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Humanities Center hosting “Humanities at Work” workshop series this fall

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The WVU Humanities Center will kick off its “Humanities at Work” workshop series with “Humanities at Work: How to Work the STEM Career Fair as a Humanities Student” Wednesday, September 6, from 3-5 p.m. in the Downtown Library, Room 2036.

This STEM-focused career fair will prepare students in a humanities discipline, such as history, English, Women’s and Gender Studies, philosophy, etc., to find internships and employment opportunities. Participants will learn how to tailor their resumes for the field and how to approach STEM-focused employers during this two-hour session.

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This event is the first in a series of “Humanities at Work” workshops to highlight job postings and career opportunities for students studying humanities-related fields, which is cohosted by the Humanities Center and WVU Career Services.

The series focuses on preparing materials like resumes and cover letters, researching companies and opportunities, as well as making the most of career fairs in a variety of industries, such as STEM-focused, communications, business, and others. These practical workshops help humanities students show their skills in specific workplace contexts that are attractive to hiring managers.

The skills developed in the humanities, such as writing skills, ethical decision-making, social cohesion, and others are highly prized in workplaces, allowing graduates to be vital members of a flourishing workplace regardless of the industry they enter.

Two additional programs are scheduled so far:

·         “Humanities at Work: How to Successfully Prepare for the Behavioral Social Science and/or Business Career Fairs as a Humanities Student” will be held Tuesday, September 26, from 3-5 p.m. in the Downtown Library, Room 2026.

·         “Humanities at Work: Humanities Pathways with a Writing Focus” will show participants how to search for internships and employment opportunities that focus on careers in writing. The workshop will be held Monday, October 9, from 4-5 p.m. in the Downtown Library, Room 2026.