International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

IMP Philology 2015-2016

Director IMP-Philology

Deputy Director IMP-Philology

The first edition of the program IMP-Philology will provide 40 students (graduates and undergraduates) from the universities of La Laguna, La Rioja, Lérida, Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza and the Public University of Navarra with personalized advice during the current academic year 2015-2016. Our 10 mentors, all of them PhDs (DPhils) affiliated with the most prestigious universities (e.g. Harvard University or Queen Mary University of London), will contribute their personal experience, their first-hand knowledge of the academic/professional world and their specific training in advising to optimizing the professional career of their mentees through regular videoconferencing, frequent exchange of emails, sharing information on job, training or funding opportunities, and counseling when faced with decisions.

Moreover, the webinar series of the program IMP-Philology is completely open to the remaining students of the above mentioned universities, in which important figures of Philology and Humanities will expound the possibilities of humanistic careers and their real-life application. These sessions aim to dismiss the idea that Philology and other Humanities topics lead necessarily to a career in academia, by presenting alternatives and the current trends in the labor and the research market. Therefore, IMP-Philology is not limited to Language and Literature students, but is also open to related disciplines such as Library and Documentation Science, Cultural Administration, Digital Humanities...

If your university takes part in the program and you are an undergraduate or a graduate student in Philology or any of the above mentioned subjects willing to know what the current labor and research market can offer you, do not hesitate and apply to IMP-Philology.



Mentors 2015-2016:

Eduard Abelenda, University of Sheffield
Irene Checa, University of Wyoming
Juan José Colomina-Almiñana, The University of Texas at Austin
Jordi Cornellà, University of Glasgow
Maria Dasca, Harvard University
David Félix Fernández-Díaz, University of Virginia, Wise College
Marina Navàs, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Sergi Sancho Fibla, Notre Dame de Sion
Josep Soler, Stockholm University
Cèlia Nadal, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy