The “Stars to Steer By” career series is back! 

The purpose of this series is to help liberal arts students at Ball State find what professional pathways are available to them and learn how to translate their skills to potential employers.

Basically, this series is for everyone who gets the question: What are you going to do with that major? 

We’ll help you find your answer!

This year, the series will be coordinated by Eilis Wasserman, career coach for humanities and social science majors. All students (both graduate and undergraduate) are welcome, but especially students from the humanities (English, history, philosophy, religious studies and modern languages) and the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, women and gender studies, psychology, criminal justice, and political science).

Pizza and door prizes are available at each event.

Schedule for Fall 2017

#1: Wednesday, August, 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Bracken Library 104
“Finding Your Way with a Humanities Degree”

  • Presented by Eilis Wasserman and Cathy Day
  • Every attendee gets a free book!
  • To kick off the second year of this popular series, we’ll talk about personal and professional development and help you discover your passions.

#2: Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 PM in Bracken Library 104
“Graduate School: What to Expect and How to Prepare”

  • Panel discussion by Morgan Gross, Ph.D. candidate in English; Frank Lacopo, M.A. candidate in History,; Chelce Carter, M.A. in Anthropology; and Meagan Brant, M.A. candidate in Sociology.
  • Applying for graduate school is a challenging process. Join us and learn from those who have successfully navigated the application process. The’ll share best practices for applying and give advice on what you can do now to prepare – even if grad school is still several years off! If you’ve ever thought about graduate school in the future, this the perfect workshop for you to understand the graduate school experience and it differs from the undergraduate experience.

#3: Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM  in WB (Business Building 141)
“Yes, You’re Qualified for that Job: Translating Your Humanities Skills”

  • Presented by Prof. Cathy Day
  • We’ll look at a series of job ads and show you that yes, you can apply and you are qualified–as long as you translate from the language of academia to the language of the working world!

Graham Brown

#4: Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 PM in Bracken 104
“Your Job is To Have Fun: The New Era of Entrepreneurship”

  • Presented by Graham Brown, founder of United State of Indiana apparel company
  • Brown isn’t particularly fond of the term “entrepreneur,” but he does believe in changing the world. He’ll talk about how liberal arts students can best approach their future as creatives and as owners of starts ups and small businesses. He’ll also share his journey as a video game designer.