The Graduate Program is committed to helping our students develop the skills required for them to meet their professional goals.
History Department Resources
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.
We archive recordings of our career events, sample application materials, and other useful resources on our professional development Canvas site. All current grads are automatically invited to access it. If you need another invitation, contact our Grad Program PA.
Ordering Business Cards
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. We recommend choosing template T or U (pdf) and provide your individual information (e.g. name, title/department, address, phone, email, etc).
The Graduate School’s Professional Development portal offers information on a variety of professional development opportunities. Via the portal, you can access the Individual Development Plan, an advising tool. (Our Advising Qs is a similar option.) Other options include DiscoverPD, a tool that allows you to review the nine areas of professional development, complete a self-assessment, and get a customized report of your strengths/weaknesses and recommendations to help strengthen your abilities in each area. See also its Career Pathways and the Versatile PhD.