What will you do with your degree?
Whether you’re working toward a BA, MA, or PhD, someone has asked you this question. You may not realize how broad the answers can be. Our department’s Career Development initiative, launched in Fall 2018, is designed to foster conversations, build scholarly and other professional skills, explore options, and develop students’ confidence in a diverse and demanding employment landscape.
This site is your gateway to integrating your intellectual and professional goals, a place to learn about a wide range of careers, meet historians who work in diverse environments, and develop your own plans.
History PhDs possess a range of malleable skills that include, but aren’t limited to:
- the ability to quickly deconstruct and synthesize complex texts.
- synthesizing, creating, and communicating compelling narratives.
- viewing issues from a variety of perspectives, expanding and narrowing their lines of sight to analyze problems on multiple scales.
- navigating hierarchical bureaucracies and complex, overlapping institutional landscapes, preparing them for corporate, non-profit, and government careers.
- providing a level of cognitive diversity that is often absent in corporate, non-profit, and government job sectors.
- writing for a variety of audiences, allowing them to communicate effectively.