career

Find your path. Find your passion.

Posted 6 months 3 days ago
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Mapping a career trajectory with almost any degree can be difficult. With few exceptions, economic and career conditions, interests and opportunities can change. One of the best ways to prepare for a changing world is a broad education, and that is one reason why studying the humanities and social sciences is more important than ever. By learning how to think, reason, and communicate with people - learning how to continue to learn - students can better navigate the possibilities of life.

Advanced reasoning and communication skills that grow with a career - and with career...

Joye, Shepherd receive major career awards

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye and Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd recently received career-defining professional awards:

Professor of marine sciences and director of the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf research consortium, Joye has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. An international nonprofit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries, the AGU is a worldwide scientific community, promoting discovery in Earth and space science for the...

Travelling (and pregnant) with trowel

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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Great feature on anthropology professor Suzanne Pilaar Birch in The Guardian:

This bunch of smiling, pregnant scientists, evidently glowing as much from the sheer exertion of hard work as from hormones was a surprising spectacle on Twitter. It was around the time tennis champion Serena Williams announced she was having a baby and the internet was buzzing with the news that she’d won the Australian Open while pregnant – without dropping a set. We frequently see images of glamorous stars showing off their bumps – Beyoncé’s heavily styled Instagram shots, Demi Moore on the cover of ...

A 'Big Picture' Education

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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No better time than Graduation Day to share this exit interview with outgoing president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, Carol Geary Schneider. A prime advocate for the ideals of a liberal education and the skills today's graduates need most, Dr. Schneider is passionate about the value of a liberal education in the face skepticism in state houses and among policy makers:

I think the most important thing is that we actually have clarity about what we mean by liberal education. AAC&U's actual mission is advancing liberal education and inclusive...

"What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?”

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Senior Vice President and General Counsel and UGA history alumnus John Parker returns to campus today for a talk on a very interesting question:

"What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?”

We won't spoil the fun here, but he should know. Our thanks to Parker and his wife, Kay, who are generous supporters of the department of history. John is an Athens native and History ’73 alum. As Senior VP and General Counsel at Coca-Cola he recently helped negotiate a merger of three corporations creating the largest bottling company in Europe.Parker's talk is one in...

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