Humanities Without Walls: Career Diversity WorkshopKatharine Henshaw2022-10-20T12:23:13-07:00
Humanities Without Walls
Career Diversity Workshop
Deadline for UCR Students: November 1, 2022
Doctoral students in the humanities at US universities
July 17 – 28, 2023
Humanities Without Walls (HWW) seeks applications from doctoral students pursuing degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for the HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop, to be held from July 17, 2023 to July 28, 2023, in Minneapolis, MN. Students must be in residence in Minneapolis for the duration of the workshop and are expected to attend all workshop activities. Lodging and some meals will be provided; fellowship awards are intended to cover transportation costs to/from and around Minneapolis, meals, and other expenses.
Hosted in 2023 by the University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, the HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop is an intensive, student-centered career exploration program of values discernment and practical preparation for jobs in a variety of sectors, both beyond and within the academy. HWW’s cohort-based approach emphasizes student agency while giving attendees space to reflect on their professional journey. Workshop sessions intentionally lay foundations for the fellows as they do the real-time work of discerning personal career values, building community within their cohort, making professional contacts, and researching potential career paths. Participants will learn how to leverage their skills and humanities training towards careers in the private sector, the nonprofit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields.
The very concept of “humanities without walls” commits us to the work of social justice in the context of career diversity programming, and we work to create sessions which help us grapple with the long history of inequities based on race, indigeneity, gender, and class. Participants are typically invested in the pressing social justice issues of our time and are seeking ways to bring humanistic values, insights, and skills to their work lives, whether in the public, nonprofit, or private sector. Previous HWW Summer Workshop Fellows have come from a variety of humanistic disciplines, with experience in community building, museum curation, filmmaking, radio programming, social media, project management, research, writing, and teaching.
How to Submit
Applicants should email Executive Assistant to the Dean, Cindy Cardenas (firstname.lastname@example.org), their complete application materials by midnight November 1. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the letter writers no later than November 1. Selected students will be nominated by December 6.
A resume or CV (two pages maximum) that includes relevant professional experiences (including e.g., volunteering, part-time employment, etc.).
Letters of recommendation
Two confidential letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a faculty member who is familiar with you and your work. The other letter can be from a community partner, colleague, or staff member who is familiar with you and your work. Letter writers should email letters to email@example.com. Learn more.
Questions about the HWW program should be directed to HWWfirstname.lastname@example.org.