This one-day conference focuses on all the possibilities with a humanities PhD outside of academia. The conference brings UNC-Chapel Hill graduate alumni in the humanities back to campus to share their experiences of applying skills gained in their graduate training to non-academic careers. Current humanities graduate student and faculty attendees will gain awareness of career pathways outside of and alongside academia, as well as practical strategies for a successful transition from graduate work to professional life.
In addition to the scheduled presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with humanities alumni working in a variety of fields during a table-talk lunch session. Free. Registration is required.
Part of the NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD grant program.
The schedule is as follows:
9:30-10:00 am Registration/Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am Bland Fellowship Panel –
Gale Greenlee, English & Comparative Literature
Emma Calabrese, English & Comparative Literature
11:00-12:00 pm Keynote —Sean Knierim, PhD (SidePorch)
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch / Career Pathway Table Topics
2:00-3:00 pm Job Market Workshop
3:00-4:00 pm Panel: NEH Career Subcommittee on Case Study
4:00-6:00 pm Happy Hour at Linda’s