In this week’s episode you will hear
Preview: Scott works at the National Humanities Alliance, a member-supported coalition dedicated to advocating for the value of the humanities in communities and on campuses. He leads “Study the Humanities”, a Mellon Foundation-funded initiative that provides humanities faculty, administrators, and advocates with evidence-based resources and strategies to make the case for studying the humanities as an undergraduate
- What does the National Humanities Alliance do
- What college majors are considered Humanites majors
- What does studythehumanities.org do and what is the toolkit
- How do Humanities majors do financially?
- What is the job satisfaction like for those with humanities degrees
- How does Study the Humanities work with faculty members
- What are the benefits to studying the humanities
- Why is the public perception of the humanities so different from the reality
- Scott talks about how the transition from college to your career path is more tricky for humanities majors
- Scott talks about the importance of your network and how this often really helps graduates with humanities degrees
- Scott talks about how humanities majors forces you to understand people who are different than yourself
- Scott talks about the ACMU and NACE do studies every year about what employers most value and he talks about how the humanities prepares people with those skills.
- Scott goes on the hot seat.
- Scott shares his podcast, “What are you going to do with that”
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- Trinity College-Anthony Berry*
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- University of Connecticut-Vern Granger*
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- University of Georgia-David Graves*
- Washington University St Louis-Ronne Turner
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