Career Fair

The AHA will hold its seventh annual Career Fair on January 5, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. in the Rhinelander Gallery (New York Hilton, Second Floor). The Career Fair introduces graduate students and early-career historians to history PhDs working in a wide variety of careers. Dozens of advisers will be available for informal conversations and informational interviews about their careers and their experiences. Last year, advisers came 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 in and outside the academy

All annual meeting attendees are encouraged to attend! E-mail Dylan Ruediger, Coordinator of Career Diversity for Historians and Institutional Research, with any questions.

Volunteer to Be an Adviser

The AHA is recruiting volunteers to serve as advisers at the 2020 Career Fair. Please fill out the form below 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.)