Miami Bound: The Value of A Humanities Major

The Value of a Humanities Major and How to Translate It to a Career

August 21-22, 2018 (begins Tuesday at 12pm-ends Wednesday at 6 pm)

This program provides university studies/humanities majors an excellent opportunity to: connect with the career center, and what we have to offer first-year students; faculty from various humanities departments; and hearing stories of new alumni who majored in humanities.  Together, we will explore the value of a humanities major (for example, english, history, communication, global and intercultural studies, philosophy, to name a few), how to translate this to your interests and passions, and a potential career path.  This 2-day session will combine career assessments, workshops with faculty, sessions with career advisors, and panels that highlight new alumni. There will be many opportunities for students to network and engage with many campus partners!

All meals will be provided, and will include the cost of career assessments.  Students will be responsible for the early move-in fee which ranges from $30-$40 per night (students will be moving in two days early).  Once registered, we will confirm the exact cost of the early move-in fee (depends upon room size, location, etc.)

Registration for this program is now closed. Please feel free to reach out to Shelby Summers Ballard at if you have additional questions.  
Schedule Overview
Tuesday, August 21
  • Lunch & Networking with Career Center Staff
  • Major and Career Path
    • Alumni spotlights
    • Interests & passions
    • Skills
  • Networking with Faculty and Graduate Assistants from the History Department
  • Panel with Alumni and Current Students
  • Dinner with faculty, Career Center Staff, and Panelists

Wednesday, August 22

  • Resume Workshop, LinkedIN Profiles, & the Handshake online portal
  • Lunch with Career Center staff
  • Interest Assessment
  • Career Inventory
  • Mock Interviews
  • Dinner with Faculty and Graduate Students