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Career Development Courses

This page outlines courses offered as part of our Internship and Career Development program. To learn more, contact Internship and Career Advisor Heather Brinn at or visit the Internships office at Herter Hall 622. Please see SPIRE for the official course schedule and updates.

History 298: Internship Practicum

Practicum, mandatory pass/fail credits. Are you interested in exploring history related work, gaining job experience, establishing career contacts, building your resume, and developing professional confidence? Through an internship you can do all this while earning academic credit. Internships can be conducted locally, regionally, or nationally, and some paid positions are available. You can hold an internship in history or other fields, and the department’s internship advisor can help you find one that works with your interest and schedule. 1-9 credits depending on number of hours worked.

History 398A: Career Development for History Majors, 2 Cr. Pass/Fail 

Offered each spring and fall and instructed by History Department Internships and Career Advisor Heather Brinnthis class is designed to help you think about and actively prepare for life after graduation. We will explore a variety of career development topics, including career possibilities for history majors, the qualifications history majors bring to the job market, and opportunities for pre-professional development. You will also gain practical skills to help you jump-start your job search after college, from resume and cover letter writing to self-assessment, networking, job hunting, and interviewing strategies