Sometimes, it seems that a Ph.D. in the humanities leads only toward a faculty career. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with FAS Office of Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Education, and FAS Division of Arts and Humanities will present two programs exploring the many directions the Ph.D. can take students beyond the professoriate.
On March 27, a panel of GSAS alumni and other members of the community, all with Ph.D.s in the humanities, will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences. Kate Stanton,assistant dean of undergraduate education, will moderate the panel that includes:
- Jean-Francois Gauvin, director of administration, Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments, Harvard University; lecturer in history of science
- Emilio Gonzalez, manager of research and curriculum development at Boston Symphony Orchestra, dance accompanist at The Boston Conservatory
- Sharon Howell, resident dean of Adams House, lecturer in hist & lit, published poet with active poetry blog
- Amelia Klein, technical writer/editor at Linden Lab (they create the Second Life avatar world), conference coordinator for the English Institute, lecturer at Harvard Extension School
- James Mancall, associate dean of academic advising, Wheaton College
On April 3, Laura Malisheski of the FAS Office of Career Services will present a program exploring how humanists considering or actively pursuing jobs outside academe can learn specific strategies that will help them find, effectively apply for, and land a job.