Career Planning

Why Study History?
A brief essay by Prof. Frank Luttmer on why we should study history. Also included here are links to other essays on this topic by Natalie Zemon Davis, Roland Barthes, and others.

What Can I Do With a History Major?
A brief essay by Prof. Frank Luttmer on majoring in history and career planning. Also included here are links to other essays on this topic, including ones published by the American Historical Association.

Hanover College Career Center
The Career Center assists students in identifying their career goals, integrating their liberal arts education with those goals, and getting the jobs they want after graduation.



Advice about the Work World

Margaret Krantz, Job Search Guide
An overview of the job search process, including topics such as "Selling Your Liberal Arts Skills," "Informational Interviewing," and "Networking."

Advice about Graduate School

Thomas H. Benton, The 5 'Virtues' of Successful Graduate Students (2003)
An English professor gives brutally honest advice about graduate school.

The Law School Admissions Council provides advice on Thinking about Law School and related topics.

Margaret Krantz, Graduate and Professional School Guide
A guide to deciding what is appropriate for you and understanding the application process (includes sample application materials).


Last Updated: August 30, 2016