Great talk, from someone with a lot of work and social media experience, about how humanities majors should be preparing for the world ahead: Jan Bultmann, “Discernment: Advice from a Hiring Manager to Humanities Students and Their Teachers”
I’ve been a hiring manager in the “Creative Economy” off and on for the past 15 years. I want to tell you this one, small, single true thing, which you might not have heard for awhile, or might not have heard ever. I want you to know that when I look at resumes, I look for degrees in English, Philosophy, History, and Comparative Literature.
No matter where your students end up, whether it’s at the Boeing Company as a technical writer or at an advertising company or a software company or a nonprofit, the capacity for imagination and the worldview they bring with them is what will make a difference–to them, and to the world around them.