How to Create Meaningful Work Experiences that Align with Your Values and Humanities or Journalism Education
If you are a King’s student thinking about your future, then this workshop is for you. Whether you know exactly where you want to end up or have little to no idea, join us to learn from King’s alumna Dr. Dawn Henwood, BA(Hons.)’91, about the connection between the liberal arts and the world of work.
By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:
- Describe what it means to create, rather than fit into, a career journey
- Identify some of the elements they want their career journey to include
- Recognize personal skills and traits that will enable them to create a rewarding career journey
- Articulate the value they can offer to potential employers outside traditional domains for humanities graduates (such as teaching and law)
- Use critical reflection as a tool for personal growth and career development
Where has the workshop come from?
This workshop has been developed by Clarity Studio’s founder Dr. Dawn Henwood with assistance from current student Nellianne Bateman who completed a King’s Undergraduate Fellowship in Public Humanities at Clarity Studio this summer. Dawn is a former English professor who now helps startups clarify their strategic thinking and communications.
Having successfully crossed the bridge between the academy and the startup world, Dawn has developed practical strategies for “translating” liberal arts strengths into marketable job skills.
In addition, Dawn has expertise in experiential learning, especially work-integrated learning. From 2017 to 2019, she served as Mount Allison University’s first Manager of Experiential Learning, helping to oversee the university’s internship and mentorship programs. She has also completed experiential learning projects for the New Brunswick Department of Post-secondary Education, Training, and Labour and Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science.
The workshop and catered lunch are free but require pre-registration by Oct 13.