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Alumni Connections

“Our undergraduates can benefit from speaking directly with leaders in the private and non-profit sphere whose paths as humanities majors have often been unpredictable yet rewarding and meaningful.”

– Michael A. Elliott, Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Alumni Connections seeks to show students that studying the humanities can lead to opportunities that, on the surface, may not appear to be directly connected to their particular major in the humanities.

alumni speaking to students


As part of that goal, this initiative seeks to bring together current humanities undergraduates and successful alumni of those programs for candid conversations about career discernment with a humanities degree. During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Alumni Connections speaker series shifted to a virtual format, tailoring events to individual departments and programs in the humanities at Emory. Participants gathered on Zoom from all over the world, and alumni working in entrepreneurship, arts administration, tech, public health, law, education, government, nonprofits, and medicine shared real-world examples of the humanities at work throughout their careers. The Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement is a key partner in creating this program to identify successful graduates in the humanities and share their success stories. 

Recordings of the 2020–2021 Alumni Connections speaker series are now available online, and we look forward to relaunching the virtual series in fall 2021. Please check back soon for more information about upcoming events.

2020–2021 Calendar

German Studies



German Studies



Art History

French & Italian


11/10 6:00pm  

2/1 6:00pm

3/1 6:00pm

3/3 6:00pm

3/4 6:00pm

3/22 5:30pm

3/31 6:00pm

4/1 3:30pm

4/6 6:00pm


Click here to view event recordings