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There are career options for recent graduates with history degrees besides teaching.

In this Technical Leaflet, Nicholas P. Ciotola and Thomas White defend the values of a history degree and provide options within the field of public history for recent graduates.

They provide steps for pursuing a public history career, beginning with education and outlining what level of training various positions within the field require.

A discussion of appropriate graduate degrees and whether or not to pursue a Ph.D. will help graduates determine what programs to consider post graduation. Ciotola and White emphasize the need to gain experience with volunteer work and internships and discuss the differences between the two.

A discussion of networking guides students in what organizations to be members of and how to meet professionals in the field. Included is a list of online resources for job postings.

Technical Leaflet #219 (2002)