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Professionalization Resources

Career Exploration and Professional Development Resources

The following are resources available through Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) for graduate students looking to explore potential careers or gain skills beyond those offered by their programs.

NCA also provides access to career exploration websites like:

National Public Humanities Organizations

Beyond career development at Northwestern and with professional organizations, public humanities organizations across the United States demonstrate the variety of options available to graduate students interested in the public humanities.

National Humanities Alliance (NHA)/Humanities for All

National organization for humanities work across the U.S. This article about different types of publicly engaged scholarship on the Humanities for All site, which is an offshoot of NHA, is particularly interesting.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH grants support innovative digital projects for the public, humanities initiatives on college campuses, and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions. In the public realm, they especially provide opportunities for lifelong learning and preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources through cultural institutions like museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations.

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