitter thread from Ed Solomon (one of the writers of the Bill and Ted movies, among other things) about how curiosity is a better goal for the professional writer than passion.  Two takeaways here: This advice applies to more than just writing screenplays. “Passion” is an unrealistic expectation — and a lot […]

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Bank of America Wants YOU

Bank of America is trying to diversify its workforce by encouraging freshmen and sophomores  to come visit. Their Diversity and Inclusion Spring Forums provide free transportation and hotel accommodation to accepted students for a 1 – 2 day event at one of their corporate locations. There are no restrictions as to major. If you’re reading […]

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Networking with Professors

 If the thought has crossed your mind that you should seek out advice from a faculty member (professor, instructor, TA), then you should probably do so. Talking to students outside of class is part of a faculty member’s job. Whether the topic is grad school, the upcoming paper assignment, or confusing course material, these conversations […]

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Recommendation Letters?!?

If you’re applying to graduate school, you will definitely need letters of recommendation from your professors. But what about if you’re thinking about a future job search, not grad school? Opinions vary! According to The Intern Queen, if you’re coming up on the end of a summer job or internship, you should absolutely ask for […]

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