Career Networking Night for the Humanities

7 Apr

Career Networking Night for the Humanities
Thursday, April 7 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Terry Hall Lounge
(Terry Hall is on Campus Parkway across the street from Condon)

This Thursday night we have an amazing lineup of a dozen UW alumni who completed B.A.s in the Humanities, They are returning to campus to speak with current students about what happens after graduation. All of our guests have great career-track or creative jobs that they got with their degrees in areas such as English, Asian Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Scandinavian, etc. Think employers won’t value your UW degree?

Think again! Find out from people who have “been there, done that” what it takes to succeed in rigorous professional programs (such as Yale Law!) and in a variety of career fields. Even if you look at their job titles/employers and say, “Well, I don’t see anything represented there that I really want to do,” you should still come and talk to these great alumni! Why? Because each has been successful, each has navigated the treacherous waters between B.A. and “real life,” and each has tons of insight, advice, and encouragement to offer.

This event is low on formal presentation, high on opportunities to speak one-on-one with the guests. As you can see, most of the alumni represented here are 10 years or less away from their own UW
undergraduate experiences, so they remember well what it was like to be a student. They’re approachable and eager to talk to you! So, this is not a get-in-your-business-attire-and-bring-your-resume type of event!

Special feature #1: 2010 English graduate Xavier Cox, a.k.a. “Havi Blaze,” a dynamic young rapper who is making his mark on both the Seattle club scene and hip hop radio, is going to kick off the event
with a live performance! Like all our guests, Xavier will be happy to talk to you one-on-one about his experiences. Find out how he got started on his career as a performer and producer while still enrolled as an English major!

Special feature #2: Lynnea Erickson from the Career Center and Robin Chang from the Scholarship Office will be on hand to speak with students about finding funding to finish their degrees and about career exploration and job search. If you have thought about visiting either office, but hesitated, here’s your chance to access their services while attending a fun, interesting special event.

Alumni Guest List:

Christina Asavereungchai (English 2006)
Associate Attorney at Stoel Rives, LLP

Stesha Brandon (English 2001)
Manager of Public Relations and Events
University Book Store

Benjamin Lukoff (English 1997)
Writer, Editor, Copyeditor, Proofreader, Blogger, Indexer, Communicator, and Content Specialist
(currently a contractor with Seattle Children’s Hospital)

Jon Peterson (English 2000)
Research Scientist
Office of Educational Assessment, UW

Erin Waters (English 2005)
Individual Giving Coordinator at KEXP

Xavier Cox “Havi Blaze” (English 2010)
Rapper/Musician, Producer

Jan Hengge
Finishing his dissertation while
working now at Microsoft

Andrew Glass
Microsoft Employee
(Studied Asian Languages and Literature)

Coral Sisk
Private Italian Instructor

Andrew Kim bilingual customer support, Microsoft

Tanja Douay Vance
Attorney at Law
MAGNA LAW GROUP, PLLC

ALSO present tomorrow:

Robin Chang
Assistant Director
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships& Awards

Lynnea Erickson
Senior Career Counselor
The UW Career Center

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