Nora, a history graduate student, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. Attending her first academic conference and speaking with professionals in the field was a key moment for her career because it was there that she realized she could follow her intellectual curiosities as a career path.
Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.
Internships offer an opportunity for students to learn practical skills, such as handling and preserving artifacts and creating exhibits. They also allow students to apply their academic knowledge in a hands-on setting. Positions are often available at local museums, historical societies, government agencies, or nonprofit and other organizations.
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