Humanities & the Arts

Connect with artists, thinkers, historians, and philosophers who use knowledge of culture and the arts to inspire humanity.

A Suffolk student sketches on an easel in an art studio.

Explore the world through history, culture, language, and the arts. Tackle the big aesthetic and philosophical questions while reimagining the ways we perceive the world. This Career Community encourages you to pioneer new creative ways of being.

 

It’s ideal for anyone interested in history, culture and language studies, interior design, fine and applied arts, and theatre.

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Joanna Lazarek

Joanna Lazarek

Associate Director, Career Communities
Humanities & the Arts

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Further Information For This Career Community

English

  • Technical writer/communications specialist
  • Writer
  • Poet
  • Content creator
  • Editor
  • Production editor
  • Social media manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Human resources/talent acquisition manager
  • Reporter/journalist
  • Grant writer
  • Librarian
  • Lawyer 
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Teacher 
  • Proposal / Grant Writer
  • Medical Writer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Copywriter

History

  • Teacher
  • Research assistant
  • Paralegal or legal assistant
  • Community outreach program director
  • International student advisor
  • Legislative analyst
  • Chief of staff
  • Curator
  • Staff attorney
  • Preservation assistant
  • Archivist
  • Real estate specialist
  • Executive recruiter
  • Visitor experience specialist
  • Fundraiser

Philosophy/Philosophy, Politics & Economics

  • Attorney
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Public Relations Director
  • Executive Assistant
  • Director of Operations 
  • Legislative Advocate
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Researcher
  • Director of Development
  • Entrepreneur
  • Immigration Services Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Deputy Legislative Director

Studio/Foundation Arts

  • Art advisor
  • Art therapist
  • Studio art program coordinator
  • Social media manager
  • Floral design business owner
  • Product designer
  • Sales and design consultant
  • Design manager
  • Executive assistant
  • LED lighting project coordinator
  • Graphics production specialist
  • Gallery manager
  • Artist 
  • Sculptor
  • Photographer

Graphic Design

  • Digital designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Art director
  • Media manager
  • Marketing and branding manager
  • Packaging specialist
  • Design manager
  • Software engineer
  • UI/UX designer
  • Entrepreneur/business founder and owner
  • Assistant to museum executive director
  • User experience designer
  • Stylist
  • Digital artist
  • Animator

Interior Design/Architecture

  • CEO/Founder/Owner/Co-owner
  • Partner/Junior Partner
  • Principal/Junior Principal 
  • Studio Principal
  • Creative Director 
  • Design Director 
  • Managing Director
  • Senior Associate/Associate 
  • Studio Director
  • Designer/Junior Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Architect 
  • Architect/Junior Architect
  • Project Designer 
  • Studio Manager
  • Project Manager/Planner/Strategist
  • Architectural Designer

Theatre

  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Actor
  • Artistic Director
  • Business Manager
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Education Director
  • House Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Marketing/Publicity
  • Music Director
  • Playwright
  • Production Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer

Creativity, innovation, adaptability, design and photo-editing software, teamwork/collaboration, accuracy, attention to detail, research, analytical/quantitative skills, verbal and written communication, intercultural communication, leadership, languages.

What to include:

  • Relevant courses
  • Research projects for a class, independent study, and/or professional experience
  • Publications you wrote, co-wrote or contributed to 
  • Link to your online portfolio or website in heading, along with your name, number, email and LinkedIn profile URL
  • Exhibitions and shows
  • Skills and keywords specific to the field and the position. You can include “hard” skills like IT, software, and languages and “soft” or “power” skills like creativity, attention to detail, and communication. Look at the internship/job description for guidance as well as the “Skills sought” section of this website.
  • Volunteering and student activities
  • Professional groups

Do not include:

  • Color
  • Text blocks
  • Graphics
  • Fonts other than Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri
  • Photos of yourself or anything else
  • Hyperlinks or links within the body of the resume (a link to your portfolio/website and LinkedIn in the heading is fine)

Exceptions:

  • Some jobs or graduate programs require a CV, which is longer and includes more personal information
  • Actors may need a one-page resume that includes a head shot, description of your physical appearance, roles, and training

Portfolio:

  • Works and projects from classes, including a thesis if applicable
  • Works/pro that you created during an internship or job, if permitted
  • Information about your creative process
  • Your sketchbook and/or mood boards
  • Works that exemplify your personal style

Check out our resume and cover letter guide for tips and samples to get started. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with Joanna Lazarek or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • Research the company/organization and what interviews are typically like.
  • Look the part! Find out what the dress code is at the company or in the field and consider dressing a little more formally than the everyday workwear. If everyone wears jeans, a nice pair of pants with a button-down shirt or sweater may be perfect. If you’re applying to a creative job at a corporation where employees typically wear suits, wear a suit.   
  • Focus your portfolio or reel so it includes only the best work that demonstrates skills you’ll use in the role.  Be prepared to discuss your process: the goal of the project, the audience, how you applied your creativity, the tools and concepts you used, and the result. Think about what is unique about your approach.

Check out our page on Interviewing Skills. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with Joanna Lazarek or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • Historical Society
  • Intercultural Association
  • Interior Design Organization
  • Intertextuals: The Suffolk English Society
  • Model United Nations
  • Photography
  • Venture Literary Arts Magazine
"The value of the Humanities and the Arts Career Community is having a group of people behind you as you navigate this career path. It will always be non-traditional and the best folks to support you through it, whether it's career advice, networking, or a venting session, are those who are in it. The work we do is important, and has the potential to shape and change the field for future generations."
Katia Christakis, BFA '12 Assistant Manager of Studio Art Classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston