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Humanities 370 Career Course

Humanities 370 (HUM-370) is a career preparation course that provides the academic learning component of credit-bearing internships in the Humanities and is also designed to provide students with knowledge of the professional skills, behaviors, and career competencies necessary for a successful pre-professional internship experience and for future career development. This course is a partnership between Ifill College faculty and the professional staff of the CEC to support student success in connecting their academic passions to preparation for work in the world.

HUMclassHUM 370 serves as the internship course for students majoring in English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Women's & Gender Studies. Students will be consented into 370 after their internship has been approved by the faculty member teaching HUM 370. That faculty member for spring 2019 is Kelly Hager (kelly.hager@simmons.edu).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of HUM-370, students will be able to:
  1. Define how their internship learning goals connect to their major or future career interests
  2. Identify the skills, qualities, and work expectations that employers look for today
  3. Assess their strengths, interests and values to explore roles that might be a good fit
  4. Conduct career research through online resources and people
  5. Build a network for future employment or graduate school
  6. Create an effective resume and cover letter that markets key accomplishments
  7. Understand how to prepare for, practice for, and effectively interview
  8. Develop their confidence when working in a professional setting

The Enrollment Process

  1. Talk to the HUM 370 Faculty Member - Discuss the option of doing an internship for 4 or 8 credits with Kelly Hager (kelly.hager@simmons.edu) and receive the necessary student internship form and agreement.
  2. 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. Contact the CEC and meet with a career coach who can share additional internship search resources with you. To set up an appointment with a career coach call 617-521-2488 or stop by the Center for Student Success. 
  3. Obtain Consent - Once you have secured an internship, send your internship form and agreement to Kelly Hager for consent to enroll in HUM 370. You will be enrolled by the Registrar following receipt of her consent e-mail.

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. 
  • Handshake - The Simmons online job board, maintained by the CEC. It lists internship and job postings that are updated daily. Dozens of new job and internship listings are posted to Handshake each week. Use keyword search to target the type of organizations and opportunities you seek.