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Friday, 4 January 2019 
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

CAREER FAIR


The Possible Futures Career Fair can help you learn about a wide range of career options and connect you with mission-driven organizations looking for employees with your special skills. 

Created specifically for those with graduate training in languages, literature, and the humanities, the Possible Futures Career Fair is brought to you by the Modern Language Association. 

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About Possible Futures

Do you have advanced training in writing, languages, teaching, or research? Are you curious about jobs outside of academia? Attend the Possible Futures Career Fair to find out more about organizations eager to hire humanities professionals for a variety of positions.

Organized by the MLA as part of the MLA Annual Convention, the Possible Futures Career Fair offers job seekers with advanced training in the humanities a chance to connect with recruiters from mission-driven organizations and companies. Recruiters will be looking for professionals who are able to

JOB SEEKERS

Are you searching for a new job?

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CAREER CHANGERS

Are you thinking of changing careers?

If you are looking for a new job, planning to change careers, or just want to educate yourself about career alternatives, this is a must-attend event. Register now!

ADVISERS

Are you a faculty or career adviser?

Whether you are searching for your first job or looking to change positions, the Possible Futures Career Fair can help. It is a great place to network and ask questions about how to structure your résumé, pitch your skills, and leverage your education.

Who Should Attend

Are you thinking of moving into administration or leaving the academy altogether? If so, you'll want to attend the Possible Futures Career Fair. Use it to access job opportunities, establish relationships with search firms, and get frank appraisals of your résumé.   

Do you provide career advice to students and want a way to keep up? Well, ask your questions at the Possible Futures Career Fair! Recruiters from for-profit, nonprofit and academic employers will be there, so you can assess the full range of job opportunities open to your students.

FAQs

Want to know more about the Possible Futures Career Fair? Check out the following FAQs. They have answers to commonly asked questions, as well as a few tips and tricks for making the most of this year’s fair.


Q: Do I have to register for the MLA Annual Convention in order to attend the Possible Futures Career Fair?

A: Yes, to attend the fair you must register for the convention. Fortunately, registration rates are low (particularly for MLA members) and registering for the convention gives you access to a program of over nearly 750 sessions, as well as numerous career development and networking events.


Q: Will employers be hiring people at the event?

A: Possible Futures is not primarily a live hiring event. It is designed to facilitate informational interviews and networking. However, there will be recruiters in attendance who have open posts to fill. So don't be surprised if an informational chat turns into a preliminary interview!


Q: When will the Possible Futures Career Fair take place?

A: The fair will be held: 

Friday, 4 January 2019 
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601


Q: Do you have special rates for student groups?

A: We do! Institutions may sponsor groups of five or more nonpresenting graduate students at a substantial discount. It is a great deal! Use this form to sponsor a group of nonpresenting graduate students to attend the annual convention and Possible Futures Career Fair.


Q: What should I bring? What should I wear?

A: We encourage you to wear professional convention attire and to bring business cards and a nonacademic résumé if you have them. Sign up for career alerts for more tips on how to get the most out of the Possible Futures Career Fair.

Register now to attend the MLA Annual Convention and experience the Possible Futures Career Fair!

Subscribe to our Career Alerts for occasional updates on open positions, the list of recruiters, and how to get the most out of the fair.

Subscribe to our Career Alerts for occasional updates on open positions, the list of recruiters, and how to get the most out of the fair.

Register now to attend the MLA Annual Convention and experience the Possible Futures Career Fair!

Register for MLA 2019Subscribe to Career Alerts!

REMINDER: You must register for the MLA Annual Convention or AHA Annual Meeting 
to attend the Possible Futures Career Fair.

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