Graduate Advisory Committee members present survey data addressing attitudes towards post degree employment, on-campus resources for career exploration, and feelings of support from departments, campuses, and peers.
In collaboration with UC Santa Barbara, HumWork hosted a partner summit to convene key stakeholders—including national associations and funders, graduate students, faculty mentors, career center professionals, and professional organizers—to reflect on best practices for supporting the professionalization of humanities PhDs. Unlike past workshops, which have focused on a combination of skill-based sessions and community-building conversations for graduate students, this workshop:
- Examined the specific needs and concerns humanities PhDs have regarding professionalization with an eye towards how programs can design activities with these best practices in mind.
- Strategized with assembled partners around how to mobilize and empower graduate students to shape communities and movements, PhD training, and the very future of the university.
- Networked with recent NEH Next Gen grant recipients and others in order to think broadly about the state of professionalization across the University of California system.
HumWork Santa Barbara was held at La Casa de Maria.