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Just do It: Inside the Resume

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | Time: 4pm-5:30 | Location: Online

Join us to learn how to be the hero of your own story and share your experiences and skills on your resume/cover letter. Your resume/cover letter is your opportunity to shine and highlight who you are and what you value you bring to an employer.

David MacFadyen
Professor of Comparative Literature and Musicology, UCLA

David MacFadyen is the author of multiple books on the history of Slavic literature, media, and music, specifically the popular traditions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Having begun his research in the field of Russian poetry, MacFadyen’s attention turned slowly to the role of song. This led to a number of monographs documenting the meaning of sung texts both within and without ideology during the Soviet period.

Over the same research term, a major collection of sound recordings developed, and Professor MacFadyen now oversees an archive of several million compositions from Slavic, Baltic, and Central Asian lands. For eight years Professor MacFadyen also operated a website dedicated to musical developments across eleven time zones: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. Archival copies of that work can be found at the resource “Far from Moscow.”

Professor MacFadyen, as a reflection of these wide interests, holds positions both in the Comparative Literature and Musicology Depts at UCLA. He also teaches in the Digital Humanities Minor and has developed a related program on Medicine and Media for the UCLA School of Medicine. His offerings include classes dedicated to musical, literary, cinematic, and technical issues of a rapidly changing world. He is currently teaching a class entitled “Careers in the Humanities,” which explains the consistent overlap between literature, (oral) storytelling, and self-promotion in today’s challenging marketplace.

Armine Kulikyan
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Education & Development


Armine earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in College and Career Counseling from Cal State Northridge. Prior to her role as Assistant Director of Career Education & Development at UCLA, Armine has worked in both academic and career counseling at multiple campuses such as CSU Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, Pasadena City College, and Cal Lutheran University. Through her professional experiences, she realized her passion for career development and hopes to motivate, educate, and guide students to reach success and fulfillment. Armine also runs her own platform and podcast, www.careerrise.org,  through which she hopes to extend her knowledge of career development to a larger population.