Humanists@Work Silicon Valley
Apr 30–May 1, 2017
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Campus
On May 1, 2017, HumWork hosted a sixth workshop at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Campus in partnership with UC Santa Cruz. Inspired by its location, Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop – Silicon Valley engaged the synergistic possibilities at the intersection of new media, community engagement, education and public humanities that is characteristic of the greater Bay Area.
Stories from the Field
In Stories from the Field, four UC humanities PhDs discuss how long-term, sustained humanistic thought and labor shape, and potentially transform, their career trajectories and the industries in which they find themselves employed. How did their values, ethics, and politics inform their post-PhD work choices?
Dana Douglas DePietro, Ph.D.
Cultural Resources Division Lead, FirstCarbon Solutions
Executive Director, S.H.A.R.E
Tamao Nakahara, PhD
Sheri J. Tatsch, PhD
Indigenous Consulting Services
Whitney DeVos (moderator)
UC Santa Cruz
From Academic CV to Innovative Résumé using Jared Redick’s “Purpose, Content, Design” Methodologies
The Résumé Studio’s Jared Redick returns to HumWork, sharing his “purpose, content, design” techniques aimed at helping recent and soon-to-be PhDs shape a purposeful résumé, while framing the possibilities of a fulfilling future beyond or alongside academia.
The Résumé Studio
Humanities PhDs: Designing Career Paths
This interactive workshop is for humanities PhDs in the early stages of researching careers who want to Explore career ideas, Learn to research jobs and engage short-term strategies for gaining experience, and Design potential career paths.
Debra Behrens, PhD
Excelling in interview settings is a skill that requires thought, practice, and confidence. During this interactive workshop, attendees will practice and refine their interviewing skills by learning persuasive techniques that enhance their storytelling abilities and highlight their key contributions.
Annie Maxfield, MS
Associate Director, Graduate Student Relations and Services
UC Los Angeles
Candid Conversations: Debt in the Humanities
Student debt is a collective experience shared by the majority of humanities PhDs, so why aren’t we talking about it? Candid Conversations engages faculty, graduate students, and university staff in a dialogue around the issue of debt and how it influences your post-PhD careers.
Joshua A. Anderson
Jessica Beard, PhD
Higher Education Project Organizer
American Federation of Teachers
Jennifer E. McSpadden
Allison Perlman, PhD
Shane Breitenstein (moderator)
Anirban Gupta-Nigam (moderator)