From Classes to Careers
Whatever you teach, you're helping prepare FSU students for a successful future. As you know, studying the humanities prepares students in important ways for their post-college careers. Take a look at the list of essential skills and perspectives that employers look for, and that our students develop and refine in their humanities classes.
Research about Teaching in the Humanities
Visit Humanities & Careers in the News to read the latest articles about the value of studying the humanities, how the humanities can prepare students for a variety of industries, and job market and workforce trends.
We’ve also compiled a selection of articles that offer strategies for articulating the value of humanities education and supporting humanities programs:
- An overview of how Old Dominion University’s English department has increased enrollment, in part by offering job-related events and connecting them to the classroom experience: “The Number of College Grads with English Degrees Has Shrunk Across the Country. At ODU, It’s Soared,” Robin Sidersky, The Virginian-Pilot (2/18/2020)
- Ways to transform the humanities classroom to provide active learning experiences that help students develop translatable, essential, and employer-demanded skills: “Changing Our Classrooms to Prepare Students for a Challenging World,” Christina Katopodis and Cathy N. Davidson, MLA Profession (Fall 2019)
- Case studies of three language department efforts to engage a diverse student population and increase enrollment: “Against Smallness: How Successful Language Programs Reimagine the Humanities,” Lydia Tang, MLA Profession (Fall 2019)
- A showcase of the Cuyahoga Community College Humanities Center, which melds academics with co-curricular activities that teach leadership skills: “Humanities Education Supports Civic Leadership,” Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily (3/18/2019)
- Examples of connections and critical thinking that students attempt and master in the humanities classroom: “The Other Public Humanities,” Kristen Case, The Chronicle of Higher Education (1/3/2014)
Faculty Fellow APR Program
Learn more about the MHWPC Faculty Fellow Program: Guidelines
Download, fill out, and submit the application by April 21, 2021, for AY 2021–2022: Application
Career Competencies Summer '21 Working Group
Join us this summer for a paid opportunity to reframe one of your current courses by making the career competencies that already exist within your course transparent to your students. Learn more about what this working group will do, what you can expect to gain from it, and how to participate: Career Competencies Summer Working Group Info. The deadline to indicate your interest is May 8, 2021.