Pilot program benefits humanities students

  • The new program offers assistant adjunct professor positions to eligible students.
    The new program offers assistant adjunct professor positions to eligible students.

    Pilot program benefits humanities students

    Students pursuing a Ph.D. in humanities may benefit from a new initiative one school recently announced. The University of California-Irvine is launching a pilot program meant to assist students attaining a Ph.D. in specific fields as a way of encouraging them to follow through with their ambitions. After receiving a $2.7 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance the school’s advanced degree program, the university put the money toward funding tuition and teaching fellowships that can help these specific students, reported the Orange County Business Journal.

    This is not to say that an advanced degree in the humanities isn’t fruitful. Whenever a job applicant has additional education and higher degrees, he or she automatically stands out from the rest of the candidate pool. The key is to complement education with other helpful resources.

    Students should attend networking events, join relevant professional groups and get assistance from their school’s career development department. Combining all of these efforts appropriately can lead to positive results and help students land their dream job.

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