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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137

History Works in the World

The History Department’s Career Development Program

History majors have strong written and verbal communication skills, research skills, and the ability to think creatively and analytically. These are valuable skills that will serve you well after graduation. History majors go on to work in a variety of fields, including law, business, education, museums, politics, journalism and publishing, among others. The History Department is dedicated to helping our majors prepare for careers after their studies at UMass.


Advisor: Mark Roblee
Location: 603 Herter Hall
Office Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 2:00-4:30PM; & by appointment.

What do we offer?

- Resume and Cover Letter Drop-off Service
- One-on-One Career Strategy Sessions
- Individualized Internship Assistance
- History 398A: Career Development for History Majors (1-credit, pass/fail, practicum, spring and fall semesters)


Internships help students create a bridge between their academic experiences and future careers. If you want to find a professional level job immediately after graduation, you will need to start preparing at least from the beginning of your junior year. Doing internships with companies and organizations during your college years is the way to get trained and get such a position. Contact the History Department’s Undergraduate Internship and Career Advisor to learn about the process of finding and registering for an internship.

[Institutions: Interested in connecting your history project with an undergraduate history student? See the guidelines here.]

Career Development Events

Upcoming Career Development events will be posted here and on the History Department’s calendar.

Past Career Development Events:

Careers in Policy, Foreign Affairs, and International Relations
Wednesday, Mar. 30th, 2016, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Herter 601

The Secret to Networking
Tuesday, Mar. 8th, 2016, 5:30 – 6:20pm
Herter 601

Career Blast Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 2016, 11:00 – 3:00pm
UMass Amherst Campus Center

Diversity in the Workplace and You
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2016, 5:30 – 6:20pm
Herter 601

Using Linkedin Like a Pro
Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2016, 5:30 – 6:20pm
Herter 601

Crafting Your Resume
Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 2016, 5:30 – 6:20pm
Herter 601

All Events in Herter 601 include free pizza and soda!