Endicott College Humanities Programs

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I’ve been able to find so many
opportunities that I can take my passion for international issues and I know that
people can take their passion for English and writing or history and
really turn it into something that I think a lot of people are hesitant
towards – the humanities faculty here and the program itself really
drives people’s interests. Students in humanities – the ideal student – is someone who has a lot of curiosity, someone that wants to know why things happened and
how things work. I mean in essence you ask really great questions and I
always find that curiosity to be a benefit in my courses – not just say well
I did the reading I did this assignment but to be curious about the next step
about things that even myself as a professor haven’t thought to ask. The internship experience at Endicott for first-year students is incredibly easy to follow. You have a separate internship advisor
from your regular advisor and that person looks very closely both in a
classroom setting and one-on-one meetings to get to know you, get to know
what you want, and ultimately you get to choose the path that you’re gonna take with it. What distinguishes maybe an Endicott humanities major from someone in another school is that not just that they’re interested in the in the world
and how it works and their place in it but also that they’re bringing that
broad-based knowledge into conversation through the internship model with the
real world and because they have both of those perspectives I think our students
tend to be leaders on campus and so even though it’s not the biggest program on
campus I think that it has sort of an outsized influence. The skill that
humanities majors develop – critical thinking skills, the written and oral
communication skills – are highly transferable and highly marketable.
Internship sites and employers want those skills they want students who can
assess information, communicate effectively, etc., so humanities students
do very well on the job market. They become attorneys they become teachers
they get jobs in business and the public and private sector and many
go on to gain admission into prestigious graduate programs. To any incoming student that doesn’t know what they want to do in college and maybe has gone in
with an undeclared major or something that they’re not too keen on really
pursuing, I would say definitely study what you enjoy, study what you’re good at – you have multiple advisors and your professors have experience in the field
that you enjoy so you’re never alone in that pursuit and everything’s a lot
more fun when you do what you enjoy.

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