New Website on Professional Development for Historians
A new website designed to help historians think more broadly about their career options has recently been created. The URL for this site is: www.beyondacademe.com.
The site contains information which should be of use not only to graduate students but also to faculty members who advise graduate and undergraduate students (much, although not all, of the material on the site is intended for PhDs).
The site includes sections called "Useful Tools" and "Outside the Box." In Useful Tools, you will find FAQs designed to help historians learn more about job options outside of academia, tips on transforming a CV into a resume, information on beginning and conducting a job search, a list of suggested reading, an essay explaining how you can and should make the decision to remain in or to leave academia, as well a whole host of other information. "Outside the Box" includes a monthly profile of an historian who works "outside the box" as well as a segment called "Four Transformed Academics or How's Where We Prove that Nothing is Too Obscure." This latter segment highlights four fictitious academics, providing information on their background and demonstrating how they can transform their skills and interests into meaningful work outside of academia.
Whether you intend to remain in academia or not, we strongly encourage you to visit the site! The website has been endorsed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
We'd love feedback on the site—please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandra M. Lord
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