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Just Do it: Inside the Resume

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | Time: 4-5pm | Location: Zoom

Learn how to translate and write your experiences and skills developed from your humanities and social science degrees onto your resume. Understand how your experience can apply to a variety of careers in diverse industries


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.


Precious Robinson 
Program Director for Graduate and Professional School | UCLA Career Center

Precious Robinson is the UCLA Career Center’s Program Director for Graduate and Professional School Planning. She began her UCLA tenure as a general career counselor working with undergraduate and graduate students before becoming Counseling Manager of Graduate Student Services and eventually taking on the role of Manager of Undergraduate North Campus Career Services prior to serving in her current role. Previously, her employment included career counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, diversity coordinating for UW-Madison’s Residential Life Department, hall directing at Central Michigan University, and program coordinating at CSU Long Beach. Enamored with higher education and all things university, Precious earned an MBA from CGU’s Drucker School of Management while also studying Industrial Organizational Psychology. Her original alma mater is the University of Georgia where she received a B.A. in sociology; she studied journalism and sociology as a graduate fellow at UW-Madison and completed her Master’s education in clinical psychology and marriage family therapy at CSU-Dominguez Hills. Early in her career, she received regional and national awards for her innovative service and programming for returning adult students engaging in career transitions. In addition to fulfilling her dream (as a career counselor) and helping others do the same (through career counseling), she delights in acting, spoken word, and creative writing. Precious is also the past President of the UCLA Black Faculty and Staff Association (BSFA) and current BSFA Vice President of Finance and Professional Development.