Career Fair

People at the AHA's 2019 Career Fair.

The AHA will hold its ninth annual Career Fair on January 7, 2023, from 12:30-3 p.m.. The Career Fair introduces graduate students and early-career historians to history PhDs working in a wide variety of careers. Advisers from a wide variety of fields will be available for informal conversations and informational interviews about their careers and their experiences. Past Career Fair advisers have come from business, academic administration, universities, independent schools, community colleges, historical societies, government, publishing, and other fields. A number of assistant professors will also participate in the Career Fair at our popular “Ask an Assistant Professor” table.

Talk to a Career Fair adviser to learn more about:

  • The many career options available to historians
  • Pathways from graduate school to employment
  • Articulating the value of historical thinking to employers
  • Finding jobs within and beyond the academy

All annual meeting attendees are encouraged to attend. E-mail Hope Shannon, Coordinator of Career Diversity for Historians, with any questions.

Volunteer to Be an Adviser

The AHA is recruiting volunteers to serve as advisers at the 2023 Career Fair. Please fill out this form to volunteer. (There is no charge for advisers to attend the Career Fair, and you can stay for the whole three hours or just a portion.)