Posts from "February, 2010"

Looking for an Internship in Arizona?

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The State of Arizona just rolled out a new statewide internship program that might interest Humanities Students. We met personally with the HR director, Susan Laurence, who said that there are many opportunities for students with the right skills. See the website here: http://www.hr.state.az.us/Intern/index.asp

Need an Internship in AZ?

Good News from the BYU Career Fair

Recruiters from companies at this year’s Career and Internship Fair
were almost uniformly looking for students with the right skills, not the right
major
. Organizations as diverse as Goldman Sachs, Idaho State
Government, Qualtrics,  Buckle, Smuckers, Sears/K-Mart, Eli Lilly, even an electrical engineering company offer internship experiences, career training, and eventually jobs to students
from humanities majors
.  They are interested in students who are motivated, creative,
articulate, and with good people skills–i.e., you! Several recruiters explicitly said that they prefer the passion, flexibility and communication skills of Humanities students to other purely vocationally-oriented students.

If you missed the fairs this year (there is one in fall and winter), be on the lookout for them next year. Come to the Humanities College Advisement Center for help with CV preparation and interviewing strategy.

Good Paying Jobs for Humanities Majors

Government jobs are on the rise. Forbes says that there will be 600,000 new positions, many of which would be suitable for Humanities majors–especially for those who have followed the Hum+ or +Hum path. Some examples:

FBI ($57,000-$74,000)
Writer/Editor ($96,000-$174,000)
Intelligence Officer ($89,000-$136,000)
and so on.