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HFA Careers & Internships

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HFA Five Years Out – 2015 Alums
(We go everywhere.)

  • Account Manager
  • Actor
  • Administrator
  • Architect
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Bookkeeper
  • College Success Advisor
  • Communications Executive
  • Content Strategist
  • Designer
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Family Therapist
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Musician
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Pastor
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Physical Therapist
  • Podcast Producer
  • Police Recruit
  • Professional Nanny
  • Professional Sports Team Dancer
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Software Engineer
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Teacher
  • Technology Librarian
  • Town Counselor
  • Trash Hauler
  • Truck Driver
  • Victims' Assistance Program Assistant
  • Writer

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Career Success upon Graduation with a Humanities Degree

Research has shown that Humanities majors who are successful upon graduation do three things:

  1. Get good grades (a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better). 

  2. Do internships. Internships. Note the plural.

  3. Participate in career center programming. Gain the five career navigation skills (customizing a resume, customizing a cover letter, learning how to interview, networking, and learning how to find opportunities), and attend events such as career fairs, networking nights, employer information sessions, and alumni panels.

But there is a challenge to all this...

The real challenge is that none of these things are mandatory. They all require extra effort on your part. No one is going to make you do an internship, or force you to learn how to customize your resume. And let’s be real; no one is going to make you get good grades. You are the engine that will make this all happen. It is very easy to get pulled in a lot of directions and become very distracted.

But you are in control of what you choose to do. And if you want to get a good quality job upon graduation, among other things, it is important to get good grades, do internships, and participate in career center programming.

The Career Center of the HFA Advising and Career Center is here to educate you in career skills; provide you with internship, networking and job opportunities; and offer one-on-one advice for landing internships on planning your path to a career.