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Career Treks

"Career treks are an opportunity for our students to gain insight into the diverse professional and career pathways, which are connected to our Humanities courses, through site visits and networking with alumni."

– Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Mellon Grant Co-Director

Career Treks are designed to enhance traditional course offerings by taking students out of the classroom to experience the humanities in action.

Career Treks experiences can range from day trips to more extended travel to connect students with real-world experiences which highlight the array of career opportunities open to them as humanities majors and are an integral part of a given course. As an example, students in creative writing courses may travel to New York to meet with book editors and agents.

The scope and breadth of each career trek will depend on the faculty’s vision for how each travel opportunity will simultaneously meet the academic goals of the course and open a new pathway for students to reflect on the role of the humanities outside the classroom.


Please contact us at for more information regarding submission deadlines and proposal requirements.

Proposal Submissions

As part of their new course designs post-workshop, faculty can submit proposals for evaluation. The ideal proposals will accomplish at least one of the following:

  • Meet a demonstrated need for undergraduates
  • Leverage Emory’s alumni network
  • Focus on changing the perception about the value of the humanities
  • Expand both the disciplinary and interdisciplinary reach of the initiative

Faculty must complete one of our annual Mellon Faculty Workshop offerings before submitting a Career Trek proposal.