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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)

Liberal Arts Advantage

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Join us! DU offers a variety of interesting and enriching events, clubs and programs. Check out the AHSS e-calendar to view our full offerings.

AHSS Student Organizations

AHSS Student Advisory Council (Undergraduates)

What is the purpose of AHSS-SAC?

  • Facilitate communication and relationships between Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students and faculty through event programming and professional events
  • Foster increased awareness and visibility of the AHSS identity
  • Develop a student voice in AHSS event programming
  • Be actively engaged in improving AHSS student spirit and university school spirit as a collective whole.

If you have any questions regarding the AHSS Student Advisory Council, please do not hesitate to contact SAC President Craig Hirokawa. We would love to hear from you!

Graduate Students of the Four Faculties (Graduate Students)

GSFF is a graduate student organization that serves AHSS graduate students. It has two main goals. The first goal of this organization is to help graduate students fund their conference endeavors.  The second goal of GSFF is to discuss and address any issues that may arise pertaining to graduate students' needs at DU.

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Kathryn Hobson, GSFF President.

There are many more student groups on campus. Visit Student Life to learn how to get involved.

Courses to Careers: Putting Your AHSS Degree to Work

Courses to Careers is an event series aimed to assist AHSS students in developing a career in your field of study.  Courses to Careers is a collaborative effort between Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Career Services.

FALL 2012

Career Q&A with Mayor of Aurora

Steve Hogan (Political Science, '70) has served as Mayor of Aurora since November 2011. He has also been a Colorado state representative, city councilman, public transportation executive and small businessman. With more than 30 years' experience in politics, Steve has a wide variety of leadership experience to draw from.

Come hear what he thinks about job prospects in politics and ask his advice on your own career questions! This is a great opportunity if you are interested in a career in politics or want to become more involved in local government.

  •  Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sturm Hall, room 286
  •  RSVP
  •  View Flyer (pdf) 
Graduating: Now What? (Seniors Only)
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in the Joy Burns Center
  • About to graduate? Attend workshops and panels, and network with Alumni and employers
  • RSVP
Career Center Open House for AHSS Students
  • Monday, October 22, 2012 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the DU Career Center, Driscoll Center South (lower Level)
  • Visit the Career Services Center and attend prep workshops for resumes, elevator speeches, and job hunting.
  • Refreshments provided
  • RSVP
Internship and Career Fair
  •  Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. in Gates Fieldhouse, Ritchie Center
  •  RSVP
AHSS Alumni and Employers Tell All
  •  Wednesday, October 30, 2012 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Sturm Hall, Room 286
  •  Gain advice from and network with liberal arts alumni and employers.
  •  Refreshments provided
  •  RSVP
  •  Panelist Bios

WINTER 2013

Internship Workshop
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 4-5 p.m. in the Driscoll Center
  • RSVP
AHSS Alumni and Employers Tell All
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Sturm Hall, Room 286
  • Gain advice from and network with liberal arts alumni and employers.
  • Refreshments provided
  • RSVP
Internship and Career Fair
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. in the Gates Fieldhouse, Ritchie Center
  • RSVP

SPRING 2013

Spring into Your Career
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. in the Joy Burns Center
  • Jump start your career by attending workshops and panels and networking with liberal arts alumni and employers.  
  • Refreshments provided
  • RSVP
Non-profit and Government Internship and Career Fair
  •  Wednesday, April 17, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. in the Gates Fieldhouse, Ritchie Center
  •  RSVP
Just in Time" Job Search Strategies
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2012 from 4-5 p.m. in the Driscoll Center 
  • Career Counselors will share valuable insights to help you find your next job or internship using social media, databases, and employer connections.  
  • RSVP 

Mentorship Program

laa web Nervous to enter the "real world" soon? Interested in getting personal and professional advice from accomplished AHSS alumni?

Apply to the AHSS Mentorship program! We are currently recruiting mentors and mentees for the 2012-2013 school year.  Apply here.

This mentorship program has been created under the AHSS Advisory Board, which offers its experience, expertise and energy to the leadership of the divisions to enrich the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences communities.

Research and Funding for AHSS Students  

Humanities Institute Student Travel and Research Grant

This grant makes research and/or creative endeavors possible for AHSS students who would otherwise face cost-prohibitive travel or research expenses. Funding provided by a gift from the Humanities Institute. Up to eight students will receive up to $1,250 each.  More Information.

AHSS currently is not accepting applications for this grant. Please check back in January 2013 for information about spring 2013 grants.

Humanities Institute Fund for Excellence Endowment

This provides travel and research funding in AHSS, including AHSS students. Endowment established by a gift from the Humanities Institute. Amount awarded determined by number of candidates. Note: this grant uses the same application as the "Humanities Institute Student Travel and Research Grant." More Information

AHSS currently is not accepting applications for this grant. Please check back in January 2013 for information about spring 2013 grants.

Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG)

The Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG) was established to encourage student participation in scholarly and creative activities that support academic progress and foster professional growth. The grant is competitive, and funds are subject to availability. Awards will be allocated by a grant committee appointed by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies. This grant is awarded only to students with graduate student standing.  More Information.

Scholarship Search
  •  Use the Scholarship Search to find additional opportunities to supplement your financial aid award package!

 

Research Help

The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) supports undergraduate research and creative projects by distributing grants throughout the academic year and summer. More Information.

The Penrose Library Research Center is available to help students find resources (books, articles, and web sites) for papers and class projects.  For assistance, stop by the Research Center in Penrose@Driscoll, call 303.871.2905, or click the Ask Us! button on the Penrose main page to contact them by email, text, or chat.  Individual students or groups can schedule a one-hour consultation with a reference librarian by using the Research Consultation Request Form.