Thursday, October 31, 2013

AHA Career Fair

I love this idea.  The American Historical Association is planning a career fair for students and job candidates in history.  Yesterday they put out a call for professionals who use their training in history in their jobs.  Here is the announcement:

Were you trained in history and use that training in your job?  Do you work in business, education, nonprofits, government, archives, libraries, publishing, or another area?  If you'll be in Washington, DC, om the afternoon of January 4, please come to the Marriott Wardman Park and share your experiences with students and job candidates who are attending the AHA annual meeting.

We're looking for people willing to volunteer anytime between 1-5pm on January 4.  You can find a sign-up form on the AHA website.  Mentors will be stationed at tables where students and job candidates can browse.  Feel free to bring literature about your field or employer, but there won't be room for extensive displays.  Help expand the horizons for history majors, and let them know about all the myriad options for them to use their skills and knowledge!

The AHA jobs website notes that "Mentors have already signed up from independent schools, community colleges, historical societies, government and publishing."