HISA Resume workshop (11/9)

Resume workshop

Join the Department of History and American Studies and Office of Academic and Career Services for a

 Resume Workshop

Monday, November 9 at 3 p.m.

Monroe Hall 210

We’ll have chips, cookies and soda to snack on.

Questions? Contact Jason Sellers, jseller4@umw.edu

Talk Thursday (11/4): Dr. Donald DeBats

F691BC2C-0AB1-47C4-8B69-1D542351489D“The (Almost) Secret History of the (Sometimes) Secret Ballot” – a talk by Dr. Donald DeBats,

Head of the Department of American Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

— Thursday, Nov. 5th at 7 pm, Lee 412

— For more information, visit Dr. DeBats website:

“Voting Viva Voce: Unlocking the Social Logic of Past Politics” – sociallogic.iath.virginia.edu

All are welcome!


Upcoming Career Services events

Academic and Career Services is sponsoring a number of events this fall, including Resume and Cover Letter Workshops October 14 and 15, plus drop-in Resumania the following week.

Students can see the full calendar on the Academic and Career Services website

Videography internship with the National History Center

The National History Center of the American Historical Association seeks a videographer to film a weekly seminar on Monday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year. Location is near the Federal Triangle Metro. Videographer must have own equipment. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Moniz at amoniz@historians.org. Compensation: $20/hour. For more information, email amoniz@historians.org or call 202-450-3209.

Fulbright Program Info Session


Graduate Study, Research & Teaching Abroad

Information Session


Wednesday, September 2nd

at 7:00pm

Monroe Hall 210


Questions? Contact: naltikri@umw.edu

On the Job Market with History Degree?

Newspaper boy as street vendor waving latest editionLooking for advice on next steps after the Bachelor’s degree? How to land a job with a History (or American Studies) diploma? Loren Collins offers advice and strategies, noting, “History is dynamic, and you should be a bright, capable, and thorough thinker, writer, communicator, and researcher because of your time as an undergraduate. The problem is that no one will know it until you tell them!”

History and American Studies majors build highly marketable skills in analysis, research and data-management, project-building, communication, team-work, and in a diverse range of digital skills, among others.

How do you communicate the strength of this training on a current-day job market? See Loren Collins’ very helpful discussion, “Entering the Job Market with a B.A. in History,” at AHA Today (12 May 2015)


Services for Grace Rebecca Mann

obit_photo.phpThe History and American Studies Department has been greatly saddened by the passing of Grace Mann. As we, together with members of our community mourn her loss, we wanted to share news of her funeral service.

It will be held for her this Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. The location is Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043.

For more information on the service, and Grace’s obituary, see this link.

For those seeking to make donations in her honor, memorial contributions may be made to RCASA (Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault). Grace’s family also intends to establish a fund at the University of Mary Washington in her honor.