History Majors Career Panel

The History Department and History Club will host a History Majors Career Panel on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Honors Center (College Music Hall).

Students can expect an informative, two-hour presentation by a diverse group of history graduates.  Law professionals, museum professionals, a high school teacher, historians and the Sojourner Truth librarian will speak about their backgrounds and how they entered their chosen professions. They will also give advice to history majors just beginning their career journeys.

“A degree in history gives students the skills to succeed in a variety of different careers, from law and government to teaching and library science,” said History Department Associate Professor and Chair Andy Evans.   “History majors learn how to write, reason, and research, all in the service of making convincing arguments based on evidence.  Our career panel is designed to give students concrete tips from former New Paltz history majors on how to get internships, interviews, and jobs.”

The Career Resource Center will be available to talk about the importance of experience in a field as well as give advice on graduate schools, resumes, and internships.

For more information, contact History Club Co-President Ashley Trainor at N02260450@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu.

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