The Road Less Traveled is a project of the Human Rights Center from the University of Padova and Global Campus of Human Rights.
The project aims at exploring the less usual careers and career paths that are possible after a degree in human rights.
There are no clearly defined career paths, entry points and routes to work with human rights. Opportunities may arise in central and local government bodies, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia but also in private companies, media agencies, law firms,... There is a huge variety of roles, including research, communication, advocacy, public relations, fundraising or education.
There is also a huge variety of ways to apply the knowledge and values of human rights in all types of work.
Some graduates will even create their own paths by creating their own NGOs, initiatives and campaigns.
With the project ‘The Road Less Traveled’, we want to broaden the career horizons of prospective students, students and alumni
and talk about less explored career opportunities with the people who have taken that less traveled road.
As Robert Frost wrote in his poem:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The podcast series ‘The Road Less Travelled’ aims at highlighting the careers and career paths that are possible after a master in human rights.
Each podcast is an in-depth and honest conversation between the host Véronique Lerch and a graduate of a human rights programme who has ‘taken that road less travelled’. The interviews focus on the learnings from those unusual paths and the pieces of advice that our guests want to give to other graduates wanting to engage in similar professions or anybody else interested in following such career paths.
The webinar series aims at highlighting the careers and career paths that are possible after a master in human rights. The series explores the less usual career paths that lead the graduates to work in journalism, art, philanthropy, coaching, etc. Those informal conversations will focus on understanding what lead to that point in their careers, what motivates them, which difference studying human rights have on their current work and which impact do they think they are having.
How do they use their knowledge in human rights in their professional and personal lives?
Which difference did it make for them to study human rights?