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Internship & Career Development Office

Yes. There are jobs for history majors. History works in the world.

The history department helps history majors prepare for life after UMass by teaching the “nuts and bolts” of career development along with the equally important ability to communicate what the UMass History experience has given them. Our students develop valuable critical thinking, research, writing, analysis, oral presentation, and collaboration skills as well as sensitivity to diverse human experiences over time and place.  When employers ask—“What skills and perspectives do history majors offer the workplace?”—our students have an answer.

Watch Kady McGann talk about the value of majoring in History at UMass Amherst:

Read the American Historical Association blog article, Entering the Job Market with a BA in History.


Your Internship & Career Advisor 

Advisor: Heather Brinn 
Location: 622 Herter Hall 
Email: internships@history.umass.edu 

Remote Advising

Remote advising via Zoom is available during office hours and by appointment.
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday 2:00 – 5:00, please email in advance.
To make an appointment email internships@history.umass.edu.

You can also use Google Hangout to ask Heather internship and career related questions, (use hbrinn@umass.edu for Google Hangouts). 

 

What do we offer? 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Crafting
  • Career Strategy Sessions 
  • Internship Assistance 
  • History 398A: Career Development for History Majors: A 2-credit pass/fail, practicum offered each spring and fall  
  • Career Development Events: Workshops on career paths, networking, resumes, and more!

Check out these upcoming events!

Careers in Education – March 4, 2021, 9:05-9:55am 
Contact Mark Roblee to register.

Careers in Law – Tues, March 16, 2021, 9:05 - 9:55 AM. 
A presentation by Prof. Diane Curtis, UMass Director of Pre-Law Advising; Contact Mark Roblee to register.

Interviewing in the Age of Covid - March 16, 2021, 5:30 – 6:20pm 
With Caroline Gould, Director of HFA Career Services; register here

Boston Area Employers: Summer & Fall Internship Fair – Thurs, April 1, 2021
Hosted by Mount Ida Campus; Contact Jenny Reynolds for more details.   

Spring HFA Alumni Career Night – Tues, April 6, 2021, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Contact Mark Roblee to register.

DEI in the Workplace, HFA-wide workshop – Tues, April 13, 2021 5:30 - 7:30pm
Contact Mark Roblee to register.

Just in Time Virtual Career Fair – Thurs, April 15, 2021
Hosted by Social and Behavioral Sciences; contact Rachel Noto for more details. 

Psychology Career Fair – Fri, April 23, 2021
Hosted by College of Natural Sciences (CNS); contact Erin Cherewatti for more details.