For Undergraduates: Career Planning & Resources

Humanities 370 Career Course

Humanities 370 (HUM-370) is a career preparation course taught by the Career Education Center staff. It is designed to provide students with knowledge of the professional skills, behaviors and career competencies necessary for a successful pre-professional internship experience and their future career development.

HUM 370 is a requirement for English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Women's & Gender Studies majors who are enrolled in the 370 internship course for their major. The HUM-370 class is taken concurrently with the discipline-specific internship and 370 course and requires department consent.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of HUM-370, students will be able to:

  • Define how their internship learning goals connect to their major or future career interests
  • Identify the skills, qualities, and work expectations that employers look for today
  • Assess their strengths, interests and values to explore roles that might be a good fit
  • Conduct career research through online resources and people
  • Build a network for future employment or graduate school
  • Create an effective resume and cover letter that markets key accomplishments
  • Understand how to prepare for, practice for, and effectively interview
  • Develop their confidence when working in a professional setting

The Enrollment Process

  1. Talk to Your Faculty - Discuss the option of doing an internship for 4 or 8 credits with your respective Department Chair or faculty advisor
  2. Contact the CEC - Contact Peggy Grace, Assistant Director, Career Education Services, to meet to discuss your potential enrollment in HUM-370 (peggy.grace@simmons.edu, 617-521-2488) and to obtain the necessary Student Information form for enrollment.
  3. Secure an Internship - Begin by reviewing Six Steps to Finding an Internship.  Additional information about internships can be found on the Pursue an Internship page and below.
  4. Obtain Consent - Once you have secured an internship, contact your Department Chair for consent to enroll in both the department 370 and HUM-370 courses. You will be enrolled by the Registrar following receipt of the department's consent e-mail.

Already Enrolled?

Then you're all set to go! Log in to the HUM-370 Moodle site and get started exploring the course syllabus, class schedule, and more.

Selected Online Resources to Locate Internships

Consider using the following resources to help you locate an internship site:

  • HUM-370 Internships Guide - The Simmons Library and CEC developed this guide specifically to help students interested in or enrolled in HUM-370 to research and locate an internship site for the course. Within the guide the internship sites and links are organized by major. 
  • CareerLink - The Simmons online job board, maintained by the CEC. It lists internship and job postings that are updated daily. The CEC typically posts 40-50 new job and internship listings each week and carries over 1,000 live listings. Use keyword search to target the type of organizations you seek. 
  • Library Internship Guides - The Simmons Library also has links to numerous websites that provide information about internship possibilities. Get started by logging onto the Internship Career Guide
  • OneSource: Use OneSource to find both top-line information and in-depth intelligence on industries, companies (both public and private), executives and corporate family structures. OneSource contains information from more than 2,500 data sources, including market research, analyst reports, regulatory filings, news releases and much more. 

What Do Students Say About HUM-370?

"I can honestly say that HUM-370 was a big help in preparing me. I knew I had a great resume, and I felt very confident going into my interview. . . I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you and let you know how much I benefitted from working with you and the rest of the CEC staff in the months leading up to my graduation." -- English major, B.A. 2011

Check out the STEPS Career Development Plan

To learn more about the STEPS Career Development Plan based on the 5 Step Model and developed specifically for Simmons undergraduate students, visit the STEPS Plan page.

Find a Job or Internship

Check out CA$H for on-campus and work-study jobs, CareerLink for internships and full-time jobs, and the other job boards and resources we've compiled.

Meet with a Career Coach

Wondering where to start? Let us help. Drop by Monday or Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 or Wednesday or Thursday from 1:30-3:00; or, make an appointment at a time convenient to you.

Next Career Event

Employer Information Table: The Bowdoin Group

Nov 4, 2014 at 11 AM - 2 PM at Main College Building, Fens Lobby (MCB Lower Level)

The Bowdoin Group provides customized recruitment solutions ranging from executive search to technology contracting. Their industry and domain expertise allow them to partner with market leaders and disruptors.  Since 1994, they've placed thousands of professionals throughout North America and the United Kingdom, and they have been named one of the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal for three years. They are looking to recruit students from all majors. To find out more, stop by their employer information table outside the Fens on November 4.

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