In order to help students narrow down their career options from “anything” to something more manageable, we’re introducing the concept of pathways, five broad career categories that humanities students often pursue.

Alumni and students can meet inside Cardinals Connect, an online platform, like a Ball-State LinkedIn. Join with your LinkedIn account (preferably) and then look for the "Compass" groups.

We've created five groups for the five pathways. And you don't have to pick just one.


Business and Technology

Andrew Luce

Andrew Luce
Fundraising, Lurie Children's Hospital Chicago Foundation
History, Political Science


Elysia Smith

Elysia Smith
Owner, Irvington Vinyl & Books
English


Emily Hinman

Emily Hinman
Owner, Emily Hinman Counseling
Philosophy & Religious Studies

Find out what other alumni are up to

Jobs and/or Industries in this Pathway might include: Administrative Support, Information Technology, Management, Human Resources, Insurance, Network Systems, Program and Software Development, Sales, and Entrepreneur/Business Ownership.

Read in-depth interviews with alumni who explain how their degrees prepared them to work in these fields. You can also contact these alumni to ask for an informational interview, job shadow, or possible internship. They want to help. 

Bryan Lubeck

Bryan Lubeck
Marketing Director
English


Tourville

Allison Tourville
Digital Media Strategist
History, Geography


Christina

Christina Dionesotes
Translation Services
English, MLC


Find out what other alumni are up to

Jobs and/or Industries in this Pathway might include: Advertising, Marketing, Journalism, Publishing, Public Relations, Telecommunications, Editing, Translation Services, Printing Technology, Graphic Design, Freelance Writing.

Read in-depth interviews with alumni who explain how their degrees prepared them to work in these fields. You can also contact these alumni to ask for an informational interview, job shadow, or possible internship. They want to help. 

Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzales
Director of Exhibition Research at Indiana Historical Society
History


Bex McNair

Bex McNair
Youth Programs at public library
English


Pedro Bassoe

Pedro Bassoe
Japanese Professor, Purdue University
Anthropology, MLC


Find out what other alumni are up to

Jobs and/or Industries in this Pathway might include: Library Science, Museums & Archives, Public History, Teaching K-12, Teaching in Higher Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Student Affairs in Higher Education, or the Peace Corps.

Read in-depth interviews with alumni who explain how their degrees prepared them to work in these fields. You can also contact these alumni to ask for an informational interview, job shadow, or possible internship. They want to help. 

Kristen Ruhl

Kristen Ruhl
Nonprofit Director
Philosophy & Religious Studies


Sarah Flores

Sarah Flores
Educator with violence prevention nonprofit
English


Britt Kusserow

Britt Kusserow
Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
Philosophy & Religious Studies


Find out what other alumni are up to

Jobs and/or Industries in this Pathway might include: Hospitality, Tourism, Therapeutic services, Counseling Services, Child Development Services, Family and Community Services, Nonprofits, Health Sciences, Social Work, Consumer Services, Personal Care Services. 

Read in-depth interviews with alumni who explain how their degrees prepared them to work in these fields. You can also contact these alumni to ask for an informational interview, job shadow, or possible internship. They want to help. 

Krishna Walker

Krishna Walker
General Counsel at CareVet
English


Jared Knotts

Jared Knotts
Immigration Specialist
Modern Languages & Classics

 


Jessica Mayflower Beinart

Jennifer Mayflower Beinart
Paralegal for a government office
English


Find out what other alumni are up to

Jobs and/or Industries in this Pathway might includeLegal services, Foreign service, Security, Public Management, Paralegal, Government Communications.

Read in-depth interviews with alumni who explain how their degrees prepared them to work in these fields. You can also contact these alumni to ask for an informational interview, job shadow, or possible internship. They want to help.