PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that prepares UChicago Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to make an impact in the world. PATHS programs and resources help participants chart a course for their professional training toward careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
PATHS is implemented by UChicagoGRAD and conceived collaboratively by deans and faculty from the Division of the Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Divinity School. The program features workshops, internship opportunities, one-on-one advising, conversations with alumni, and treks (employer site visits)—all tailored to the needs of humanities Ph.D. students.
With support from the Mellon Foundation, PATHS is pioneering an experimental curriculum of courses, boot camps, and seminars in areas such as leadership, digital literacies, and communication. This curriculum prepares Ph.D. students for aspects of employment that are often ignored in disciplinary training and heightens their ability to apply their specialized skills to career opportunities in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
To learn about upcoming PATHS events and opportunities, subscribe to the PATHS newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For general PATHS inquiries, contact PATHS Coordinator Celeste Cruz-Carandang at email@example.com.