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The Department of History is committed to helping its students find meaningful careers. History majors should talk with their academic advisor often about their evolving career interests as they move through the program. Advisors will help students learn ways to market their history degrees, point them to important career search resources both on and off campus, and connect them with program alumni in wide-ranging roles. All history majors are also encouraged to take part in a history internship before they graduate.

Marketing Your History Degree

The American Historical Association's Careers for History Majors
10 Perfect Jobs for People with History Degrees (That Aren’t Historian or Professor)
Entering the Job Market with a BA in History
Why a History Major is Useful in the Business World

Career Search Resources

Career Services – Your One Stop Shop!
Looking for Jobs: TigerLink
Need guidance? Meet with a Career Advisor
Need virtual help finding your career path? Stepping Blocks Career Pathway Platform
Want a concrete plan: Build A Career Plan with Career Services
Need resume, cover letter help? Interview help?
Need help with professional attire? Suit Yourself Program

Career Mentors

We have the best program alumni! These former history students are willing to chat with you about their post-graduate experiences and your future career path. Some are currently in graduate school in the humanities, others are out working in the professional world in education, non-profit, law, and the business world. Your advisor can hook you up with a mentor or you can pick a person below to chat with directly – just shoot them an email and let them know you’re a UofM history major!

Mandy Campbell      Mandy Campbell
     Graduate Student: Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, MA)
     Email: amandajcampbell16@gmail.com 

 

 

 

Derek Cooper      Derek Anderson Cooper
     Operations Manager, Dillard’s Inc. (Newnan, GA)
     Email: derekacooper21@gmail.com

 

 

 

Konrad Hughes     Konrad Hughes
    Fulbright Hayes Scholar and Graduate Student at Lund University (Sweden)
    Email: konradhughes@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Avery Tannert      Avery Efaw Tannert
     Graduate Student: History, The University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
     Email: efawavery@gmail.com

 

 

 

Joshua Wylie     Joshua Wylie
   Corporate Trainer, TikTok
   Email: wyliejoshua1@gmail.com
   Josh’s Career Talk Video