A new podcast by the National Humanities Alliance, What Are You Going to Do with That? explores everyday folks’ decisions to study the humanities as undergraduates and their pathways to fulfilling careers. Episode 4 features Andrew Bagley, a former History major and UGA law grad, click on the link for this episode.
Transcripts are available on each episode page.
March 14, 2022
Andrew Bagley shares how studying the humanities (in this case, history) can help you make partner by 35… and actually enjoy it! Andrew’s story shows, more broadly, how the self-directed nature of humanistic study enables you to design a curriculum that provides a direct on-ramp for your chosen profession. You can point a humanities education in whatever direction you want to go!
The first season features a diverse group of young professionals with humanities backgrounds reflecting on how they’ve applied the knowledge and skills they gained in college. These stories debunk widespread misconceptions about humanities majors’ career prospects by highlighting some of the limitless possibilities for applying humanities knowledge and skills in today’s workforce.
Each episode traces a unique pathway from a humanities major to careers in law, public health, finance, technology, museums, public relations, and high-end food production while emphasizing a broader theme that applies across humanities disciplines and industries.