On Humanities Labor

Making the Move: 10 Things Transitioning Academics Should Know about Office Work (Part I)

Making the Move: 10 Things Transitioning Academics Should Know about Office Work (Part I)

With the exception of my first job (making copies at a Kinko’s in downtown Portland, Oregon), I have spent my …

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Working Outside the Box: My Internship Experience

Working Outside the Box: My Internship Experience

As much as my progression through graduate school has been divided into distinct stages, being in the same environment, with …

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Humanist & Entrepreneur: Reflections and Resources

Humanist & Entrepreneur: Reflections and Resources

Hello, Humanists@Work! It was a pleasure to meet so many of you at the UCHRI Graduate Career Workshop and Networking …

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My Story: How I Reimagined My Resume

My Story: How I Reimagined My Resume

Ever since starting graduate school, I’ve always worked in non-academic positions. I’ve been a nanny, a job skills trainer, a …

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Beginning with the Lack of an End in Mind: Growth and Experimentation in the Job Search

Beginning with the Lack of an End in Mind: Growth and Experimentation in the Job Search

When choosing a career, you should always plan carefully and strive toward a definite goal to maximize your chances of …

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Authoring Your Own Career Narrative

Authoring Your Own Career Narrative

While I was driving from LA to Irvine to start my summer internship at the UC Humanities Research Institute, I …

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From the Grad Advisory Committee

Interviews: Career Success from UC Davis (Part I)

Interviews: Career Success from UC Davis (Part I)

Leilani Serafin and Jenae Cohn, both PhD candidates in the UC Davis English Department, conducted successful alt-ac job searches this …

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 ‘Leaning In’ Without Selling Out: When #HumWork Goes Hi-Tech

 ‘Leaning In’ Without Selling Out: When #HumWork Goes Hi-Tech

It’s been over two years since Sheryl Sandberg’s self-proclaimed “sort of feminist manifesto,” Lean In, provoked a slew of internet …

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Theorizing Our Moment: Getting Real about Humanistic Work

Theorizing Our Moment: Getting Real about Humanistic Work

If we take seriously the maxim that we should try to reduce the amount of suffering in the world and …

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Internship Tips for Grad Students

Internship Tips for Grad Students

As a 6th year Ph.D Candidate in Ethnic Studies, I often find myself obsessing over the future and the career …

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#BlackLivesMatter and the Work of the Humanities

#BlackLivesMatter and the Work of the Humanities

The racial justice movement we call #BlackLivesMatter is ongoing, shaping political, social, and cultural life in the United States. The …

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Humanists@Work GRADUATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2016-17

Humanists@Work GRADUATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2016-17

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for its Humanists@Work graduate student advisory committee. Who Can Apply: …

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