History Workshop First in Series for Students of all Majors

Published: March 30, 2011 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Despite the array of helpful resources on campus, many SUU students pursuing a degree in history have recently voiced concern regarding the uncertainty of their future.

An alarming number of students seem to be under the impression that teaching is the only realistic career option for those interested in studying history; in reality, more history graduates will actually find themselves in management positions rather than at the chalkboard.

In order to help students plan their life path after graduation, Southern Utah University's Department of History, Alumni Relations and the SUU Student Association have teamed up for a History Careers Workshop, to be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in the Starlight Room of SUU's Student Center.

Students have expressed specific interest in pertinent information about career prospects, graduate school options and internship possibilities for history majors. The History Careers Workshop will include presentations to address all such concerns.

The University College will provide information about graduate school prospects and the application process, as well as about internships and some of the most prominent careers in which history majors are found today. This portion will be
followed by a presentation given by SUU history alumni who work in various
fields, some of which are history related, some of which are not.

Students in attendance will also have the opportunity to learn about specific careers and get answers to individual questions from all workshop presenters.

The History Career Workshop is the first in a planned line-up of additional workshops about specific majors offered at SUU, as those field-specific topics may that cause students apprehension vary. Watch for a Workshop in your own major, or any other field of study in which you might be interested, including English, geology and pre-law, just to name a few.

Meanwhile, students are advised that each academic department is the most capable and prepared campus authority when it comes to any given major. SUU's dedicated professors and advisors are eager to help their students identify an academic plan that will satisfy their professional goals and individual interests.

All majors within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will hold a workshop similar to the upcoming History Workshop in the Spring or Fall 2011 semesters.

For all other majors on campus, a similar program might also be put into place in the fall. For additional information, contact your College Senator or Department Student Representative to encourage their work on similar programming.

Additional questions about the History Career Workshop or the majors workshop program in general may be directed to HSS Student Senator Bryn Peterson, bryn.peterson86@gmail.com, or History Department Representative Mitch Olson, mitchjolson24@gmail.com.

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