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 Grad Program PA Cori Simon.
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. 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.
Contact Jana Valeo if you need help ordering business cards.
The Graduate School
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.