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You're in Good Company: 3rd Annual Mini-Conference for Graduate Students in the Humanities, Aug. 23, 2016

Being held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Kopolow Business Library in Simon Hall. Prior registration required.

Careers beyond the academy panel

Editor-in-chief; Literary Festival Director; Research Librarian; Corporate Communications Manager; CIA analyst; Director of Academic Services.

The professorate is not the only exciting and rewarding destination for humanities PhDs. Sectors such as publishing, the federal government, research institutes, and the cultural sector, not to mention higher education administration, highly value the skills in research, writing, analysis, mentoring, and presentation gained during the PhD. In addition, careers in these areas open up new options in terms of geographical location and work-life balance, and offer PhDs competitive salaries.

In this lunchtime session, three speakers who made the move from graduate school in the humanities into other sectors (Dr. Bob Moore, historian for National Park Service at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch); Dr. Ebba Segerberg, Director of Communications at Washington University and translator; Amy Heath-Carpentier, MA, Assistant Director, Career Center at Washington University) will discuss some of the alternative career options available, as well as sharing their own career paths. Join us over an informal lunch, followed by a Q&A session.