Information from Career Services

Ashley Forsythe is the Career Counselor for all Graduate programs, including Graduate History. She looks forward to having the opportunity to connect with you! If there is anything that she can do to assist you with your career, job/internship searching, and/or educational needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to her at or to schedule an appointment by calling 856-225-6046.

Career and Networking Opportunity

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, the Emerging Museum Professionals Committee (of the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia) will be hosting a one-day meeting entitled What’s Next. The goal of What’s Next is to guide undergraduate students, graduate students, young professionals, and professionals looking to enter the museum field through the process of finding work in a museum.

What’s Next is an excellent opportunity  to reach those seeking career advice, graduate school information, and financial consultation as they take the next steps in their professional lives.

For more information:

An Event of Interest

Saving Women’s History through Historic Preservation in Greater Philadelphia: Opportunities & Challenges
Thursday, March 30, Main Gallery
Doors Open at 5:30p.m., Program begins at 6:00p.m.
History Museum Members & PhilaLandmarks Members FREE; $8 Non-Members. 
Please register in advance. 
Join us for a conversation exploring why and how area women have taken the lead in historic preservation and interpretation from house museums to Independence Hall and in the process saved women’s history. 
Panelists include:
  • Hilary Iris Lowe, Ph.D., Director, Center for Public History, Assistant Professor, History, Temple University
  • Sandra Mackenzie Lloyd, Historian, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Kris Myers, Program Director, Alice Paul Institute
  • Kimberly Staub, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Betsy Ross House

What Are You Going To Do With That? The Arts and Humanities at Work

Free workshop.  If you’re a student of the arts or humanities and a well-meaning relative has ever asked “what are you going to do with that?” this event is for you. Five panelists working in educational nonprofits, arts advocacy organizations, archives, and bookstores will speak to what it’s like to build a career outside the university that still privileges the ideas and values of the liberal arts. 

Discussion will begin at 4:30. Join us before the panel at 3:30 for a networking reception with our panelists. @ the Writers House 305 Cooper Street   March 8, 2017   3:30 pm-6:00 pm

For more information contact Leah Falk,

Call for Papers from Essays in History

Essays in History (EiH), the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles and book reviews for its fifty-first issue, to appear in the fall of 2017. EiH continues its tradition as a source of high-quality historical work by graduate students and emerging scholars. More information is here. :  The deadline for article and book review submissions is April 1, 2017. Article submissions should include a copy of the author’s curriculum vitae and an abstract of roughly one hundred words in length. Authors interested in submitting book reviews should provide a current curriculum vitae and contact the journal prior to their submission in order to confirm the monograph to be reviewed. Submission guidelines are here
We are also soliciting longer historiographical essays of approximately 4,000-4,500 words that review two or more recent monographs on a common theme.Essays in History can be contacted at if you have any questions.