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What can I do with a Humanities degree?

This is a question you will face many times from family and friends. And of course you ask yourself the same question as you think about trying to get a job someday. Here is some encouragement that studying in the Humanities has real value when it comes to finding meaningful work:


I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new Academic Advisor for the Humanities Department. My background is in American literature, with a particular focus on the American West. I also have both professional and volunteer experience as a writer for various non-profit organizations.
Mentoring students is something I really enjoy, and I am looking forward to meeting with you to help you make the most of your time at Michigan Tech.
Meeting regularly with an advisor is a great way to stay on track with your degree requirements. I can also be a good resource as you look for opportunities to apply what you are learning in situations outside the classroom, whether that be internships, study abroad, or involvement with campus organizations and activities.
If you have advising questions, I am available by appointment or email over the summer. I will also have regular office hours set up for Fall semester.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of help to you.
Dr. Maria Bergstrom