The Graduate Program is committed to helping our students develop the skills required for them to meet their professional goals.
Faculty frequently teach professional development seminars (History 710) on a wide range of topics, such as writing for non-academic audiences, producing digital history, and succeeding on the job market.
To see where many of our recent graduates are currently working, peruse Our Graduate's Careers.
Professional Development Intranet
For a wide range of resources, explore our professional development site on Learn@UW. To gain access, log in to Learn@UW, and under “Direct Access to” click “Desire2Learn” and then “Self Registration.” You will be taken to a long list of courses. Search for “History Graduate Program Professional Development,” click on it, and then click “Register.” Once you do so, you’ll always have a link to the site on your Learn@UW dashboard.
Graduate students may order their own business cards through StudentPrint. Cards may be ordered in sheets of 24 and are printed on 100lb bright white paper. Their turn-around time is typically two business days.
We recommend choosing one of the pre-designed templates pictured here. Order by letter (Template T or U) and provide your individual information (e.g. name, title/department, address, phone, email, etc). If you would like to design your own card, it may be formatted either horizontally or vertically, and must measure 3.5 x 2 inches. If your design is in full color, please include a 1/10 inch bleed around your document to allow for cutting.
If you would like to order one or more boxes of 500 business cards, you should have them made by DoIT’s Digital Publishing and Printing Services.
Contact Jana Valeo if you need help ordering business cards.
Additional career support can be found at the following sites: