"Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Students in Humanities and Social Sciences" Speaker Series by the URI Libraries

The University of Rhode Island (URI) Libraries are offering the “Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Students in Humanities and Social Sciences” speaker series in the Spring semester of 2018.

This series has been developed by Bohyun Kim, Associate Professor at the URI Libraries in order to help students in humanities and social sciences explore non-traditional career opportunities in a variety of fields such as design industry, museums, tech companies, and non-profit organizations.

Speakers will share their unique experience of working in different industries, how their academic background worked for their career, how they were able to leverage their academic skills and knowledge in their non-academic and non-traditional career path for the maximum benefit, and how their career evolved over time and took them to the path that they did not initially anticipate. Each talk will be followed by an informal discussion with students, which will further provide valuable perspectives for soon-to-be young professionals.

Come explore what type of non-traditional career options exist for students of humanities and social sciences, how the academic knowledge and skills gained in the university setting can be transferred and leveraged for career success, and what kind of skills and traits employers are looking for in their recruitment!

For questions or inquiries, please contact Bohyun Kim at bohyunkim@uri.edu.


  • Event details & Speaker bios: http://bit.ly/2BXS4qb
  • Register: http://goo.gl/uZXs28 [FREE & Open to ALL]
  • Dates and Time: Noon – 1 PM, Thursday 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, and 4/19
  • Location: Galanti Lounge at  the URI Carothers Library Building 3rd floor

Thurs. Feb. 22 – Noon
Advanced Academic Skills for Non-Academic Careers
by Karl Aspelund, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration.
Dept. of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island

Thurs. Mar. 8 – Noon
Career in Education and Technology
by Andrea Russo M.Ed., M.S.

Regional Program Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies – TEALSK12
(Technology Education and Literacy in Schools K12)

Thurs. Mar. 29 – Noon
The Nonprofit Venture
by Lisa Carnevale

Executive Director, DESIGNxRI

Thurs. Apr. 19 – Noon
Digital Skills & Entrepreneurship for Young Professionals
by Nic Schumann
Co-Founder & COO, Work-Shop Design Studio


Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Carothers Library, Galanti Lounge (Fl 3)
15 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Event Type

Career, Information Session/Tour, Special Event, Lecture





Contact Person

Bohyun Kim

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