Discover the value of a degree in the humanities and social sciences, in which you can study something you enjoy while developing skills that can transfer to various professions. Our panel participants hold humanities and social sciences degrees from the College and many continued on to obtain PhDs. Hear from alumni, including three current professors, about how they earned PhDs and what they are doing within careers in Academia/Research. Attend the roundtable discussions to hear how a diverse group of alumni have leveraged their undergraduate experiences and professional networks to advance into a variety of successful careers, from freelancing to non-profit research analysis. Learn how you can do the same.
Andrew Green, AB'13
Video Producer, Encyclopaedia Britannica
Mr. Green graduated from the College in 2013 with a BA in English Literature and Law, Letters, and Society. While in the College, he was a designer and writer for the Chicago Maroon, Director of Post Production for Maroon TV, Design Editor of the Undergraduate Law Review and a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Mr. Green joined the editorial team at Encyclopaedia Britannica in 2015 as a video producer, where he works to implement a social-first video strategy and produce short, informative videos for a global audience. Since August, he has also been pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Fiction Writing at the University of South Carolina alongside his work for Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Annalee Letchinger, AB'69, MA'70 University of Sussex
Executive Director, Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA)
Ms. Letchinger has an extensive background in the non-profit, education, and arts fields, having worked as an organizer and program director for the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago, managed a community orchestra and a summer music festival, and taught high school and college students in a variety of settings. Ms. Letchinger was the Assistant Director for Student Employment at the University of Chicago from 1985-1988, and then returned to Career Advancement as a career counselor from 1997-2013. She has five children, ages 25-39. She has a bachelor's degree in General Studies in the Humanities (now IS Hum) from the College and a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Sussex (Great Britain). She played cello in the U of C Orchestra and was an RA at Breckinridge. She is now Executive Director of Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA), bringing world music ensembles to Evanston public schools.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and the College, The University of Chicago
Allen Sanderson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and the College. He teaches Economics 19800 and 19900, an introductory survey sequence. He also teaches and researches the economics of sports. Recent publications and research include journal articles on competitive balance in sports, sports labor markets, the economic impact of universities on their communities, and the case for paying college athletes. He is a regular columnist for Chicago Life. Mr. Sanderson won a Quantrell Award in 1998 and has run the Chicago marathon three times. Recent alumni speaking engagements have taken him to cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and New York City.