Sponsored by the EIU Department of History, this year’s History Careers Day is Friday, February 21, in Room 4400 of Booth Library. Please visit http://www.eiu.edu/history/historycareersday.php to register.
2014 History Careers Day Schedule
10:00-10:50: Apply Yourself!: Grants, Internships, and Graduate School
Wanting to spend the summer gaining professional experience? Hoping to do research but needing support to do it? Thinking of applying to graduate school but don’t know where to start? Dr. Ed Wehrle, Dr. Charlie Foy, Stephanie Templin, and Amy Wywialowski will share their experience and advice.
11:00-11:50: The Work of History: Faculty Discuss Their Research
Professors Hubbard, Laughlin-Schultz, Patterson, and Rymsza-Pawlowska will talk about what it’s like to be a professional researcher: traveling to archives, discovering evidence, and writing history.
12:00-12:50: Lunch and Keynote: “How School Boards Keep the Public in Public Schools”
Dr. Patrick Rice, EIU history alumnus and Field Services Director for the Illinois Association of School Boards, will discuss his new book Vanishing School Boards: Where School Boards Have Gone, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Bring Them Back.
1:00-2:30: History Alumni Panel: From Major to the Career
EIU alumni will discuss how they have used their training as history majors in their careers, while Bobbi Kingery (Career Services, EIU) will discuss how you can put your skills to work on the job market.