The Academic Advisor’s Humanities Career Questions Toolkit

It is a truth universally acknowledged that students are often more comfortable talking to their academic advisor about their future than career services professionals who they don’t know (yet). To support you in those conversations, we’ve compiled a list of the HPRC’s answers to some of the questions you may be getting.

We welcome feedback on this material, and we’d like to know what else might be helpful.

What kind of job can I get with this major?

How do I figure out what I want to do with my life?

Will I get a better job with a double major?

What minor would help me get a job?

Should I plan on going to grad school?

When should I get an internship? (related, Should I Take an Unpaid Internship?)

How do I write a resume? Students can find a sample format to use here. They can find additional advice here.

Do I need a resume if I’m just starting college?

How do I write a cover letter? Students can find a sample format to use here.

Should I apply for this internship/job/opportunity?

What should I do with all those emails I get from the HPRC?

Where else can I look for internships and jobs?

When should seniors start looking for a job?

Networking…is that, like…a thing I should be doing?

How do I get help from the HPRC?

  • Come to our drop-in hours (Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:30pm, Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30am, Fridays noon – 1pm resume review)
    • Email us with your questions (humanitiesprc@illinois.edu)
    • Attend one of our events (see our calendar on the main webpage)