Humanities at Work

“Humanities at Work" is a series of events and panels specifically designed to showcase the economic and social impact of the Humanities in our contemporary world.

Humanities and Careers Panel, 2016

The intellectual rigor and creativity of the Humanities have always prepared students to be leaders in a variety of careers. In today’s rapidly shifting professional world, this is truer than ever before. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to some of our humanities alumni as they talk about the positive impact a liberal arts degree has had on their careers.


Ashley Allen ‘01
President, 24/7 Wall Street

James Martin ‘94
Deputy Editor, ESPN


Stephanie Oliver ‘15
Account Executive,

Jen Di Simone ‘08
Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Corporate Finance NBC


Lauren Shortt ‘91
Vice President of Corporate Marketing,
National Director of Retail Marketing, First Republic Bank

The Humanities Seminar

The Humanities Seminar is the leading edge of humanities research and mentorship at Fairfield University, and demonstrates significant scholarly outcomes in both faculty and student scholarship in the humanities. Watch the video below to learn more about our recent student fellow presentations.


Humanities at Work Lecture Series

Christian Madsbjerg Lecturer

Christian Madsbjerg
Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Acclaimed author and famed business strategist Christian Madsbjerg emphasizes the imperative role the humanities play in today’s data-driven marketplace in his latest book Sensemaking: The Power of Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm. Madsbjerg draws on his work with some of the world’s largest companies - Ford, Adidas, and Chanel - to address society’s overwhelming reliance on big data and prove that “sensemaking,” a holistic humanities-based approach to problem solving, is equally if not more important in running a successful business.

Madsbjerg is the founder and senior partner at ReD Associates, a strategy consulting company based in the human sciences that guides companies toward smarter strategy using the principles of anthropology and phenomenology.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Dolan School of Business.

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