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Humanities Institute


PhD Unlimited

PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.
Launched in the spring of 2014, the mentorship program helps graduate students explore all of their options and provides them with resources for how to transition to life post-graduation.






Tuesday, May 30: Navigating the (local) Job Markets

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

“Exploring your local job markets,” UCD Alum Laura Ruberto will discuss how to explore your local job markets. Ruberto, who wanted to be in the Bay Area after completing her PhD, is a tenured professor of the Humanities Program at Berkeley City College in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu Previous Workshops:

Tuesday, May 9: Resume Clinic

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Advisors from our Internship and Career Center and others will be on hand to provide one-on-one consultations for students interested in converting their CVs to resumes, a topic covered at the Humanists@Work workshop at UC Santa Cruz.

Monday, May 1: Humanists@Work

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: University of California, Santa Cruz

HumWork will host a sixth workshop for graduate students and faculty members. Inspired by its location, Humanists@Work Graduate Career Workshop – Silicon Valley will engage the synergistic possibilities at the intersection of new media, community engagement, education and public humanities that is characteristic of the greater Bay Area.TO REGISTER: click here.

Friday, April 28: Career Networking with Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni

Time: 11-4:30 p.m.
Location: AGR Room, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center

Graduate students in the social sciences and humanities are invited to an event focused on opening new opportunities for PhDs after they graduate. Students will have the ability to connect with PhD alumni from the social sciences and humanities who have successfully translated their degrees into careers beyond the tenure track. Sharing their experiences and offering creative solutions to the challenges of life post-graduation will be over a dozen alumni from: tech, state government, non-profits, publishing, healthcare, higher ed, and more.

The event will start off with a one-hour presentation on “How to Network,” by Marjannie Akintunde (UC Davis Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career Services), followed by two hours of facilitated networking with alumni. Lunch will be served during the event and a reception will follow the networking session.

Tuesday, March 14: Benefits of Publishing: Non-Academic Publishing for an Academic Career

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

From preparation and networking to turning a conference paper into an article submission, Paul Reitter, Director of the Humanities Institute at The Ohio State University will lead you through best practices to make the most out of the academic conference.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, January 31: Developing Your Research Project Toward Diverse Career Paths

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Meg Sparling, a doctoral candidate in English at UC Davis and a member of the Humanists@Work Advisory Committee, will talk about the UC Humanists@Work initiative and ways that students can develop a research project that connects you to diverse career paths.

Tuesday, November 29: Crafting a Teaching Statement

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Kem Saichaie Ph.D., Associate Director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness, will guide you through a workshop presentation on best practices for articulating your approach to teaching.

Winter quarter events in the series approach building networks across the University of California for careers outside/alongside the academy and guidance on how to optimize your conference experience.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, October 25 : Creating a Digital Identity w/ Dr. Andy Jones

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Do I need my own website? What role can social media play in self-branding? How can an online presence further my career goals, whether academic or non-traditional? Dr. Andy Jones, a lecturer in the University Writing Program, Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, and Poet Laureate of the City of Davis, will talk about the benefits of establishing an online presence. Dr. Jones should know as someone who maintains 5 different websites and active social media feeds.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

To view information about past events, please see the Archives page.

This page was last updated: May 25, 2017



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