History Department alums are pursuing rewarding careers in a diverse range of fields and industries using skills they developed as history students. Read about the some of the many career possibilities through these links:
Snapshot Biographies of History Grads
Quick tips from recent graduates about what led them them to their chosen fields.
Short interviews with history graduates about how they developed their careers
Resources for exploring careers and finding jobs
The University of Michigan Career Center can provide you with a wide range of resources that will help you get a job after graduation. Their Career Center Connector makes it possible for you to connect with employers who are seeking to higher UM graduates for both internships and permanent positions. You can also meet with Career Advisors who will consult with you about the many options before you. Finally, the Reference Letter Service will keep on file your confidential letters of recommendation, and send them upon your request to prospective employers or graduate programs.
University of Michigan Alumni Association Career Services
The U-M Alumni Association provides career services for current students and graduates at any career stage. Graduates are offered one free year of membership. Explore their website to learn about their many services, including Welcome Wednesdays, 30-Minute Mentors, job search resource center, networking tools, and much more.
Create your inCircle profile and take advantage of these services:
- Your own profile/resume page, where you can develop your career profile, post your resume and be matched with potential employers
- The ability to search the Alumni Job Board
- Automatic matching and email notification of new job postings that match your profile
- Exclusive articles and step-by-step guides that help you manage your job search and career
Alumni NetWorks is a career service through the Alumni Association that offers graduates and current students the opportunity to gain information and networking contacts from one of U-M's most valuable resources, its alumni. Through this program, participants are able to contact alumni mentors who have volunteered to provide career coaching on topics such as information about their occupation, entering the job market, and relocating to a specific city.
The following web pages feature articles about paths to follow with your history degree, whether you are considering entering the job market directly after graduation or going into graduate or professional school, and some internet resources.
- Careers for History Majors, from the American Historical Association
- www.indeed.com job search engine recommended by the Career Center
- idealist.org connects with non-profit and community organizations in 165 countries
- History Associates Incorporated, careers in history research, archives, record management in Washington D.C.
- The History Factory provides archiving services, produces corporate histories, and provides strategic history services to Fortune 500 companies.
- CollegeGrad.com is an internet job search service that targets college students and recent graduates
- Studentjobs.gov provides information about federal government jobs opportunities
- Campuscareercenter.com covers government and industries from small non-profits to big business
- Young Nonprofit Professionals Network(YNPN) is a grassroots nonprofit organization that engages and supports future nonprofit leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities
- socialservice.com a place to look for jobs in a variety of human service areas