The MLA Career Exploration Activity Packet is designed to walk graduate students through the process of learning what they have to offer, thinking about what types of work are out there, and creating a plan for next steps.
Stacy Hartman earned her PhD in German Studies from Stanford University in 2015. While at Stanford, she ran speaker series related to alternative careers for humanities PhDs, the public humanities, and humanities education. She also wore a number of hats that let her try out different types of connected careers within the university, such as academic adviser, academic skills coach, teaching consultant, and instructional designer. She holds an MA in German from the University of Manchester and a BA in Literature and Feminist Studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She is thrilled to be serving now as the Project Coordinator for Connected Academics, and she welcomes all questions and inquiries about the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the fifth installment of our Connected Conversations series, Bennett Donovan, practice manager of Managed Services at Blackbaud, talks about how he went from history PhD to data-management specialist, how he uses his PhD in his current position, and what he sees as the most important and enjoyable aspect of his job.
In the third installment of our Connected Conversations series, Rachel Bernard, program officer at the American Council of Learned Societies, talks about a typical workday, how she uses the research and communications skills she gained from her PhD, and what she thinks graduate students can do to prepare for life outside the academy.
“It’s true that serendipity—otherwise known as luck—plays a role in job hunting. There are certain things over which job seekers have no control…” But in this post, Connected Academics project coordinator Stacy Hartman looks at some of the things job seekers do control, arguing that luck in job hunting isn’t as random as it can appear.
Connected Academics project coordinator Stacy Hartman introduces two downloadable documents to help job seekers in the humanities identify their skill sets and describe them in ways that make sense to potential employers.