College of Arts and Sciences' Humanities Graduates Discuss Path to Career Success, March 22

College of Arts and Sciences' Humanities Graduates Discuss Path to Career Success, March 22

Fairfield alumni share their professional journeys and career advice with fellow liberal arts students.

Our high achieving alumni panelists, who represent the diversity of humanities majors and minors at Fairfield, have a wealth of general career advice to share.

— — Nels Pearson, PhD, professor of English and director of the University’s Humanities Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Humanities

Fairfield University’s Humanities at Work Series is presenting an alumni career panel and social for liberal arts undergraduates on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. The four featured panelists will discuss their transitions from college to career and share how a liberal arts education helped them achieve their professional goals.

“Students primarily major in the humanities to satisfy an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a drive to comprehend the history, scale, and possibility of human experience,” said Nels Pearson, PhD, professor of English and director of the University’s Humanities Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Humanities. “The story we often forget to tell is that en route to this lofty goal, students acquire irreplaceable skills of analysis, insight, problem solving, creativity and argumentation that give them distinct advantages and make them crucial contributors in a variety of professional scenarios.”

From an associate at a global law firm to a project director for a groundbreaking drug development company, the alumni panelists represent a wide breadth of careers and humanities majors including history, philosophy, English, and art. Alumni scheduled to present at the event include Sarah Howe Elliott, PMP ’07, director of online communication for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Megan Kuzniewski ’14, an associate at Clyde & Co US LLP; Jennifer Locke ’03, director of project management at Seres Therapeutics; and Ariel Miranda ’15, community associate for the Mayor's Public Engagement Unit, City of New York.

The panelists’ presentations will be followed by a student question and answer segment. Light refreshments will be served.

“Our high achieving alumni panelists, who represent the diversity of humanities majors and minors at Fairfield, have a wealth of general career advice to share with students,” said Dr. Pearson. “We are delighted and thankful to host them.”

The humanities alumni career panel and social is presented by the Humanities at Work series and is sponsored by the Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Humanities.

An Alumni Panel and Social on Humanities and Careers

Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multi-Media Room

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Sponsored by the Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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