The Humanities@Work program connects Case Western Reserve University humanities students with corporate, government, nonprofit, and other partners through community discussions, networking events, and paid career opportunities (internship, practicum, etc.) for junior- and senior-level undergraduate students. Humanities@Work is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and in collaboration with the CWRU Career Center, the Office of Corporate Relations, and the Office of Government and Community Relations.
Each semester, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hosts Humanities@Work panel discussions designed for undergraduate humanities students. These panels are focused on a specific career area, and the panels are made up of people who are leaders in those areas and who earned a undergraduate humanities degree. At each event, panelists discuss how studying the humanities influenced their careers and answer questions from the audience.
As part of the Humanities@Work program, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities also hosts workshops and panels that deal with the practical aspects of preparing for a career.
Humanities@Work events for the Spring 2017 semester include:
Humanities@Work: Media – January 30, 2017
Humanities@Work: Resume Writing for Humanities Majors – February 3, 2017
Humanities@Work: Politics, A Conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown – February 20, 2017
Past Humanities@Work events include:
Humanities@Work: Food – November 14, 2016
Humanities@Work: Sports – September 19, 2016
Humanities@Work: Entrepreneurs – March 18, 2016
Humanities@Work: Law – February 22, 2016
Humanities@Work: CEOs – November 9, 2015
Humanities@Work: Medicine – September 21, 2015
The ultimate purpose of Humanities@Work program is to create opportunities for CWRU humanities students to explore career paths and gain hands-on experience in positions across a wide range of fields and sectors. All Humanities@Work positions are administered through the CWRU Career Center. Positions are mutually beneficial opportunities for humanities students and local and national employers to collaborate. Depending on the employer, these positions may also be described in other terms, such as externship, fellowship, co-op, etc.