Arts & Humanities Career Panel

On November 8, 2011 by Grad Forum

Ever wonder what career options are out there for graduate students in the arts and humanities? Are you hoping to parlay your creative and qualitative skills into a position after graduation?

The Graduate Studies Office is hosting a humanities panel for graduate students on Friday, November 11th, 2011, from 12-1:15pm in Haldeman 031 (Kreindler Seminar Room). Lunch will be served.

The purpose of the panel is to expose current graduate students interested in careers in the arts and humanities to professionals currently working in such fields, all within a relaxed and informal setting.

Erin O’Flaherty, a current graduate student in the MALS program, will moderate the panel.  Coming from a background in arts administration and documentary film prior to coming to Dartmouth, O’Flaherty notes the difficulties that often come with choosing a career that is ‘off the beaten path’, especially in comparison to other industries with formal recruitment protocols.

“Establishing a career in the humanities is often difficult, as there’s not a uniformly clear trajectory laid out—you really have to forge your own individual path,” says O’Flaherty.  “That being said, it’s incredibly helpful to hear from seasoned professionals about their journey, and to learn from them through their professional and academic experiences.”

Each panelist will describe their current job, and will have the opportunity to address any questions that students might have about their individual industry. Possible discussion topics include each panelist’s own career/academic background, along with any overall advice for those seeking a similar career in the humanities.

Confirmed panelists include:

Anthony Helm, Director of the Jones Media Center

Craig Kaufman, Associate Director for Administration & Advancement, Arts and Sciences Development Office

Jim Kenyon, Columnist for the Valley News

Michael Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth

Sarah Memmi, Managing Editor of Vox of Dartmouth and Dartmouth Now

Click here to sign up for the panel.

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