PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that adds professional dimension to the academic training received by UChicago Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. PATHS provides students with the resources they need to launch careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government, helping them make broader impacts with their scholarly work.
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 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 under emphasized 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 email@example.com. See the latest edition of the newsletter here. For general PATHS inquiries, contact PATHS Coordinator Celeste Cruz-Carandang at firstname.lastname@example.org.