A major in humanities is not normally seen as a sustainable job endeavor, but often times the very skill sets businesses are looking for are those found within these classrooms. The Humanities to Business Club is branching out to help all humanities major hopefuls shake the stereotype.
“The purpose of Humanities to Business Club … is to help every student receive an internship or full-time job,” said Taylor Dolbin, president of the Humanities to Business Club. “Just because you don’t know the terminology of marketing does not mean that you can’t get a job in marketing.”
The club is specifically designed to teach students how to prepare their resume and interviewing skills so they can be better prepared when opportunities arise.
Rebecca Brazzale, a BYU academic advisor, works on helping humanities students find internships.
“My purpose is to create a movement of humanity students in business,” Brazzale said. “Right now it exists, but we need more. We need a large movement, and (businesses) want them. They’d love to have them.”
The Humanities to Business Club hopes to help all students gain the experience they need while still enabling them to graduate in the major of their choice.
“We need to learn to get the most out of our degrees,” said Josh Brimhall, vice president of the Humanities to Business Club. “There is a lot of good things that humanity students have: critical thinking skills, organization, persuasive writing skills — and that’s what businesses are looking for.”
The club hopes to bring in guest speakers who have a humanities degree and have been successful in business.
“You don’t know what you want to do until you’ve done it or don’t do it,” Dolbin said. “Our plan is to help you start exploring.”
BYU is partnered with over a hundred companies, many of which many offer small internships which can be completed on campus. These internships can help students build their resumes while gaining college credit.
“Humanities majors are very versatile. We’ve developed skills that most people don’t possess,” Dolbin said. “You can cover things (that) others, who have only been taught to analyze graphs, would not be able to do.”
The program’s leaders hope to “really give students the breadth and depth they need to be great,” Brazzale said.