“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.
A Statement from the Director: Humanities and Careers
Humanities and Careers Alumni Panel
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 discuss the posititve impact a liberal arts degree has had on their careers.
Jennifer Locke ’03 English and Spanish Major | Women’s Studies Minor 9:04
Sarah Howe Elliott, PMP ’07 History Major | Art History, Asian Studies, and Classical Studies Minor 17:53
Megan Kuzniewski ’13 English and Art History Major | Philosophy Minor 26:23
Ariel Miranda ‘15 Philosophy Major | Peace & Justice Studies and Business Law Minor 33:27
Ashley Allen ‘01
President, 24/7 Wall Street
James Martin ‘94
Deputy Editor, ESPN
Stephanie Oliver ‘15
Account Executive, Indeed.com
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
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.
Think the humanities don’t lead to career success? Think again. Below is a small sample of the recent national groundswell of advocacy for the humanities in professions and society.