Program Overview


Placement studies have shown that humanities PhDs have for decades found work in a wide range of fields, from higher education and the arts to finance and consulting. Yet many students struggle to appreciate how their humanistic training can be applied outside of graduate school. PATHS makes navigating the transition from student to professional easier.

Implemented by UChicagoGRAD, PATHS will feature workshops, experiential learning opportunities, career advising, fellowship advising, oral and written communication training, conversations with employers and alumni, and two seminar series. The First Year Series will focus on helping new graduate students transition smoothly to research and teaching. The Short Courses Series will provide in-depth career exploration and tailored skill development.

PATHS is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is especially designed for PhD students in the Humanities Division, Divinity School, and Department of History.  However, any UChicago graduate student may attend PATHS events and/or use UChicagoGRAD resources.