Transferable Skills, Career Readiness, and Historians in the Workforce
What will you do with that? The history and/or social studies major in the wild.
Readings and Critical Thinking
Historians are everywhere. They are employed by the government, as educators, in nonprofits, and business. Choose 3 of the following articles or podcasts to read closely. “Introduce” at least one of the historians to the class via Teams.
- Historians in Nonprofit Sector: Megan Connor, “From BA to the AHA” in Perspectives on History; Priya Chhaya, “How Priya Chhaya Does History,” Contingent Magazine.
- Historians in Business: Clifford Manko, “A Career in Corporate Finance” in Perspectives on History
- Historians in Medicine: David Glenn, “Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs” in Perspectives on History
- Historians in the National Park Service: Eric Schnack “History and Hikes: The 19th Amendment Centennial and Music in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park;” Allison Horrocks, “How Allison Horrocks Does History,” Contingent Magazine.
- Historians in Museums: Lonnie Bunch, “History and Historians in the Public” in Doing History: A Podcast Episode 14. (approximately 34 minutes); Camille Bethune-Brown, “How Camille Bethune-Brown Does History,” Contingent Magazine; Erin Bartram, “How Erin Bartram Does History,” Contingent Magazine; Nick Hurley, “How Nick Hurley Does History,” Contingent Magazine
- Historians in Archives & Libraries: Jennifer Garcon, “How Jennifer Garcon Does History,” Contingent Magazine. Steven D. Booth, “How Steven D. Booth Does History,” Contingent Magazine
- Historians in Government: Betty K. Koed, “Senate Historical Office,” American Historical Association
- Historians in Academia: Naomi Rendina, “How Naomi Rendina Does History,” Contingent Magazine
- Historians in Journalism: Shin Yu Pai, “How Shin Yu Pai Does History,” Contingent Magazine
You can also visit Contingent Magazine “How I Do History” series for the latest profiles at https://contingentmagazine.org/series/how-i-do-history/
Career Readiness and Transferable Skills
CSU Students visit the CSU Office of Career Development and Exploration (https://www.clestatecareers.com/) and read their blog post “Are you Career Ready?” https://www.clestatecareers.com/post/are-you-career-ready