What Are You Going to Do with That?

by Scott Muir

This podcast explores everyday folks’ decisions to study the humanities as undergraduates and their pathways to fulfilling careers. It is designed for students drawn to study the humanities in college who might be concerned about what that might mean for their career. It's also for those who advise such students, whether as parents or professionals. The stories in this podcast debunk widespread misperceptions about humanities m... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Trailer

    S01 - Season 1 Trailer

    S01 - Season 1 Trailer

    A brief introduction to season 1 of What Are You Going to Do with That? Get a taste of the stories you'll hear from everyday folks with humanities backgrounds working in a wide range of fields. Keep listening to learn how they’ve ...

    03:28
  • S01 E01 - Take On Complex Problems

    S01 E01 - Take On Complex Problems

    Like many students, Betselot Wondimu found himself unexpectedly pulled toward a humanities major (in this case, anthropology) when he found it to be the best platform for pursuing his burning questions and advocating for the chang...

    21:35
  • S01 E02 - Turn a Passion Into a Career

    S01 E02 - Turn a Passion Into a Career

    Meet Kate Barney, who turns the stereotype of the humanities major working in the service industry on its head. Kate’s American Studies major enabled her to nurture her passion for fine food while developing highly valued transfer...

    25:24
  • S01 E03 - Forge Your Own Path

    S01 E03 - Forge Your Own Path

    While students may feel pressured to determine a precise plan for their college education and career from the outset, the reality is that their understanding of both their academic and professional opportunities is very limited. F...

    25:55
  • S01 E04 - Prepare for a Successful Legal Career

    S01 E04 - Prepare for a Successful Legal Career

    Andrew Bagley shares how studying the humanities (in this case, history) can help you make partner by 35…and actually enjoy it! Andrew’s story shows, more broadly, how the self-directed nature of humanistic study enables you to de...

    20:10