The MLA Career Exploration Activity Packet is designed to help you work through some of the more common blocks and obstacles to exploring a wide range of humanities careers. The three activities walk you through the process of learning what you have to offer, thinking about what types of work are out there, and creating a plan for your next steps. While these activities won’t give you all the answers, they’re designed to get you thinking.
Over the course of a year as a Connected Academics fellow, says Shannon Lujan, “I came to realize that all my work during graduate school was just another “alternative” track in my more traditional teaching, research, and service history. Connected Academics taught me that I have transferable skills in both academic and nonacademic markets.”
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.