Humanities Career Workshop Series

This semester, the Humanities@Work program is offering a series of career workshops for CWRU humanities students. The four-part series will provide our humanities students with the skills and foundational expertise needed to thrive in today’s job market. The workshops require no prior knowledge, and they are designed to benefit students at all stages of their undergraduate studies — whether you are graduating senior who is looking to hone your interview and networking skills, or a first-year student who is searching for your first internship.

All of these workshops will be held in-person. Although you will benefit from attending as many of these workshops as possible, students can attend any combination of events within the series. Food and refreshments will be served at each event. Please email us if you have any dietary restrictions.

The links below lead to the individual Handshake page for each workshop, where you can register in advance.

Wednesday, February 16 at 4:00 pm in Clark 206
Did you know that most employers scan resumes and cover letters in less than 30 seconds? This do’s and don’ts workshop will teach you how to effectively capture employers’ attention with your resume, as well as strategies for crafting a cover letter that is memorable and persuasive.
(Snacks and refreshments will be served.)
Friday, February 25 at 12:45 pm in Clark 206
Networking and informational interviewing are essential skills for finding a meaningful career and increasing your social capital. This workshop will teach you creative best-practices for reaching out to leaders and making new professional connections.
(Boxed lunches will be served.)
Wednesday, March 16 @ 4:00 pm in Clark 206
Many students feel tremendous pressure from well-intentioned parents and friends, especially when no one has spoke candidly with them about how today’s job market works. This workshop will demistify the job search process. Learn how to find great positions (including on “the hidden job market”) by using your creativity and humanities skills to identify the positions and employers who are the right fit for your goals.
(Snacks and refreshments will be served.)
Friday, March 25 @12:45 pm
Interviews often make or break our applications to jobs, internships, and graduate schools. This workshop will give you tools to practice and improve. Learn how to answer common but tricky questions, how to work on your verbal and non-verbal communication, and how to make a positive first impression.

The workshops will be co-facilitated by Ms. Krittika Grau, Senior Associate Director of Career Education in the Office of Post-Graduate Planning, and Dr. Brian Clites, Senior Instructor in Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.