Resources from Professional Organizations
- Career Diversity for Historians - American Historical Association's career diversity initiative with resources to help historians prepare for a wide array of careers options.
- Rethinking Humanities PhD Resources - Resources, scholarship, and data compiled by the Council of Graduate Schools geared toward humanities grad students and faculty.
- AASLH Career Center - Job search resources from the American Association for State and Local History.
- Inside Higher Ed - The Career Advice section includes two blogs relating to careers beyond academia, Carpe Careers and Alt-Ac Careers.
- Sarah Syversen is the career advisor for humanities students. She works one-on-one with students (and alumni) in any stage of their careers to assist in career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, networking, and interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center to set up an appointment or email her directly
Career Exploration and Development Resources from Other Universities
- Imagine PhD - A career exploration and planning tool developed by the Graduate Career Consortium for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.
- University of Michigan - Resources for graduate students interested in non-academic positions.
- University of Illinois - Career exploration resources, including self-assessment, informational interviews, and job search resources.
- Columbia University - Resources for humanities and social science PhDs searching for careers in various non-academic fields (ex. publishing, cultural organizations, consulting).
- Humanists@Work - An initiative from the University of California Humanities Research Institute that includes a wide variety of career exploration and professional development resources, stories from graduates working outside academia, and a podcast.
Resources from PhDs Who Pursued Careers Outside Academia