7 pm (6:30 for pizza)
Mandel Center Reading Room (3rd floor)
In a tough job market we are all wondering: what can a college graduate do with a liberal arts degree? And yet it turns out that companies and organization like liberal arts graduates – especially those with international experience. A broad education seems to encourage employees to make the creative leaps that drive innovation.
So for our final IGS Conversation we ask: how can studying literature, history, art, politics, and foreign languages help you to launch a career, make your mark – maybe even change the world?
Our featured guest speaker is Michelle Young—blogger, philanthropist, and new media CEO. Ms. Young studied art history in college and has since carved out a career that blends her interests in fashion, music, urban history, art, and travel.
Ms. Young is the founder and CEO of Untapped Cities, a fast-growing global media brand with offices in New York, Paris, and San Francisco. Ms. Young blogs for The Huffington Post, and has written for The New York Times, Pitchfork, Architecture Daily, Kill Screen, NPR, Business Insider, and the International Business Times. She also works on projects with the social philanthropy division at Liquidnet Holdings, Inc., an electronic marketplace that specializes in equity securities trading.
Our panel will also include two Brandeis seniors, Sara Robinson and Bryan Flatt. Sara, a double IGS and business major, is finishing a senior thesis on the global proliferation of Harry Potter – a project that contributes to her work as an analyst at Sandbox industries, a startup incubator in San Francisco. Last year, at the height of Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, Bryan was helping a media law firm in London prosecute tabloid journalists. He will talk about how experiences abroad and a double major in history and IGS are helping him pursue a career in media and entertainment.
Come join the Conversation and share ideas! You can leverage your experiences in and out of the classroom to launch interesting, meaningful careers.