Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, the “Careers in History Symposium” will include a fun and engaging Lightning Round & Networking event, breakout sessions for undergraduates, graduate students, and PhD students, and many opportunities to talk with a wide variety of history professionals. Jennifer Scott, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, will be the keynote speaker. She and the various additional panelists will cover state jobs, nonprofits, such as museums and historical societies, and opportunities in the private sector.
Students should leave with clear ideas about job possibilities that build off of their interests in history, as well as lists of resources and personal contacts they can call upon in considering their future. Besides specific history and public history career information, the symposium will offer fresh perspectives on how professional historians, curators, preservationists, government agencies, and small businesses work together. Students will gain an understanding of the many ways in which history and the humanities are put to work in the world. The NCPH is also pleased to be partnering with the Organization of American Historians, a collaboration that will allow them to include lunch in the modest registration fee and to expand networking time for this year’s event.
A link to register and more information are available at http://ncph.org/conference/mini-con-2018-careers-in-history/ .