2014 History Careers Day

The History Department hosted its annual History Careers Day on Friday, February 21. The event featured students, faculty, staff and alumni talking about internships, graduate school, grants and fellowships, professional history work and all kinds of other career advice.

Many members of the EIU community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) came for all or part of the event.

Many members of the EIU community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) came for all or part of the event.

Dr. Sace Elder, Chair of the History Careers Day Committee introduces our first panel of the day

Dr. Sace Elder, Chair of the History Careers Day Committee introduces our first panel of the day

(from back to front) Dr. Charles Foy, Dr. Ed Wehrle and Dr. Sace Elder discuss internship and fellowship opportunities--very important in today's job market!

Dr. Charles Foy (center), Dr. Ed Wehrle (back) and Dr. Sace Elder (front) discuss internship and fellowship opportunities–very important in today’s job market!

Undergraduate student Amy Wywialowski (left) and graduate student Stephanie Templin (right) describe their public history internships

Undergraduate student Amy Wywialowski (left) and graduate student Stephanie Templin (right) describe their public history internships

(from left to right) Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Dr. Lee Patterson, and Dr. Mark Hubbard talk about their research

(from left to right) Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Dr. Lee Patterson, and Dr. Mark Hubbard talk about their research

Our keynote speaker, EIU History alum and Director of Field Services for the Illinois Association of School Boards, Dr. Patrick Rice, on the importance of school boards

Our keynote speaker, EIU History alum and Director of Field Services for the Illinois Association of School Boards, Dr. Patrick Rice, on the importance of school boards

Dr. Newton Key (left) listens to EIU Career Counselor Bobbi Kingery (right) taking about the strong job skills that a history degree provides: research, writing, and analytical thinking, just for starters!

Dr. Newton Key (left) listens to EIU Career Counselor Bobbi Kingery (center) taking about the strong job skills that a history degree provides: research, writing, and analytical thinking, just for starters!

Dr. Patrick Rice (left) with Chris Carron  (right), Director of Collections at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and alum of Eastern Illinois University's Historical Administration Program

Dr. Patrick Rice (left) with Chris Carron (right), Director of Collections at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and alum of Eastern Illinois University’s Historical Administration Program

Crystal Abbey, M.A. alum who is now at the Vermont Law School was able to join us via Skype. Here she poses with two of her grad professors: Dr. Elder (left) and Dr. Key (right). Crystal's advice? "Get an M.A. in History from EIU!"

Crystal Abbey, M.A. alum who is now at the Vermont Law School was able to join us via Skype. Here she poses with two of her grad professors: Dr. Elder (left) and Dr. Key (right). Crystal’s advice? “Get an M.A. in History from EIU!”

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