History Employment & Career Links

Applied History graduate students are encouraged to think broadly about the talents they have developed through their study of history and the ways that diverse employers might utilize those skills. Students who are just beginning their job search are encouraged to visit the Career Development Center located on the second floor of the Cumberland Union Building. The CDC can assist students in defining career interests, writing resumes and cover letters, and in structuring an effective job-search strategy. Remember many of the openings for historians may not be publicized, so be sure to network and use your contacts to alert you to new openings.

Shippensburg University Career Development Center

Graduate School and Professional School Information

Public History Employment--An Overview from the American Historical Association

State and Federal Government Positions (Including Public History Positions)

State and National Listings of Public History Jobs

Job Listings with Non-Profit Organizations

Teaching Jobs (Note: Many Private Schools do not require teachers certification)

What's New?!

Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl

On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!

A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205

The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: tn9044@ship.edu