17
October
2011
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05:58 PM
America/Chicago

Collaborative Workshop Gives Liberal Arts Students Direction

UHD's Humanities and Social Sciences departments are collaborating on an event that aims to prepare their students for successful transitions into the workforce.

"Careers for Liberal Arts Majors" is a practical workshop designed to help history, English, philosophy, art and humanities students develop career plans before graduation. The workshop, scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in room 1099-N, will feature three guest speakers who majored in these fields and went on to have successful careers in business, the nonprofit sector and education.

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Fischer, who has a doctorate in philosophy and a background in consultative sales and employment services,
  • Jimmy Mai, who has a background in theater and English and is the founder and artistic director of the Midnight Theatre Company, and
  • Marlen Rodriguez, who holds a bachelor's in English and a master's in Spanish and now works for Girls Scouts of San Jacinto Council.

Liberal arts majors from all disciplines are invited and refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Aaron Gillette, associate professor of history.