Pivoting During the Pandemic: Navigating Job Markets in Uncertain Times
Spring 2021 Professionalization Series
From Literature Analysis to Metadata Analysis: Q&A with Bonnie Griffin, International Taxonomy Analyst Indeed.com
Tuesday, February 9th at 7 PM
After completing her PhD in French Literature at Vanderbilt University in March of 2020, Bonnie Griffin accepted a position as Taxonomy Analyst for Indeed’s French market. Pursuing both academic and professional positions on the job market required her to edit resumes and CVs simultaneously, reframe graduate work as professional experience, and adapt to two different interview formats and timelines while revising a dissertation.
Now, Bonnie is eager to share her experience with other graduate students interested in pursuing a career beyond academia in the hope of demystifying the process.
Sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
Panel Conversation: Digital Projects and Career Pathways after the PhD
Tuesday, February 16th at 11 AM Central
Join a conversation with three humanities PhDs whose digital projects have led to unexpected opportunities and unanticipated career paths.
Angela Sutton, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Mellon Partners for Humanities Education, Director, Fort Negley Descendants Project
Mary Ellen Pethel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies & Global Education, Belmont University
Daniel Genkins, PhD, Executive Director of the Slave Societies Digital Archive
Workshop: Beyond the Academy: Transition from Academy to Industry
Thursday, February 18th at 11 AM
Hear from humanities PhDs who negotiated the transition from academy to industry … and back again.
Zoe LeBlanc, Postdoctoral Associate & Weld Fellow Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton
Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati, PhD, Senior Product Analyst, Eventbrite
Careers in Publishing: An Overview of University Presses
Gianna Mosser, Director of Vanderbilt University Press
Feb. 26, Noon
Panel Discussion: Teaching with a Humanities PhD outside the University Setting
Friday, March 12th from 11 AM-12:30 PM
Laura Strombergsson, Learning Experience Designer and eLearning Developer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Comparative Media Analysis & Practice & German Studies PhD)
Elizabeth Weber Edwards, Human Resources Coordinator and Chair of World Languages, Well-Trained Mind Academy (German Language and Literature PhD)
Adam Wilsman, Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and US Social Sciences Teacher, Harpeth Hall Independent Private School (History PhD)
Workshop: Transferable Skills and the Job Search for Humanities Students & Scholars with Kayla Smith, a senior career coach with the Vanderbilt University Career Center
Friday, March 12 from 1:00 PM -2:00 PM
Sponsored by the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Program.