Career Development Resources for Humanities Students

What's next? The earlier you start building a plan to answer this question, the more possibilities you unlock.

Humanities students have full access to the University of Washington's incredible, comprehensive Career & Internship Center in Mary Gates Hall, the College of Arts & Sciences' Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning, mentorship, resource subscriptions, and more.

The Humanities Academic Services team is ready to help connect you to career resources and get you started on the right foot - just start with the tiles below, or scroll down to go in depth with advice and resources.

Career and Internship Center

Use Career & Internship Resources

The Career & Internship Center can help you develop a competitive resume, practice mock interviews, and connect you with skills workshops and employer events to help you find career opportunities that align with your study in the Humanities.

Husky Landing

Connect with Alumni Mentors

Connect to alumni through the UW Alumni Association's Huskies@Work program. Students are matched with alumni based on their profile and career interests, providing valuable career advice, insights, and network access.


Explore C21 Opportunities

Designed specifically for liberal arts students within the College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning (C21) offers Humanities students access to career learning experiences, externship opportunities, and a network of mentors.

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Build Experience Through Handshake

Through Handshake you can build your career profile for applications, schedule career coaching appointments, RSVP for employer events, and search for career opportunities - an essential tool to connect with early and often.

Get a Career Edge in the Humanities

  • Resumes aren't just for job applications; they're a part of pursuing opportunities in student government, scholarships, fellowships, and more. Learn about how to frame your experience and skills and build a formatted Humanities resume that stands out here.

  • Handshake is the University of Washington's platform for connecting students to opportunities and recruiters: jobs, internships, experiential learning, employer events, skills workshops and more all run through Handshake Learn how to build a profile that highlights the difference your Humanities background makes and become a Handshake power user here.

  • Networking is the process of building genuine professional connections and proactive outreach, learning about opportunities, and gaining insight and support for one's career. Humanities Academic Services gets you started on how Humanities students can build lasting networks. Learn more here.

  • There are several subscription-based career resources that UW Seattle students can access free of charge, and all of them could make a BIG difference in how you understand, prepare for, and connect to career opportunities while you're a student - courtesy of the Career & Internship Center and other campus partners. From salary insights and interview practice to skills microcertifications and the inside track on what industry recruiters are really looking for, Humanities students can start taking advantage of these resources here.

  • LinkedIn can be both a powerful research tool AND a networking tool. Through LinkedIn and the University's alumni tool, Humanities students can see real world examples of professional Humanities alumni and how they describe their roles and skill sets. Students can see real world examples of what alumni from different majors had as their first job, and how they got from there to where they are today. Most importantly, students can utilize this powerful platform to connect with like-minded individuals for networking opportunities, and career questions - learn how to build your presence and get started with LinkedIn here.

  • Student Outcomes data captures University of Washington undergraduates' success after graduation, including top employers, job titles, career goal alignment, internship impact, further education choices, and fields of study. View Humanities Student's Next Destination data here.

  • The Study the Humanities Toolkit offers a comprehensive set of data-driven arguments, examples, and resources to showcase the personal–and professional–benefits of studying humanities. Learn more here.

Pre-Career Advising Appointments

Explore career possibilities, learn about professional development opportunities, and discuss your career-related questions with an adviser.