Feb 05
Memorial Union (Check TITU)
800 Langdon Street
11:00 AM Registration Required

Anne Krook

Author and Consultant
The Humanities at Work: Academic Skills in Non-Academic Settings

In this session, Dr. Anne Krook will review some of the most useful skills humanities graduate students and postdocs bring to workplaces, discuss academic experiences that are comparable to those in non-academic workplaces, and how graduate students can best highlight those skills and experiences to employers. There will be a few slides (available as PDF afterwards) with plenty of time for Q&A. Coffee and dessert will be served.

To register for this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/20180205humanitiesatwork

As a former academic who transitioned successfully to the corporate and nonprofit workplaces, Dr. Anne Krook helps graduate students and postdocs transition to non-academic workplaces and helps undergraduate humanities majors translate their skills into jobs. She also creates strategies and tactics to help groups of employees work together in the most productive workplace environments. Her book “Now What Do I Say?”: Practical Workplace Advice for Younger Women prepares younger women for workplace success and coaching them on interacting with colleagues.

Dr. Krook began her career as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she taught for seven years before moving to Seattle and joining Amazon.com. During her thirteen years at the company, she held various roles in US and international website development, program management, internal audit, and infrastructure. After that, Dr. Krook worked as VP of Operations at a startup, Mindbloom, and then as VP of Operations at Synapse, a product design engineering company in Seattle. Dr. Krook also serves on the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV. Find her at http://annekrook.com, LinkedIn, and @akrook on Twitter.

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