Critical thinking. Communication. Collaboration.

It’s this unique combination of skills that makes humanities majors well positioned to enter the 21st-century job market. But often, students don’t know how to best communicate these skills to prospective employers.

The solution? “The Liberal Arts Advantage: Launching from Campus to Career,” a professional development workshop hosted by UNCG’s Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) and Career Services Center.

The free event – held on Friday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cone Ballroom in the Elliott University Center – will include a keynote address by senior vice president at Bank of America Laurin Titus, spoken word poetry by PhD candidate Donovan Livingston and several breakout sessions. A free lunch will be provided.

“Students in the humanities develop skills in writing, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking – as well as a rich understanding of culture, politics and history – that prepare them for professional success in an increasingly interconnected world,” said Dr. Lisa Levenstein, associate professor of history and director of HNAC. “Our goal is to teach students how to discuss these skills and their value to prospective employers.”

While “The Liberal Arts Advantage” is designed specifically for undergraduates majoring or minoring in a humanities discipline, such as English, history or philosophy, all undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences are welcome to attend. Students must register online by Monday, Feb. 27.

The event is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, HNAC and the Career Services Center. For more information and to register, visit hnac.uncg.edu/laa.

To learn more about HNAC and upcoming events, click here.

 

Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications